PARADE SUPPORT OFFICER
Type of Job
ABOUT THE JOB
The Parade sub-group lead on turning the town centre bright and colourful with Wigan Pride's annual parade.
Our overall aims are:
To encourage safe, successful, well attended Wigan Pride events.
To encourage people to celebrate difference and promote acceptance of diversity.
The Parade Support Officer will be asked to:
Source parade participants - Liaising with the Community Outreach Officers and Business Engagement Officers
Research grants - Liaising with the Finance Lead
Help the Parade Manager co-ordinator the set up and delivery of the parade
Be the named point of contact for corporate parade entrants
Ensure participants have the event information they need to safely participate
Work as a member of the parade team to ensure a safe and orderly parade
Plan with the Parade Lead the most suitable, safe and balanced parade order
Aim to maximise the entertainment value and parade entrants benefit shaped by any annual event or parade theme
Support with general admin duties
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 putting messages out into the public domain and ideally some experience in communications work.
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.