Trustee with experience in technologies and digital

Trustee with experience in technologies and digital

Trustee/Governor
J71085
At a glance

Skills

  • Database / CRM development
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Project management / Product owner
  • Software and web development
  • Web design (including UX/UI)

Where

National (registered address in London), N1 9DX, N1 9DX
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? No limit - national candidates welcomed

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
Over 7 hours / week
We hold conference calls on the third Monday of every month, 7-9pm, with three London Away Days a year. The ideal monthly commitment is 10-15 hours.

Deadline

29 Apr 2021

Are you looking to make a big difference within a pride organisation? Are you looking to find meaningful ways to learn new skills? We are looking for some new trustees to join our board

What will you be doing?

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.

The Trustee’s responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Head of IT and Ops to maintain all Bi Pride UK’s digital systems;
  • Working with the Head of IT and Ops to develop and maintain security across all Bi Pride UK’s digital systems;
  • Working with the Head of IT and Ops to explore opportunities for implementing new technologies;
  • Working with the Head of IT and Ops to replace implemented technologies with new technologies;
  • Working with the Head of IT and Ops to create and/or update relevant processes and procedures as needed;
  • Providing regular reports to update the Trustees (and where relevant the department Heads) on Bi Pride UK’s current digital position and potential risks;

What are we looking for?

Why volunteer for a charity? Volunteering is an excellent way to build up your skills and add another exciting project to your CV. Bi Pride UK is growing rapidly and quickly making a name for itself in the GSRD environment as a historic charity. This is an excellent opportunity to grow professionally while making great change for a fantastic cause.

We are looking for someone with the following experience and skills:

  • 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;
  • Strong time management, organisational and administrative skills;
  • An understanding of governance, charity management topics ;
  • An understand of methods for using digital tech to increase profile and engagement with an organisation;
  • Experience of working or volunteering in the technology sector, particularly with relation to cloud tech;
  • Some understanding of charity finances and financial management;
  • Experience of developing organisation-wide strategic thinking and planning;
  • Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

The Trustee will need to declare any current conflicts of interest

What difference will you make?

Prides are very important occasions for many people in the Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity (GRSD) community, as they offer one day in the year on which they can express and celebrate their identity visibly in a space intended to be safe and supportive of the whole community. In practice, though, many people attracted to more than one gender (whatever label they use) do not experience the welcoming and safe environment that they deserve at Prides, and every year sees reports of biphobic abuse and bi-erasing comments directed at members of the community.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a perfect opportunity and challenge for someone looking to put their existing skills to use in the context of a charity at the early stages of its development, working alongside a deeply committed and ambitious team.

Before you apply

Please provide a CV and supporting statement for your application.
Causes
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Our vision is for people in the UK who experience attraction beyond gender to able to be proud of their identity and celebrate themselves in all spaces, both in physical spaces and online,...