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External Engagement Manager - Pride in the City

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Your Pride in London

Pride in London (PiL) means many things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation! Forty-six years since the first Pride march in London, 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; together we pull off the UK’s biggest free LGBTQ+ community event every year. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all 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. We welcome applications from everybody and are especially keen to attract new volunteers from the BAME, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities who we would love to see more widely represented in our organisation.

Your new team

Strategic Partnerships is the team responsible for Pride in London’s income generation in relation to all corporate partnership’s deals. The team as a collective help to generate new business, negotiate contracts and then manage that relationship throughout its tenure. A lot of the partnership’s benefits relate specifically to the day itself but additional activation throughout the year is key to the activation’s success. Specific activation within each partnership can include but isn’t limited to, on the day branding, social media posts, logo/ website management, marketing campaign management and parade/ event logistics. Other events and partnerships such as the Gala, Pride run, and Pride in the City form a much bigger portfolio that the team also oversee. We make sure all companies go through a rigorous ethical process to ensure the partnership activation is requested with the right intentions.

About Pride in the City

Pride in the City is an events initiative focused on supporting inclusivity in business, bringing together organisations from a variety of industries and sectors, in support of LGBT+ inclusion.

Your new volunteer role

The kind of activities you will be doing day to day include overseeing events with confirmed partners, as well as engagement with external organisations who have partnered with Pride in the City.  Additional activities include:

  • Overseeing a selection of new business enquiries as delegated by your Head of Pride in the City 
  • Ensuring the agreed timelines are met both from the client and Pride in London perspective to prevent any delay and ensure the confirmed event can be as successful as possible for each partner assigned to you by the Head of Pride in the City 
  • Managing final logistics with confirmed Pride in the City partners, supporting up to five events
  • Sending out periodic communication updates to our confirmed external partners (e.g., Outstanding)
  • Sending event listings to key external partners (e.g., Nexus, Org Listing)
  • Attending weekly meetings to ensure all discussions are kept on track and all enquiry questions are answered in a timely manner, leading to a successful agreement and/or event
  • Working closely with other teams to negotiate any issues 
  • Ensuring efficient ways of working are adopted and consistently implemented across the team
  • Attending various team and client events throughout the year to build relationships and promote Pride in London.

Who you are

  • Must have the business acumen to drive forward external discussions with potential Pride in the City partners
  • Must be a good team player with exceptional communication skills
  • Must have evening and weekend availability to run and/or attend team meetings and client events. 
  • Must have the ability to attend meetings during the weekday (on an ad hoc basis)
  • A plus to have experience in new business corporate partnerships within a professional organisation 
  • A plus to have dealt with mid-large corporate new business client relationships 

What you’ll get joining Pride in London

  • An 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 Pride event
  • Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Our Culture

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. 

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