Ideal time commitment: approximately 10-15 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the Chair
Bi Pride UK is a newly registered charity which aims to create public, high-profile spaces for the celebration of the bi community and anyone who experiences attraction beyond gender, addressing an existing lack of bi-specific celebration at many Prides across the country.
Bi Pride UK’s Vice Chair will support the Chair, working with the committee to create more visibility and awareness of people who experience attraction beyond gender across the UK through national engagement with local prides and delivering an annual Pride event for the community.
The Vice Chair works closely with the Chair, supporting on the development of Bi Pride UK’s strategic direction and acting as the first point of call for non-executive members of the committee. They will chair the Programming Team, supporting committee members to enact actions points from committee meetings, making sure that individuals are fully briefed in their tasks and facilitating the development of new ideas for the organisation. Based on this, they will keep the Chair up-to-date on the day-to-day function of the organisation and, when required, deputise for the Chair in meetings and in media and PR circumstances.
The Vice Chair volunteers remotely, with some travel required. Our committee meetings take place via conference call on the third Monday evening of every month. All reasonable expenses incurred are reimbursed. The successful candidate will be invited to join the committee at an Away Day in London on Saturday 28th April, with expenses reimbursed.
- Supporting Committee Officers on behalf of the Chair, individually and through the Programming Team;
- Providing pastoral support (and mediation where required) for all committee members;
- Assisting the Chair in developing Bi Pride UK’s strategic development over time;
- Acting as a critical friend to the Chair, providing frank guidance and feedback when necessary;
- Participation in and engagement with the Executive Committee, supporting the Chair;
- Maximising networking opportunities to promote Bi Pride UK to key external stakeholders;
- Deputising for the Chair when required, including chairing meetings and representing Bi Pride UK.
- Interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;
- An understanding of the needs of people and communities in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;
- Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;
- Strong time management, organisational and administrative skills;
- Strong understanding of governance and charity management topics;
- Ability to communicate confidently and persuasively, even when saying potentially unpopular things;
- Some experience of holding volunteer and/or people management responsibilities;
- Experience of developing strategic thinking and planning;
- Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
- Comfortable making independent judgements;
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
The Vice Chair must declare any current conflicts of interest, and will ideally self-identify as being attracted to more than one gender.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 27th March. The position is open to anyone over the age of 18. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, especially minority groups such as applicants of colour, trans and non-binary applicants and disabled applicants.