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COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICER

Job Location

Off Site

Positions available 

4 available

Type of Job

Voluntary

Closing Date

31 December

ABOUT THE JOB

The Community Engagement Sub-committee lead on engaging with local community groups and public sector bodies to encourage them to be involved in Pride and the LGBTQ+ agenda.


Our overall aim is to increase the engagement between community groups and Wigan Pride Committee.


We are looking for 4 Community Outreach Officers


The Community Outreach Officer will be asked to:

  • Raising awareness of Wigan Pride within the borough

  • Support with community groups within the borough 

  • Represent Wigan Pride at community events.

  • Represent Wigan Pride at LGBT groups 

  • Sourcing parade participants within community groups - working in conjuction with the Parade Lead


Team work, local awareness, communication, and input into possible approaches are important in this field would also be an advantage although not essential.


We would welcome someone with lots of creative ideas and a great work ethic but also an awareness of the need to take care when representing Wigan Pride to current and potential stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS

We are asking people to commit to attending the relevant Committee or sub-committee meetings. These meetings are usually 2 hours every month. These are where the decisions and actions are agreed.


On top of this, everyone on the committee has a role and actions to take forward in between meetings. These actions are where the real magic happens as they are things that bring Pride together. 


Each person generally commits approximately 4-6 hours a month, with more commitment usually needed in the 3 months leading up to the actual event.


Overall, the commitment tends to be 8-10 hours per month, per committee member.


Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

BENEFITS

All the roles for Wigan Pride Committee are volunteer roles and so there isn’t any financial reward.


However, the reward of being involved in the delivery of our loud, colourful, bold and brash Wigan Pride makes it all worthwhile to us and hopefully you too.


Wigan Pride does cover any reasonable expenses that are incurred on behalf of Pride business.

ABOUT US

Wigan Pride Committee is the group of people who together organise, manage and deliver Wigan Pride. We currently have 9 members, but are looking to grow.



The aims of the Committee are to:


  • Work together to implement Wigan Pride, working positively with the local community, including professionals, partners and local organisations.


  • Encourage and support less well heard communities to have a voice and to shape Pride events across the borough throughout the year, for example, but not limited to: LGBTQ+ Young People, Autism Friends.


  • Promote inclusivity within Wigan Borough



The committee members uphold the values of Wigan Pride, which are:


  • Inclusiveness – we recognise that diversity is strength and will seek to listen and involve all people in meeting the aims of Wigan Pride.


  • Quality – we will strive for excellence in the delivery of our activities.


  • Connected we will work with and engage local communities and groups in the delivery of the aims of Wigan Pride.


  • Accessible we will provide fair and open access to Wigan Pride Committee and its activities.


  • Forward looking we will recognise the need for continual review and improvement.


The Committee meets every month for 2 hours (digitally at the moment) to make important decisions about Wigan Pride and agree what actions need to be taken in the coming month to make sure the event planning stays on track.



There are 4 sub-committees that are each responsible for delivering elements of Pride and the build up:


  • Business and Partnerships

  • Entertainment

  • Marketing and Media

  • Parade


As well as this, there are individuals who focus on Health and Safety and Community Engagement.