York Pride runs entirely on the power of a small group of unpaid enthusiastic volunteers – without this invaluable support, we simply couldn’t do it.
We'd love lots more of you to get involved in helping us make York Pride 2024 the best yet, and our Annual General Meeting is the best and easiest way to start!
Our AGM will be held on Monday 17 July 2023 from 6:30pm for a 7pm start at The Heworth Inn, 64 Heworth Green, York, YO31 7TQ.
If you’ve got a specific skills or experience you can bring – perhaps you’re an events expert or fab fundraiser; can strike a super sponsorship deal or create cutting-edge copy – we’d love to hear from you!
The York Pride Committee, led by a Board of Directors and Trustees, is made up of six teams who all look after specific areas. Each year the full Committee stands down and are re-elected. Anyone is welcome to stand for a role even if the incumbent is standing again.
Take a look at our full list of Committee Roles below.
If you would like to volunteer to stand for a role on next year's Committee, please register your interest in advance of the AGM by filling in the form below!
- The form must be completed by the end of Saturday 15 July 2023.
- You can use it to register to stand for one or more posts.
- After completing the form you'll be emailed a copy of your registration, along with a link to return to the form and make changes should you need to.
If you have a few questions or can't attend the AGM in person, please get in touch with us before the AGM by emailing us at email@example.com
If you’re not sure what role would suit you best or want to chat about any of the roles, contact us! If there's something you feel you can offer York Pride that isn’t on the list, or if you have any questions about any of the roles, we’d love to hear from you!
We’re always looking for new people to get involved; even if you don’t get or don’t want a full role you are more than welcome to attend meetings and contribute to York Pride 2024.
Here's a summary of all the roles on the York Pride Committee.
A downloadable and printer-friendly version is available at the bottom of this page, together with a full document of all York Pride Committee Rules, Roles & Responsibilities, together with our Constitution, which we advise you to read if you are interested in standing for a position.
Our Board & Trustees
Chair & Managing Director - Trustee
The Chair & Managing Director helps build strong relationships within the Committee; provides the Committee with direction and a development plan for the year ahead; chairs Committee meetings; is ultimately responsible for all liabilities of the Committee.
Vice Chair - Trustee
The Vice Chair supports the Chair in all aspects of the Chair’s role; acts confidentially as a ‘critical friend’ to the Chair, providing frank guidance and feedback when necessary; chairs meetings in the Chair’s absence.
Secretary - Trustee
The Secretary produces agendas ahead of meetings in conjunction with the Chair; takes accurate minutes at meetings and ensures they are distributed in a timely manner to the Committee.
Director Without Portfolio - Trustee
The Director Without Portfolio has an advisory role, providing the Board of Directors & Trustees with impartial opinion on the delivery of York Pride Day. The role holder should have past experience organising events or be a previous York Pride Director.
Sponsorship & Fundraising Team
Sponsorship & Fundraising Director - Trustee
The Sponsorship & Fundraising Director oversees grant applications and sources new possibilities for funding and sponsorship from charities, businesses and individuals; manages the Sponsorship & Fundraising Team. A close working relationship with Festival and Parade Teams is important so they are aware of what has been offered to sponsors.
Sponsorship & Fundraising Manager
The Sponsorship & Fundraising Manager seeks out and applies for grants; sources funding and sponsorship from charities, businesses and individuals; develops fundraising ideas; maintains and operates the Wristband Scheme.
The Merchandising Manager seeks out new and updated merchandising opportunities to be sold to raise funds for York Pride; to monitor stock levels of existing merchandise and reorder as needed; to manage the sale of wristbands under the Wristband Scheme.
Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer
The Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer works with the Sponsorship & Fundraising Director and colleagues in the Sponsorship & Fundraising Team as required.
Events & Outreach Team
Events & Outreach Director - Trustee
The Events & Outreach Director oversees, plans and facilitates a wide range of York Pride managed events that are fundraising or breakeven/not for profit, and which should be inclusive and diverse, engaging with a wide spectrum of the community; manages the Events & Outreach Team.
Events & Outreach Manager
The Events & Outreach Manager works with the Events & Outreach Director, colleagues in the Events & Outreach Team, Marketing Director and Social Media Manager as required; brings ideas for new social events; manages a rota of volunteers required for events; ensures supplies for social events are made available.
Events & Outreach Officer
The Events & Outreach Officer works with the Events & Outreach Director and colleagues in the Events & Outreach Team as required.
History Month Officer
The History Month Officer looks after matters relating to LGBT History Month (normally held in February) arranging social media posts, events and publicity to raise awareness of LGBT from the past and in the present; works with the Events & Outreach Director and colleagues in the Events & Outreach Team as required throughout the year.
Parade Director - Trustee
The Parade Director oversees the planning, organisation and delivery of the parade as part of York Pride Day; liaises with City of York Council, North Yorkshire Police and any other relevant bodies to ensure all necessary authorisations are in place including appropriate legal road closures; has overall responsibility for the parade on York Pride Day; manages the Parade Team to ensure the smooth running of the York Pride Day parade.
Parade Delivery Manager
The Parade Delivery Manager assists the Pride Director with the planning of the parade and its delivery on York Pride Day, with particular responsibility for operational and logistic aspects; sources logistic requirements needed for York Pride Day; assist the Sponsorship & Fundraising Team in seeking sponsorship for the York Pride Day parade; contributes to the creation of the Event Manual.
