Head of Training (Volunteer Role)

Bring your humour, personality and expertise to help us train our diverse group of volunteers!
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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 be part of a transformational change!

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 equity, diversity and inclusion 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 equitable footing. 

Around 200 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, black people, 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.

Your new team 

Our organisation is home to around 150 year round volunteers with another 1000 supporting us on the day of Pride. Our People, Diversity & Inclusion team are  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 Training will oversee the training strategy and process for our two key volunteering populations: the 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 of training managers:

  • Oversee the running of training sessions for volunteers, from induction sessions for year-round volunteers to a training programme for the on-the-day volunteers
  • Develop a training strategy for our year-round volunteers, to provide them with additional learning and development opportunities 
  • Identify and assess future and current training needs, both in person and digital
  • Maintain a keen understanding of trends, developments and best practices
  • Manage the development of relevant training material 
  • Lead and engage a team of training managers

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.

  • Experience in training
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and leadership skills
  • Able to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Time required as a volunteer will be about 5-10 hours a week, including attending a regular Volunteer Engagement meeting. This will increase closer in the six weeks ahead of Pride (the training period for on-the-day volunteers).

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. 

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