VOLUNTEER ROLE | BI PRIDE UK
Trustee with experience in community engagement
Ideal time commitment: approximately 10-15 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the Chair
Bi Pride UK is a 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.
VOLUNTEER ROLE OUTLINE
All Trustees hold legal
responsibility for the effective governance of Bi Pride UK as a registered
charity; this includes sound financial management of the charity’s assets and
the careful determination of actions and activities in accordance with Bi Pride
UK’s charitable objectives. Trustees meet at least monthly by conference call,
and work as a whole to hold and determine the strategic direction of the
charity. Each Trustee works as a unit to meet these responsibilities, and also
works with their assigned team to turn strategic plans into delivery of Bi
Pride UK’s charitable activities. Trustees may also be called upon to carry out
other responsibilities as required by the charity (within their own capacity to
Bi Pride UK’s Trustees form the Trustee
Board (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and further Trustees responsible
for individual teams). We are seeking a Trustee to join our Board, working with
the Education and Outreach team and the wider committee to help us create more
visibility and awareness of people who experience attraction beyond gender
across the UK through a range of outreach methods and engagement with local
communities across the UK.
We are appointing Trustees with
specific experience to augment the current skills and expertise on the Board. This
Trustee will have experience of developing community relationships and building
community-focused initiatives, though this does not need to be specific to bi
communities. They will be working with our Head of Education and Outreach and
the wider Education and Outreach team to build Bi Pride UK’s local engagement
work across the UK; this team includes our regional outreach work, our
corporate training delivery team, our UK Prides team who get Bi Pride UK
volunteers to 30 Prides annually, and our research and impact team.
Trustees volunteer remotely from
anywhere in the UK, with some travel required occasionally (primarily for our
flagship Pride event in London in September and for teams away days which take
place a few times a year in London). Our committee meetings take place via
conference call on the third Monday evening of every month. All reasonable
expenses incurred are reimbursed, including travel, lunch at away days and
other all day events, and some childcare costs if required.
- Participation in and engagement with the Board, particularly in relation to community engagement topics;
- Representing Bi Pride UK through networking opportunities with key external stakeholders;
- Supporting other Bi Pride UK Trustees and volunteers to ensure that the charity delivers on its objectives;
- Working with our Head of Education and Outreach to ensure effective strategic and budgetary oversight;
- Triaging strategic community-related queries and referring queries to the Board where appropriate;
- Bringing community building/engagement perspectives to Board-level strategic discussions.
- 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;
- Some understanding of governance and charity management topics;
- Experience of community building/engagement, at both an operational and a strategic level;
- Some experience of building strategies for engaging underrepresented groups (eg. youth engagement);
- Some knowledge of the landscape and histories of bi communities in the UK would be desirable;
- Some understanding of charity finances and financial management;
- Experience of developing organisation-wide strategic thinking and planning;
- Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
All Trustees must declare any current conflicts of interest.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] by midnight on Sunday 23rd February.
We may interview (by phone) on a rolling basis for this position. 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.
Bi Pride UK is aware of the barriers that can be faced in gaining traditional work experience, particularly for BAME, disabled and trans people. We will give weight to this and encourage people when applying to consider caring responsibilities, including parenthood, volunteering, and other non-paid experiences and responsibilities when making their application.