Communications Officer (Volunteer Role) x2
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 and we continue to actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, People of Colour and those from the trans and non-binary communities. All applications are important to us so if you’d like to be part of the future of Pride in London please register your interest or share this opportunity with your network.
Purpose of Role
We are looking for a group of engaging, proactive, committed Communications Officers to join the Pride in London communications team. We are seeking enthusiastic, creatively minded individuals to elevate our external Comms presence without limit to channel.
Pride in London is a high profile brand that attracts media and news attention all year round.
We are looking to build a new team of Communications Officers to answer media inquiries, help Pride in London react to relevant news events, and promote on-going events. We are also seeking support with our Social Media activities as we expand across platforms.
Crucially we want a team that’s able to work proactively to promote Pride in London through all media channels, working closely with the web, social media, fundraising and sponsorship teams, festival and marketing teams.
Working in a project management style, depending on the skill set of successful applicants, key portfolios will be shared out amongst the team.
Reaching out to under-represented communities and broadening the media engagement for Pride in London is a key and continued priority for this role.
You’ll be responsible for:
- Work with all members of the Pride in London team to maximise positive press coverage for Pride in London
- Represent Pride in London to media outlets in the UK and globally
- Build good contacts with journalists, writers, broadcasters and photographers to help promote Pride in London
- Effectively use the platform that Pride in London provides to promote the LGBT+ community
- Craft responses to media requests in a quick, clear and publication-ready manner
- Develop creative and engaging ways to promote Pride in London in the media
- Work closely with our social media team to ensure synergy across all external channels
- Promote Pride in London to new media outlets and markets
- Work closely with sponsors and partners to help promote events, causes and campaigns
- Provide media support to Pride in London events outside of parade day
- A clear commitment to the values and ambitions of Pride in London
- Experience of working in Communications (that may include agency Comms, Press/Media, Social Media)
- The ability to think creatively
- Highly organised and self-motivated
- Strong proofreading and copywriting skills
- Understanding of the social media environment
- Ability to act on initiative
- Excellent communication skills
- Flexible attitude and approach to work
- Friendly, efficient and helpful attitude
- This is a role that requires long-term commitment. Time required will vary week by week, and team members will be able to share the workload. On average, you can expect the post to take between 4 and 8 hours per week (non-consecutively, with prior agreement around your other work or personal commitments).
- All work is carried out at home/remotely, although we will require attendance at regular virtual meetings, and in-person all-team meetings. These usually take place on Saturday mornings, online.
Attendance at Pride in London on July 1st is expected
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
- Media Engagement
- Remote status
- Hybrid Remote
Our volunteers are driven and passionate about what they do. Putting on one of London's largest one-day events requires dedication and perseverance.
Although a lot of our work is completed remotely, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your team and others throughout the year to not only plan what's ahead but to socialise too.
We're looking for enthusiastic people to join the organisation so we can provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community.
About Pride in London
Pride in London is run in majority by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBT+ communities and improve the event.
Pride in London includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies.
Communications Officer (Volunteer Role) x2
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