Women’s Community Engagement Manager

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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 are already a pretty diverse bunch, but we are looking to add to our diversity and are especially keen to receive applications from the BAME, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities. Gender equality is always a key consideration for us.


Role responsibilities

  • Building specific links with groups, networks, charities and other organisations that represent, work for or support LGBTQ+ women, particularly those that can struggle to get support and profile and for whom there are greater challenges for being LGBTQ+ or a woman.   Using these links to gather views and opinions that both help improve decision making and ensure that Pride in London delivers for the communities we serve.
  • Explaining decisions taken by Pride in London to women in the LGBTQ+ community and increasing understanding of our work.
  • Attending meetings with different groups and speaking on behalf of Pride in London. 
  • Contributing to discussions at team meetings.
  • Being familiar with the overall operations of Pride in London in order to help shape and inform our work.
  • Speaking out/up for different parts of the LGBTQ+ community within Team Pride, helping to inform decision making and educating volunteers
  • Highlighting areas where Pride in London could help with specific campaigning, research or similar in order to support or draw attention to different parts of or causes involving female-identified LGBTQ+ people. 
  • To ensure that Pride in London meets our commitment to be ‘of the community and for the community’, recognising that this will require balancing competing interests and ideas.
  • To increase the understanding amongst the LGBTQ+ women of Pride in London, our mission, purpose and work in order to generate more support and engagement with us and help Pride in London continue to flourish into the future.
  • There may be some managing of budgets for activities related to engagement with/support for your role.
  • Attending Open Meetings.
  • The Women’s Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing a team to assist them in the delivery of work and meeting the goals and mission of Pride in London.

Experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of, empathy with and passion for the LGBTQ+ community, in particular women who can face greater challenges due to their gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Experience of volunteering.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience of working with external groups and organisations, in particular building up new relationships, strengthening existing ties and engaging with communities that can be hard-to-reach.
  • Confidence for speaking in public and representing Pride in London.
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative, but knowing when to seek advice and/or approval.
  • Diplomatic, friendly, efficient and helpful attitude. 
  • This role also requires good team working with other members of Team Pride at every level.
  • Applications are particularly encouraged from the BAME, women and trans* communities.

Context and purpose of role

When Pride in London was founded in 2012 we used the phrase ‘of the community, for the community’ and from the very outset we understood the importance of engaging with all parts of the LGBTQ+ community – because many people feel that the event is ‘theirs’, something special and uniquely valuable.  So we reached out to groups across the city, inviting them to meet and attend meetings, the methods of engagement were important: from open meetings to speaking at local community groups.  

Over the years Pride in London has faced multiple challenges and as we’ve grown balancing them has become more of a challenge.  Initially we needed groups to know we existed and wanted them to participate; we also had to create a sustainable funding base, build a team of volunteers and ensure that the organisation existed to ensure those attending had a safe and enjoyable time. 

Whilst we’ve forged strong links with many groups we are aware there’s more to do.  The community is at the heart of what we do and we want to put more focus on our engagement.  Over the past five years one of the founding members of Pride in London has led on community engagement, with his departure and the start of a new five-year contract with the Mayor of London to run the event, now is the time to beef-up what we’re doing.  We will be increasing our outreach, and through that we hope to champion more causes, bringing attention to more issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community in London and around the world.  The Women’s Community Engagement Manager is vital to our future success.

You will need to engage with multiple stakeholders, advise and help other members of Team Pride working on all parts of the event(s) and speak up for the female- identified community within Pride in London.  As Pride in London has become bigger and more successful, so the focus on us has grown and at times ill-informed criticism has negatively impacted on volunteers, so a thick-skin can also be required and the ability to support and motivate others.

 

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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