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Trustee, Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride, the charity which exists to help celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) life across Greater Manchester, is looking for new Trustees to join its Board. 

Manchester Pride’s mission to work with LGBT+ people helping them to live free from discrimination and to feel safe in their own environment. To educate people on how to recognise, understand and prevent discrimination against LGBT+ people.

 

What will you be doing?

As a Trustee you’ll be responsible for the strategy and governance of the charity: things like setting our direction, ensuring our Chief Executive Officer and their team have the resources they need to achieve our aims and, crucially, ensuring we remain compliant with charity law and best practice. 

Trustees would need to be available for monthly board meetings and occasional subcommittee meetings.

 

What skills do you need to have?

It goes without saying, you should share our charity’s aims and feel you can make a contribution to our future, but you will also be:

  • comfortable operating within a diverse Board of Trustees
  • confident scrutinising a multi-million pound budget and 
  • not afraid to step-out of your comfort zone to take an informed view of issues which may not naturally be your area of expertise
  • able to demonstrate some form of previous Board experience (desirable)

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with a professional background in law, human resources or finance.

 

What difference will you make?

The Trustee would work with the rest of the board to support Manchester Pride to bring people together to help celebrate LGBT+ life; campaign for equality; create opportunities for engagement and participation; and fundraise to enrich and empower LGBT organisations, charities and communities across Greater Manchester.

 

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a Trustee of the Board, you would be supporting Manchester Pride in their mission to help LGBT + people and allies celebrate and campaign in a very different way.  The organisation does this through their distinct programme of events which help people come together, be visible, be heard and express themselves.  The signature event is the Manchester Pride Festival held over August Bank holiday which sees more than 50,000 people descend on the city to be out and proud.

 

Deadline for applications is 8th November