At our Annual General Meeting in Porto in November 2024 members will elect a new Board member for Communications, to succeed Steve Taylor from Copenhagen Pride who has held the role since 2016 and therefore reaches the eight year limit.
This role is different to many roles on the board in that is requires daily – or almost daily – work, and that is why the board is taking a different approach to recruitment. In the months leading up to the 2024 AGM the board will try to find a suitable candidate or candidates to nominate for election.
The Board member for Communications is responsible for all the Association’s communications activity, including:
- Management of our Microsoft 365 account
- Social media scheduling and management
- Website editing and management
- Responding to general enquiries
- Writing, editing and sending the monthly members’ newsletter
- Media and PR, including media monitoring, writing and distributing press releases
- Supporting EuroPride hosts, often intensively during EuroPride events
- Supporting campaign development, such as around Ukraine or Monkeypox
- Occasional speech writing for the President
- Advising and supporting other board members
- Production of Annual Report and AGM papers
- Managing communications elements of the AGM
- Bring the brand ambassador for EPOA and monitoring use of the EuroPride trademark
Steve currently spends around 1-2 hours per day on EPOA communications. This can be concentrated (for example, by working three hours twice a week) but the nature of communications can mean that an urgent task can arise. Other board members can also assist in such instances.
The board meets four or five times each year and more information on the meetings, expenses, etc can be found here. Remember that it is an unpaid role.
Are you the right person for this role?
We are looking for someone who:
- Has experience in communications
- Is part of a Pride organisation in Europe
- Has level B2 or higher in English; additional languages are welcome
- Can contribute at least six hours per week to the role, year-round including in ‘Pride season’
We would also welcome candidates who are from Black or Minority Ethnic communities, women, non-binary people, trans people, and people with disabilities as all are under-represented on our board at the moment.
Want to know more?
In the first instance, please contact the current Board Member for Communications, Steve Taylor, for an informal conversation. Alternatively, reach out to any other Board Member.
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