Advocacy Coordinator (Volunteer / Part Time)
Ideal time commitment: approx. 5-10 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the PR Manager
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
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.
We have also launched a new magazine as our original content platform – UNICORN, the world’s first bi and arts magazine, with the first issue containing photography from Costa Rica, Music from Cape Town, poetry about sexual exploration, illustrations, animations, articles and much more.
As an Advocacy Coordinator in the PR Team, we are looking for someone to join us with the task to help reach out to external groups for communications work. This person will be responsible for reaching out to external activist groups, networks, social groups, influencers, students and seek new ways of partnering and supporting them through communications work. Ideally someone with a bit of PR and social experience possessing the tools to help us expand into these new territories as a Charity. As Bi Pride UK moves online for 2020 we are looking for someone passionate to make a difference for the community while we are all in lockdown.
Scheduling and leading conference calls to seek new partners and meet department objectives
Tracking and setting objectives to on-board and discover new external groups
Tracking a database of bi activists and influencers and how we can support them
Discovering new pools of audiences not spoken to by Bi Pride UK before
Managing and developing clear workflows for partnership exposure
Setting strategic partnership targets and goals for the 2020 operational year
Researching and suggesting partnerships and opportunities for growth
Finding new pro-bono relationships with all external activist groups
Building new networks of collaborations with other media leaders in GRSD charities and organisations
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.
· 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) Experience working for a brand or charity in marketing
· (Preferred) Partnership management and social media experience
To apply, please email a CV and cover letter.
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.