VOLUNTEER ROLE

Head of Volunteer Management

Ideal time commitment: approx. 10-15 hours per month; flexible

Responsible to: the Secretary

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 and running a virtual Pride event in 2021,  we are looking forward to being back in person in 2022
  • 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 role:

We are seeking a volunteer to act as the Head of Volunteer Management, leading a team of volunteers who will support the rest of the organisation to recruit, induct and support new and existing volunteers for year-round and event-specific roles and enable the charity to deliver its vital work raising visibility and awareness of people attracted beyond gender.

The Head of Volunteer Management will be responsible for managing the volunteer management team, and will guide the delivery of all volunteer management-related infrastructure for Bi Pride UK. They will recruit a team of volunteers to support this function, and will work closely with all other teams across the charity to determine capacity needs and help find skilled and experienced volunteers for them. This will include on-the-day volunteers for Bi Pride UK’s flagship Pride event every September as well as other ad hoc volunteers. This team will also hold responsibility for internal communications across the organisation and volunteer recognition and celebration initiatives.

Day-to-day responsibilities of the Head of Volunteer Management will include:

  • Developing and leading on Bi Pride UK’s volunteer management strategy;
  • Managing and supporting a team of volunteer management volunteers;
  • Ensuring that on-the-day volunteering for Bi Pride UK’s flagship event is sufficiently resourced;
  • Coordinating with other Bi Pride UK teams to identify volunteer recruitment needs and timelines;
  • Supporting the Trustee Board to recruit for and induct new Trustees as required;
  • Ensuring that Bi Pride UK has robust volunteer recruitment, induction and support processes.

Our team volunteers remotely from anywhere in the UK, with some travel required occasionally (primarily for our flagship Pride event in London in September). Our Trustees and Heads 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.

Volunteer specification:

  • Interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK attracted to more than one gender;
  • An understanding of the needs of people and communities in the UK attracted beyond gender;
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;
  • Strong experience of volunteer management in a charity or non-profit context;
  • Strong project management, organisational and administrative skills;
  • Strong experience of developing collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders;
  • Understanding of team motivation, especially with people are not receiving financial recompense;
  • Experience of holding volunteer and/or people management responsibilities;
  • Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Applying

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to chair@biprideuk.org

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.