Parade Engagement Manager
The Parade Engagement Manager actively seeks and attracts new and existing charities, organisations, political parties, companies and statutory bodies to participate in the York Pride Day parade; manages the necessary visual and entertainment elements in the Parade Day parade and along its route; takes charge of the sponsors’, groups’ and flag sections of the York Pride Day parade; contributes to the creation of the Event Manual.
Parade Volunteers Officer
The Parade Volunteers Officer works with the Parade Delivery Manager supporting the Parade Director and colleagues in the Parade Team to ensure sufficient volunteers are available on York Pride Day; produces all required materials including social media posts, volunteer recruitment and information pack, etc; recruits volunteer marshals for the York Pride Day parade; arranges training for volunteers, welcomes and manages them on York Pride Day.
Parade Engagement Officers (x2)
The Parade Engagement Officers work with the Parade Engagement Manager supporting the Parade Director and colleagues in the Parade Team to deliver a successful York Pride parade; engage with local businesses along the York Pride Day parade route; engage with City of York Council, York BID, Make It York and Visit York with regard to street decoration and promoting the event; work with the Events & Outreach Team to encourage participation in the event and broaden the diversity of participants.
Schools & Colleges Officer
The Schools & Colleges Officer works with local schools and colleges as the main point of contact for their involvement with York Pride.
Treasurer & Finance Director - Trustee
The Treasurer & Finance Director maintains an overview and provides sound management of the finances of York Pride; promotes value for money and sound investment in order to assist Committee Members in advancing the objectives of York Pride; provides a financial report, including an up-to-date account balance at Committee meetings; prepares accounts to be scrutinised by both internal and external parties on request.
The Finance Manager works with the Finance Director and colleagues in other teams as required; manages York Pride’s VAT registration and VAT related matters; assists the Finance Director to plan and manage York Pride’s finances; assists the Finance Director in preparing the budget for York Pride.
Festival Director - Trustee
The Festival Director seeks new stallholders, as well as ensuring the return of previous attendees as directed by the Committee; seeks a detailed list of quotes for infrastructure needed for major Pride events (eg, toilets, fencing) for the Committee to approve, and book as appropriate; ensures all stallholders sign appropriate paperwork, are briefed accordingly; ensures payments for stalls are received.
Stage & Acts Manager
The Stage & Acts Manager actively seeks new acts for all major Pride events; seeks a detailed list, including costings and requests, of potential acts including hosts (both local and household names) for the stage at major Pride events for approval by the Committee ahead of the line-up confirmation; books confirmed acts.
The Accessibility Manager advises the Committee on ensuring York Pride branded events are accessible to, and inclusive for, everyone; offers potential solutions and actions on how to make York Pride as inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible; focuses on any specific grants and funding opportunities that are available; implements recommendations.
Stalls & Infrastructure Manager
The Stalls & Infrastructure Manager works with the Festival Director and colleagues in the Festival Team with pre-event planning and on-the-day running of the festival site to deliver a well planned, well attended event.
Stalls & Infrastructure Officer
The Stalls & Infrastructure Officer works with the Stalls & Infrastructure Manager and colleagues in the Festival Team in supporting the Festival Director with pre-event planning and on-the-day running of the festival site to deliver a well planned, well attended event.
Community Diversity Officer
The Community Diversity Officer has a particular focus on identifying ways of offering inclusive events to engage with and benefit the Bi, Trans, Genderfluid, etc., communities; works with the Festival Director and colleagues in the Festival Team to ensure York Pride Day is inclusive and representative; works with the Events & Outreach Team to identify ways of engaging with the communities and ensure York Pride branded events are inclusive and representative.
Racial Diversity Officer
The Racial Diversity Officer has a particular focus on identifying ways of offering inclusive events to engage with racially diverse communities; works with the Festival Director and colleagues in the Festival Team to ensure York Pride Day is inclusive and representative; works with the Events & Outreach Team to identify ways of engaging with the communities and ensure York Pride branded events are inclusive and representative.
Marketing & Communications Team
Marketing Director - Trustee
The Marketing Director oversees and undertakes the management of all media interest in York Pride; promotes Pride activities, campaigns and events; provides a strong grasp of both written and spoken English and demonstrate both tenacity and determination, particularly when faced with negative attitudes or rejection as necessitated by the nature of the position — in this context, to provide text and copy for use in Pride media, marketing, fundraising or sponsorship activities and campaigns; to manage the Marketing Team.
Social Media Manager
The Social Media Manager oversees the general direction for York Pride social media; maintains York Pride social media, creating posts to advertise York Pride branded events, inform, educate and engage; investigates new means to engage with the LGBT+ community using social media and other electronic means.
The Graphic Designer designs and creates all York Pride branded materials and artwork, working closely with colleagues within the Marketing Team and working to occasionally tight deadlines. They should be open to feedback from other Committee Members. Previous experience in this type of role is paramount; examples of work would be desirable.
The Website Manager works closely with colleagues in the Marketing Team to ensure the York Pride website and online shop are kept up to date.
Pride Officer is a general role with no pre-specified duties; instead Pride Officers will be assigned to Teams, to work with and support them in general areas as required throughout the year.
York Pride Committee Summary of Roles for 2024
York Pride Committee Rules, Roles & Responsibilities for 2024
York Pride Constitution