Trustee (Marketing and Public Relations Lead)

Location: Bristol
Closing Date: 1st Mar 2024
Trustee (Marketing and Public Relations Lead)

Employment Type: Volunteer

The Plus Importance Project is a newly registered charity that improves understanding and inclusion of people in the + of LGBT+, defined as “sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics including, but not limited to, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary, pansexual and queer”.

We provide training and support to organisations, educate the public and conduct research on identities in the +.


Trustee (Marketing and Public Relations Lead)

As our Marketing and Public Relations Lead, you will oversee aspects of our work such as our social media, website, newsletter and press releases. You will also share your expertise in this area with the other trustees to help them make informed decisions.

As a Trustee, you will also ensure the charity delivers on its vision and keeps to its values. The Board of Trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health and its activities in accordance with our governing documents and legal and regulatory guidelines.

This role requires a time commitment averaging 1-2 hours per week, including attendance at monthly Board of Trustee meetings (in Bristol), meetings with the Founder and other ad-hoc meetings.


Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the charity complies with its governing document, charity law and other relevant legislation and regulations
  • Ensuring the charity is financially sustainable in both the short-term and long-term and does not spend money on activities that are not part of its charitable objects
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the charity, setting overall policy, defining targets and evaluating performance
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity and managing risks
  • Overseeing and supporting the organisation’s social media, website, newsletter, press releases and public statements
  • Responding to questions and feedback from the public and managing our response to any criticism or abuse
  • Building relationships with the media, the public and other organisations
  • Obtaining useful insights of trends, potential partners and opportunities, and updating others on relevant news
  • Supporting the wider work of the Plus Importance Project

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Experience of marketing, social media, public relations etc.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills/experience in content creation
  • Passion for the work of the charity
  • Personal or professional interest in the work of the Plus Importance Project
  • Able to offer at least 1-2 hours per week

 

Preferable:

  • Experience of being a charity trustee or a similar role overseeing the management and administration of an organisation
  • Ability to scrutinise financial budgets and processes

We particularly welcome applications from people that have lived experience that is currently underrepresented on our Board of Trustees, such as people who are Black, Asian, intersex or aromantic.

For more details, please visit our website.

To apply for this role, please email our Founder Matt Humberstone (he/him) on [email protected] by 9am on Friday 1st March with a CV and cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role.

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