Challenge Events Manager

We're on the lookout for someone who can manage our growing portfolio of challenge events with experience in growing financial donations and commercial income to help Pride in London grow.
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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!

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 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 fundraising team is key to making Pride in London happen. The event is expensive to run and the show couldn’t go on without their efforts encouraging generous donations from thousands of individuals every year. The team work tirelessly year round across a range of activities from running glamourous events like our Gala Dinner, to partnering with community groups or simply hitting the streets with a Pride in London fundraising bucket.

The fundraising team is responsible for growing financial donations and commercial income that allow Pride in London to continue to grow the event and its support of the LGBTQI+ community. You will be part of a team that is responsible for generating high levels of income. One of the key funding streams is through the sale of stalls for various organisations to interact with attendees across the footprint of the day of Pride.

Your new volunteer role

As part of our grow income strategy we are looking for someone who can manage our growing portfolio of challenge events. Events include our successful Pride Boxing and Pride in London 10K Run in Hyde Park as well as the recently added ASICS 10K Run in July 2020.

Reporting into the Head of Public Fundraising you will be part of a team that is responsible for generating income by encouraging participants to fundraise through these events and work with the third-party providers of these.

The fundraising team is responsible for growing financial donations and commercial income that allow Pride in London to continue to grow the event and its support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement a strategy to increase fundraising through challenge events by working closely with third party suppliers.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to organise, manage and run the challenge events portfolio for Pride in London.
  • Coordinate the creation and delivery of assets linked to challenge events and ensure they are promoted through Pride in London channels.
  • Work alongside Marketing, Comms and Digital on the promotion of events and recruitment of participants.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship journey for challenge events which supports participants and maximises income.
  • Coordinate the recruitment of volunteers for events.
  • Post events gather feedback from suppliers and participants then lead on planning for the following year.
  • Ongoing reporting on events and engagement with cause.

Who you are

This role requires someone who has experience and knowledge of managing challenge events. Experience of working with suppliers to ensure the delivery of events. An outgoing, friendly personality. The role will require contribution all year round, with increased commitment period in the last two months leading up to Parade weekend.

What you'll get from Pride In London

•    A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year.

•    Meaningful leadership experience.

•    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.

 

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

Department

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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