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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!

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 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. 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 

Our organisation is home to around 150 year round volunteers with another 1,000 supporting us on the day of Pride. Volunteer Engagement is the team responsible for the recruitment, training, deployment and all-round experience of the volunteers needed to put on Pride in London.

Your new volunteer role

The Head of Volunteer Experience will oversee the engagement and wellbeing of our two key volunteering populations: the thousand on-the-day volunteers who support the Pride Parade, and the core team who volunteer all year round to put on the event, across all directorates. 

This is a senior role, line managing a small team:

  • Develop and enhance the experience for our volunteers throughout their time at Pride in London 
  • Create and manage relevant HR policies/procedures for our volunteer teams
  • Manage provisions for the wellbeing of all our volunteers
  • Drive the development of a series of social events for our volunteers
  • Work with the Head of Internal Communications to inform, engage and empower our volunteers
  • Work with the Head of Training to support the learning and development of our volunteers year-round
  • Be a strategic point of contact for our Registration Site manager which deploys our volunteers on the day, liaising with the Operations team
  • Lead and engage a team 

Who you are

The successful candidate should be a committed team player with line manager experience and great people skills, able to work across boundaries and collaboratively both within the Volunteer Engagement function and more widely.

  • Able to self-organise and show initiative to find new ways of working and delegate through your team accordingly
  • Comfortable managing complaints and conflict resolution issues
  • Ideally is CIPD qualified or has HR experience
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Time required as a volunteer will be about 5 hours a week, including attending regular Volunteer Engagement meetings, with occasional need to attend Saturday morning meetings to present to other teams. Time needs will vary throughout the year, but will increase closer towards Pride.

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

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. 

Already working at Pride in London?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@pridelondon.org
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