Type of Job
ABOUT THE JOB
The Wigan Pride committee are looking for a Finance Lead to manage and oversee Wigan Pride's finances.
The Finance Lead is a formal voting role on the committee and includes the responsibilities of Treasurer.
The Finance Lead is responsible for:
Supporting the committee to understand the financial position and manage the budget
Be a signatory on the bank account
Produce accounts annually that demonstrate where the funding has come from and what the committee has spent the money on
To monitor the Wigan Pride bank account, manage budgets to sub-committees and ensuring funds are paid and recieved on time
To oversee incoming sponsorship, grants and donations working with the Business Lead and Community Liasion Leads
To promote value for money and sound investment, to ensure that vital funds are raised to enable Wigan Pride to continue to deliver the activities, events, projects and fulfil Wigan Pride’s mission
To research potential grants and source new possibilities for funding from charities, organisations and businesses for Wigan Pride to cover running costs and funding for activities, events and projects that Wigan Pride deliver
To work with local grant providers to keep up to date with new funding opportunities
To write bids and grant applications, under advisement from the Chair of Wigan Pride, to raise vital funds for Wigan Pride, in order to maintain a healthy balance of both capital and reserves
Skills 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.
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.
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.
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
Marketing and Media
As well as this, there are individuals who focus on Health and Safety and Community Engagement.