Your Pride In London
Pride in London means many things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation!
Pride in London has a renewed sense of purpose to highlight the challenges still facing the LGBT+ community today despite progress. We are run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity and are drawn from all walks of life. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all of our community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.
Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. It is our intention for Pride in London to best represent all parts of our community.
We continue to actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, people of colour and those from the trans and non-binary communities.
As our Head of Public Affairs you will work within our integrated marketing & communication team. As we plan for the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK in 2022, we are looking for someone to represent Pride in London with external audiences who shape our legislative environment, making sure the organisation's positions and those of the LGBT+ community are heard and understood. At the same time, you will bring the views of the outside world into Pride in London, making sure we are proactively shaping our event and platform rather than simply reacting to it.
- Working with the Deputy Director of Communications and the wider communications team to help devise on priorities and policies to establish delivery of the public affairs strategy;
- Liaise with politicians, at all levels, from all parties to engage them on the core issues related to Pride in London;
- Provide strategic advice and leadership to the wider Pride in London team on policy issues, campaigns and political issues of relevance;
- Lead on the planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of public affairs projects within the public affairs team;
- Engage with parliamentarians, London borough and city representatives, MPs and MEPs, to ensure their support and participation;
- Liaise with key stakeholders and other voluntary organisations to promote and drive collaboration with public affairs projects.
- A clear commitment to the values and ambitions of Pride in London is essential;
- Experience of working within a policy and public affairs environment is essential (2 -5 years);
- Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the key issues facing the LGBT+ community, and the interaction with public affairs and campaigns;
- Ability to help develop and then work to a brief, delivering key strategic objectives and requirements;
- Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously and to turn around design work in a fast-paced environment;
- A good contacts book, and experience of working in politics or with politicians is preferred.
- Strong work ethic
- Excellent communication skills essential
- A positive attitude
- A can do approach
- 2-5 years experience working in a public affairs role (in house or agency) would be an advantage
- A good understanding of domestic and international LGBT+ political issues facing the community
- A good network of contacts within politics and/or lobbying groups
Hours: 5-10 per week
- The time commitment varies throughout the year. It is likely the role will take a few hours a week. All work is carried out at home, although we will require attendance at regular team meetings, including some Saturday mornings.
- More time will be required in the run up to Prid
What you’ll get joining Pride in London
- A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year
- An opportunity to get new and relevant professional experience
- A chance to broaden your professional network
- Play an important part in delivering the Pride in London event
- Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London