Trustee

Website Bi Pride UK via Trustees Unlimited

Who We Are

We create educational and celebratory spaces to increase bi inclusion and visibility in the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi and transgender) communities and in more mainstream awareness.

Our flagship Bi Pride event is the largest single day event for bi people in the world, live streamed to a worldwide audience.

We work with Prides across the UK by running stalls and workshops at their events to increase bi visibility.

We use digital platforms to amplify the voices of bi people in the UK and beyond.

Position Description

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;

As a member of the Trustee Board, the Trustee will also:

  • Represent Bi Pride UK through networking opportunities with key external stakeholders;
  • Support other Bi Pride UK Trustees and volunteers to ensure that the charity delivers on its objectives.

Trustees volunteer remotely from anywhere in the UK, with some travel required occasionally (primarily for our flagship Pride event in London in September). Our Trustee meetings and Trustees and Heads meetings take place via conference call on the third Monday evening of every month. All reasonable expenses incurred are reimbursed, including travel, lunch at away days and other all day events, access & support needs and some childcare costs if required.

Volunteer specification

Bi Pride UK is growing rapidly and quickly making a name for itself in the queer community 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.

Closing Date: June 16, 2024 

To apply for this job please visit trustees-unlimited.co.uk.