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
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:
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:
The Trustee will need to declare any current conflicts of interest
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.
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.