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Trustee Opportunities x 3 (Voluntary)

We are currently looking for strong, dynamic, driven individuals to join our Board of Trustees. 

Trustees provide an essential and legal requirement for all charitable organisation’s. Trustees are recruited to take overall responsibility of the organisation, ensuring that the charity delivers its charitable aims and works within both recommended and legal guidelines.

There are a number of responsibilities involved in becoming a Trustee and as such you are advised to research and read the publications available from the Charity Commission. 

The Manchester Pride board of trustees is made up of professional persons, proprietors, senior managers and directors. The Board is led by the Chair with the support of a Vice Chair and a Treasurer. 

Manchester Pride employs a full time operational team that is managed by the CEO. The organisation also employs a number of freelance staff to assist with the delivery of events.

The operational team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity in line with the objectives and strategies outlined by the Trustees. Trustees are involved in all major decisions.

Manchester Pride is a charity which campaigns for equality; challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation; celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life; and fundraises to enrich and empower LGBT organisations, charities and people in Greater Manchester.

The charity achieves this by staging a number of events and activities throughout the year including *The Manchester Pride Festival and The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit. We operate a number of grants and fund schemes each year that support LGBT people. This currently includes the George House Trust Welfare Fund for individuals living with HIV, the LGBT Foundation Free Safer Sex Pack Distribution Scheme and the Manchester Pride Community Fund which supports community groups and LGBT organisations. The charity has raised over £1.4 million since 2003.

Manchester Pride employs a full time operational team responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity that is managed by the CEO. The organisation also employs a number of freelance staff.

*The Manchester Pride Festival is Manchester’s award-winning annual festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life. The festival has become one of the most prominent and successful Pride events, internationally.

We are looking for strong, dynamic, driven individuals.

You should have a good understanding of what the role of a trustee entails and its importance to the governance of the organisation.

A successful board of trustees should be made up of people who possess a variety of different skills and experience. Manchester Pride therefore, especially welcomes applications from individuals with the following skills/experience:

  • Financial Management / Accounting
  • Legal Services 
  • Fundraising

Trustees are appointed on a voluntary basis. You will need to be able to commit to attend monthly board meetings (usually held on a Tuesday from 17:00). These meetings usually run for approximately two hours. Trustees are required to review any papers issued prior to each meeting. 

A number of Trustees are allocated to various sub-committees to make specialist decisions and proposals to present to the full Board. This generally requires a further bi monthly time commitment. Trustees should also be available to offer advice and support to fellow Trustees, Chair , Vice Chair and The Chief Executive.

As Manchester Pride generally operates within standard office hours, Trustees may be required to attend meetings within the working week, therefore should ideally hold a position that supports flexibility.

In addition, you will need to be available for the duration of the Festival in August for meetings and key events if and when required.

New Trustees are appointed for a three year term with the potential for a further three year appointment.

You will need to provide the following documentation to be eligible for the position:

  1. A CV
  2. Covering letter answering the following questions:
    1. Explain your motivation to apply and become a Trustee of Manchester Pride 
    2. What you feel you would bring to the board a Trustee
  3. Completed Key Skills Form
  4. Provide names and contact details of two referees to support your application
  5. Signed Declaration
  6. Completed Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

 Your completed application will be reviewed by a Trustee recruitment panel made up of current Trustees and an independent external third party, who will then invite any suitable candidates to meet and discuss the role further in a formal interview. The successful candidate will then be invited to attend a board meeting as an observer prior to being elected onto the board. 

We currently have three positions available.

Your completed application should be submitted to:

FAO: Mark Fletcher

Chief Executive

Manchester Pride Limited

Suite 9c

Manchester One

53, Portland Street

Manchester 

M1 3LF

Or via email to mark@manchesterpride.com

Applications should be received no later than 17:00 on Wednesday 24th  February 2017.

If you have any questions relating to this form, please contact Wade Betts on 0161 831 7700.

Apply Now

To apply for a position on our Board of Trustees, please download the Trustee Recruitment Pack and complete and submit the application form. Applications should be received no later than 17:00 on Friday, 24th February 2017.

Applications should be posted to:

Mark Fletcher, CEO, Manchester Pride, Manchester One, Portland Street Manchester, M1 3LF

or emailed to mark@manchesterpride.com 

Trustee Recruitment Pack

Chair Person for The Board of Trustees at Manchester Pride

The Board of Trustees is looking for a dynamic leader to join them as Chair of Manchester Pride.

