Volunteer Development Manager (Volunteer role)

Help develop and maintain our policies to support, engage and empower a growing volunteer team
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Volunteer Development Manager (Volunteer role)

About Pride in London

Pride in London is wholly run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBT+ community and improve the event.

Together, we run the UK’s biggest, most diverse pride, and our job is to make sure we provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. 

Pride in London includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies. 

Around 250 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’ll do this by welcoming more women and those from the BAME, trans and non-binary communities into the organisation. 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 volunteer role

The Volunteer Development Manager will work to develop our volunteer journey with policies and processes that mean our volunteers get the best possible experience during their time with Pride in London. Working alongside the Head of Inclusion and Volunteer Experience, you will be the driving force behind these policies, as well as exploring additional ways to help develop and engage volunteers. 

  • Help to develop and maintain internal HR policies and procedures for our volunteers and regularly review and adapt them
  • Contribute to initiatives to inform, engage and empower our volunteers 
  • Explore and lead on additional engagement projects as assigned

Who you are

The successful candidate should be a committed team player able to work across boundaries and collaboratively both within the Volunteer Engagement function and more widely.

  • Ideally is CIPD qualified or has HR experience
  • Understanding of volunteer organisations
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative, but knowing when to seek advice and/or approval.
  • Diplomatic, friendly, efficient and helpful attitude. 

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

  • An induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year
  • An opportunity to get new and relevant professional and leadership experience
  • A chance to broaden your professional network
  • Play a crucial role in delivering the Pride in London event
  • Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London

Deadline for applications: 1st October 2020

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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