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, LGBT organisations and bi organisations– our consultation work with local Prides, the UK Pride Organisers Network and local and national LGBT organisations 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. After going virtual with the BiFi Festival for 2020 due to Covid-19, we are aiming even higher for 2021
- 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
The Bi Pride UK Education and Outreach department is growing. We are looking for a volunteer to take a lead on our expanding corporate training and consultation work, both in fulfilment of our growing group of corporate sponsors and to formalise a growing source of charitable income through businesses, public sector bodies and charities looking to us for bi inclusion support. This is an exciting opportunity to effect real change in bi visibility and inclusion work across a wide range of audiences.
As the profile of Bi Pride UK grows, the greater our reputation for making a difference for people attracted beyond gender in various areas of life, and the more we are invited to join speaking engagements and provide advice and training on increasing bi visibility and inclusion. As well as providing a strong source of income, this is a powerful endorsement of being a respected body in our community and field, and we are keen to have a dedicated volunteer working in this area.
The Corporate Training Manager will coordinate requests for training, consultation, and panel participation and other speaking engagements, actively seek out new audiences for our training and consultation work, and lead on developing the training and consultation resources we use in these contexts. Their main responsibilities will include:
- Developing and maintaining a booking system for all training, consultation and speaking engagement requests;
- Liaise with all training clients, including corporate sponsors who have paid for training in their sponsorship package and other non-sponsor clients to arrange and confirm logisitics;
- Recruit and maintain a register of Bi Pride UK volunteers available for delivering training and consultation and for speaking engagements;
- Developing Bi Pride UK training and consultation resources and packages;
- Training volunteers to deliver Bi Pride UK training and consultation work and ensuring that volunteers keep these skills up to date;
- Delivering Bi Pride UK training and consultation as part of a rotating team of trained volunteer facilitators;
- Developing a plan for marketing Bi Pride UK training and consultation work to new clients;
- Using networking opportunities to building up networks and audiences to bring in new clients.
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 ourselves in the GRSD environment as a historic charity. This is an excellent opportunity to grow professionally while making great change for a fantastic cause.
- 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;
- Strong experience of developing and delivering educational resources and programming relating to identity and/or sexuality;
- Expertise in training other facilitators to deliver new training;
- Experience of building up a client base for training and/or consultation work;
- Experience of marketing and selling training and/or consultation work to new audiences;
- Confidence to create and maintain new administrative processes and systems
- Able to communicate confidently, coherently and sensitively on complex issues of identity;
- Strong understanding of the complexity of identity, power dynamics and privilege.