Trustees provide an essential and legal requirement for all charitable organisations. Trustees are recruited to take overall responsibility of the organisation, ensuring that the charity delivers its charitable aims and works within both recommended and legal guidelines.

There are a number of responsibilities involved in becoming a Trustee and as such you are advised to research and read the publications available from the Charity Commission. 

The Manchester Pride Board of Trustees is made up of professionals, business proprietors, senior managers and directors. The Board is led by the Chair with the support of Vice Chair. Trustees are involved in all major strategic decisions for the charity

Manchester Pride is a charity which campaigns for equality; challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation; celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life; and fundraises to enrich and empower LGBT organisations, charities and people in Greater Manchester.

The charity achieves this by staging a number of events and activities throughout the year including *The Manchester Pride Festival and The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit. We operate a number of grants and fund schemes each year that support LGBT people. This currently includes the George House Trust Welfare Fund for individuals living with HIV, the LGBT Foundation Free Safer Sex Pack Distribution Scheme and the Manchester Pride Community Fund which supports community groups and LGBT organisations. The charity has raised over £1.4 million since 2003.

Manchester Pride employs a full time operational team responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity that is managed by the CEO. The organisation also employs a number of freelance staff.

*The Manchester Pride Festival is Manchester’s award-winning annual festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life. The festival has become one of the most prominent and successful Pride events, internationally.

To provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity. Developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. 

The Chair will need to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to ensure that Board decisions are acted upon and the charity is managed in an effective manner. It should be noted that new governance arrangements clearly separate governance and management, thereby reflecting best practice.

Leading the Trustees and members of the senior management team to develop strategic plans for the Charity. 

Providing support and leadership to the Chief Executive and ensuring that the Charity is run in accordance with the decisions of the Trustees and the Charity’s governing document. 

Liaising with the Company Secretary, and Chief Executive to draft agendas for Trustee meetings and ensure that the business is covered efficiently and effectively in those meetings. 

Undertaking a leadership role in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the Charity. 

Acting as the channel of communication between the trustees and staff, in situations where it does not undermine the charity’s senior management team. 

Planning, setting and chairing Trustee meetings and AGM’s.

Ensuring Trustee decisions are acted upon.

Supporting and appraising the work of the Chief Executive.

Leading disciplinary and appointment committees.

Representing the Charity at functions, meetings and (where required) in the press and broadcasting media.

Acting between full meetings of the board in authorising action to be taken and signing cheques and legal documents in accordance with relevant mandates.

Ensuring that the performance of the Board and the Trustees is reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The Chair is appointed on a voluntary basis. You will need to be able to commit to attend monthly board meetings (usually held on a Tuesday from 17:00). These meetings usually run for approximately two hours. You will be are required to review any papers issued prior to each meeting. 

A number of Trustees are allocated to various sub-committees to make specialist decisions and proposals to present to the full Board. This generally requires a further bi monthly time commitment. You should also be available to offer advice and support to fellow Trustees, Vice Chair and The Chief Executive.

As Manchester Pride generally operates within standard office hours, the Chair may be required to attend meetings within the working week, therefore should ideally hold a position that supports flexibility.

In addition, you will need to be available for the duration of the Festival in August for meetings and key events if and when required.

The Chair will be appointed for an initial two year term with the potential to be re-elected by the Board of Trustees for a further appointment of two years (Please note the maximum term served by a Chair is 6 years)

Please complete the attached application form. Your completed application will be reviewed by a recruitment panel made up of current Trustees and an independent external third party.  

Short-listed candidates will be notified by 3rd February 2017. 

Candidates who are further shortlisted after the first round of interviews may be invited to attend further interviews with a different selection of Trustees and/or other stakeholders. 

Your completed application should be marked Private & Confidential  and submitted to:

Mark Fletcher, Manchester Pride Limited, Suite 9c, Manchester One, 53, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LF

Or via email to mark@manchesterpride.com

Applications should be received no later than 17:00 on Friday 27 January 2017.

Apply Now

To apply for the role of Chair Person for The Board of Trustees at Manchester Pride, please download the Chair Recruitment Pack and complete and submit the application form by 17:00 on Friday, 24th February 2017.

Applications should be posted to:

Mark Fletcher, CEO, Manchester Pride, Manchester One, Portland Street Manchester, M1 3LF

or emailed to mark@manchesterpride.com 

Chair Recruitment Pack

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