Home-based
This is a voluntary/unpaid role, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.
Voluntary
Job description

Ideal time commitment: approx. 10 hours per month, increasing nearer to our annual flagship event in September 2019; flexible

Responsible to: Event Producer and Assistant Event Producer

Location: This is a remote role, but being London-based would be an advantage. You will need to be present at the venue on 7th September 2019.

About Bi Pride UK:

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themselves and their identities. Our flagship Bi Pride event, taking place on 7th September 2019 at Round Chapel in Hackney, aims to raise visibility and awareness of our community and celebrate attraction beyond gender.

About the role:

The Volunteer Bar & Catering Manager (September Event) will be part of the Events team, supporting the Event Production Team and Managing the Bar & Catering Vendors at the Event. This role also involves taking part in our committee meetings (via conference call on the third Monday evening of every month), and also our Production and Events team meetings (fortnightly on Wednesday evenings).

The Volunteer Bar & Catering Manager (September Event) will need to declare any current conflicts of interest.

Main tasks and activities:

  • Responsibility for Bar Staff & Caterers, both prior to and on the day of the event, including staff training and induction, and being the main point of contact and questions for Bar & Catering staff;

  • Responsibility for the budgeting, ordering, and provision of bar supplies prior to the event, as well as financial and logistic responsibility for all transactions and profits on the day of the event;

  • Allocating catering spaces with support of Event Producer & Asst. Event Producer;

  • Liaising with Event Producer & Asst. Event Producer for requirements for and from Caterers;

  • Supporting the Production and Events team, and the wider committee, as required.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience of project management, especially projects or events involving complex issues;

  • Experience of managing budgets, particularly within a hospitality/catering context would be an advantage;

  • Experience of team management, particularly within a hospitality/catering context would be an advantage;

  • Experience of administration and coordinating teams;

  • Strong time management, organisational and administrative skills;

  • Meticulous attention to detail;

  • Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Effective team-working skills and ability to motivate others;

  • An understanding of the needs of bi people and communities in the UK and an interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;

  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;

What you’ll get out of the role:

  • Team management experience for a large-scale voluntary event;

  • Budget management experience, particularly for catering provision;

  • Stronger event management experience, particularly with regard to catering event activities;

  • Stronger teamwork experience within a voluntary context;

  • A better understanding of remote teamworking and self-motivation when working remotely;

  • The opportunity to liaise and network with other activists, including those from other organisations in the GRSD (Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity) community;

  • A better understanding of the bi community within the UK

How to apply

Bi Pride UK is aware of the barriers that can be faced in gaining traditional work experience, particularly for BAME, disabled and trans people. We will give weight to this and encourage people when applying to consider caring responsibilities, including parenthood, volunteering, and other non-paid experiences and responsibilities when making their application.

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Posted on: 26 August 2019
Closing date: 24 November 2019
Tags: Retail, Operations

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