Ideal time commitment: approx. 5-10 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the Head of Education and Outreach
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
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 Training Fulfilment 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 logistics;
- Recruit and maintain a register of Bi Pride UK volunteers available and trained for delivering training and consultation and for speaking engagements;
- Developing Bi Pride UK training and consultation resources and packages;
- Delivering Bi Pride UK training and consultation as part of a rotating team of trained volunteer facilitators;
- Using networking opportunities and marketing to build up networks and audiences to bring in new clients.
Our team volunteers remotely from anywhere in the UK, with some travel required occasionally (primarily for our flagship Pride event in London in September). Each team has its own monthly evening team meeting, via conference call; the day varies depending on the team and can be arranged for the most convenient timing for the team’s members. All reasonable expenses incurred are reimbursed, including travel, lunch at away days and other all day events, and some childcare costs if required.
- 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;
- 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 promoting 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, power dynamics and privilege.