London, Greater London
Leatherhead, Surrey
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Contract, 12 month, Full-time
Job description
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The Role


An experienced leader is required to manage the ongoing development of GIRES.


We are seeking a diverse candidate with personal and/or work experience in the LGBTQ+ field. The candidate will have essential proven experience in leadership, people management, communications, project management, fundraising and partnership working. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, and expert knowledge of MS 365 is also required. We highly encourage applications from Trans and Gender Diverse Applicants.


The Charity

GIRES is a charity offering support, training, education and partnership working to individuals, families, the public and private sector throughout the UK. The role involves working with a small team of part-time staff, consultants and volunteers to oversee all aspects of our operations, with a particular focus on fundraising, developing partnerships, raising the GIRES profile and overall delivery of our three priority themes. The role reports directly to the Board of Trustees.



1. Main purpose of job    

Overall management of GIRES as an organisation, including promotion and networking, and operational management. Line managing the staff team, consultants and volunteers.


2. Core responsibilities, tasks & duties:

 a) Operational Management

  • Overall organisation management
  • Overall budget management
  • Directing the strategic planning – delivery of GIRES priority themes
  • Responsibility (alongside trustees) for maintaining policies and satisfying employer requirements
  • Staff management and development 
  • Carrying out all staff annual reviews
  • Co ordinating general office management
  • Review and maintain HR policies

b) Reporting to Trustees

  • Attendance at meetings of the Board of Trustees
  • Preparing papers and assisting the Chair of Trustees
  • Reporting regularly to Trustees

c) Promotion of GIRES

  • Networking and developing links with other trans and gender diverse organisations
  • Representing GIRES at network meetings
  • Representing GIRES and its vision and values
  • Publicity – newsletter, website, blog, social media, etc
  • Co-ordinating management of GIRES contacts and membership database 
  • Review and management of TranzWiki
  • Write and publish the GIRES Annual Report


e) Fundraising

  • Spearheading fundraising activities
  • Preparing grant applications to support ongoing delivery of our work
  • Maintaining contact with donors and supporters
  • Running fundraising campaigns to increase income and support.

f) Accounts

  • Work with the Finance Manager to ensure all aspects of GIRES accounts and finance are maintained to the highest standards in line with the Charity and Charity Commission requirements

3. Supervision / management of people 

  • Management of GIRES staff team, and volunteers
  • Chair staff meetings
  • Recruitment and induction of new staff and volunteers


4. Creativity, innovation & strategic 

  • Developing an annual forward Business Plan & Budget
  • Supporting the Training and Project Manager in the development of innovative courses, workshops and projects
  • Managing marketing and promotion including social media, publicity and the website
  • Create an environment which offers encouragement and support to volunteers. 


5. Contacts & relationships 

The post-holder will be expected to foster good relationships with:

  • GIRES staff, volunteers, trustees
  • Outside organisations including other trans, gender diverse and LGBTQ+ organisations throughout the UK
  • To represent GIRES at network meetings, events and conferences

6. Decisions – discretion 

The job holder will be expected to work under minimal supervision taking many day-to-day decisions within a framework agreed by the Trustees – needing to exercise sensitivity within and outside GIRES with all the organisations GIRES works with.  

7. Work environment  

The General Manger will be expected to work in the GIRES office in Leatherhead, Surrey for three days a week with the option to work from home for two days a week. Working from home on additional days may be possible for the right candidate, if necessary and/or after a successful handover of responsibilities.


Please ensure you detail why you specifically want to work for a Trans charity and why your experience fits our aims. This will be required for applications to be concidered. 

Application Instructions

Please ensure to include a full cover letter, thank you!

More about GIRES

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those w... Read more

Refreshed on: 28 October 2021
Closed date: 12 November 2021
Job ref: GiresGM
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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