VOLUNTEER ROLE | BI PRIDE UK

Digital Community Coordinator

Ideal time commitment: approx. 5-10 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the Head of Media and Communications

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themselves
and their identities. It’s not enough to be ‘welcome’ at a Pride. We make up a very large proportion of the GRSD (Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity) community – many stats actually say we’re over half the community – and we deserve to be visible and celebrated in our own right.

There are many ways to make this happen, and we work in many ways to bring this change about:

  • Outreach work with other Prides – our consultation work with local Prides and the UK Pride Organisers Network works in a tailored way to make sure that bi-inclusion is a top priority and is being done well
  • Organising a high-profile annual Bi Pride event – from September 2019, Bi Pride UK made history with the largest ever gathering of bi people recorded. A performance stage, a panel stage, stall village, street food, and over 1,300 attendees. Next year we are aiming higher
  • Building a strong online and virtual community – just as important as the rest of our work is making sure that people hear about it! People need to know what resources and spaces exist for them, and how they can connect with other people like them


ROLE OUTLINE

The Bi Pride UK Media Team are growing. Due to the success of our communications strategies in our 2019 operational year, we secured original content across DIVA Magazine, Stonewall, Openly, Gay Times, and were featured in TimeOut and the Evening Standard. We launched our first advertisement campaign on the London Underground. We sold out of online tickets for our first Pride event. The Media Team have been busy doing great and beautifully designed comms work.

Bi Pride UK’s PR strategies and partnerships were a crucial element in the success of our comms work. The positive relationships between other prides, GDSR organisations and charities, and media partners is something Bi Pride UK seeks to maintain as well as increase with new relationships and partnerships. Our PR team ensures that the charity is visible and the brilliant work we do is shown.

Responsibilities for the PR Manager would include:

• Managing the group of volunteers in the PR team and setting objectives to each person
• Recruiting and interviewing new volunteers for replacements or team growth
• Collaborate with other team managers in the media department for brand amplification
• Grow Bi Pride UK’s public presence with news articles, writer takeovers, interviews, and original content like blog articles
• Maintain healthy and positive relationships with key opinion leaders, media contacts, and organisations
• Discover new partnership opportunities with brands, charities, and media organisations
• Explore and find any new pro-bono agency opportunities for the charity
• Plan out a clear PR strategy in the run up to Bi Pride 2020 to ensure another sell-out event
• Use Bi Pride UK’s magazine ‘UNICORN’ to disrupt news stories about bi and pan identities
Why volunteer for a charity? Volunteering in your industry position is an excellent way to build up your skills and add another exciting project to your CV. Bi Pride UK are growing rapidly and quickly making a name for themselves in the GRSD environment as a historic charity. This is an excellent opportunity to grow professionally while making great change for a fantastic cause.

VOLUNTEER SPECIFICATION

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 bi people and communities in the UK;
• Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;
• A creative problem solver, always seeking solutions
• A team player who is ready to get stuck in with an awesome charity team
• Meticulous attention to detail;
• Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• (Preferred) A degree in marketing, advertising, PR, or business management
• (Preferred) Experience working for a brand or charity in PR
• (Preferred) Team management experience

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to media.head@biprideuk.org by Sunday 29th March.

The positions are 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.