Bi Pride UK
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 GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship 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 delivered a very successful hybrid event in 2022 and this will be the permanent format going forwards
-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
Bi Pride UK’s Trustees form the Trustee Board (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and further Trustees responsible for individual teams). 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. The Trustees work as a unit to meet these responsibilities, and each Trustee 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 do so).
We are seeking to appoint a Trustee with extensive experience of working or volunteering in the technology and/or digital sectors. This volunteer will take the lead on maintaining and managing Bi Pride UK’s IT systems and operations, working with our Media and Communications trustee and their team to support on maximising our digital impact and ensuring that we are making the best use of the technologies at our disposal, as well as providing vital perspectives in Board decision-making. They will be supported by the Head of IT and Operations.
About this vacancy
Level of Board commitment required:
Appox 10-15 hours a month - the role is very flexible and there are never requirements to volunteer within standard working hours - our Trustees have a 2 hour monthly evening meeting and everything else is done at a time which works for each individual
Induction is tailored to each role, with support from other Trustees and our Head of Volunteer Management