Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Volunteer Publicity Coordinator post available for LGBT History Month 2016

Role:Publicity Coordinator 

Reports To:Chair (Operations) 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design website and social media graphics. 
  • Design a logo to give the organisation a corporate identity.  
  • Design Posters, Flyers and any other publicity for the organisation or our events. 
  • Design a volunteer and management team uniform for use at any publicity events or events that we are running.  
  • Source suppliers for the uniforms and give recommendations to the Management Team. 
  • Provide regular feedback to the Chair (Operations) and the Management Team on success of publicity.  
  • Work closely with the Digital Marketing Coordinator and Press & Communications Coordinator to ensure that consistent designs go out across all media sources.  
  • Work with Finance & Fundraising Coordinator to manage Publicity Budget.  
  • Work with Programme Coordinator & Education & Schools Coordinator to design the layout of the official programmes for all events.  
  • Contribute to the collation of the annual report. 
  • Be accountable in your role as detailed in the business plan. 
  • Any other tasks required of this role.  

Personal Qualities required for the Role: 

  • Leadership Skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Design skills 
  • Reliability and commitment to LGBT History Month NE and the role itself. 
  • Regular attendance at management and planning meetings. 
  • Sensitive to other peoples’ feelings. 
  • Creative and proactive, with the ability to suggest and come up with ideas. 
  • A team player 
  • Flexible  
  • Confident & Honest 
  • Friendly & Outgoing 
  • IT Skills  
  • Good Planning Skills 
  • Ability to maintain our corporate image/appearance when creating documents, writing letters, sending emails etc.  

Volunteering Hours: 

You will be required to attend Management Team Meetings when requested , initially these will be monthly, but frequency may increase nearer to the time of our events.  This role will require time outside of those meetings.  You will also be required to be involved on the day of the events. 

Contact andrew.dalton@sunderland.ac.uk to talk about the role or to apply for this volunteer position.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Welcome to the Tyne and Wear LGBT History Month Hub



The Tyne and Wear LGBT History Month Hub are delighted to welcome the people of the North East to the first LGBT History Month event on the 20th February, 2016 at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne .


This day will celebrate the often forgotten histories of those who are LGBT, including a range of different free public talks on topics as varied as loving relationships within the Suffrage Movement, LGBT families and social change, what it is like to be transgender and same sex desire within the British Army in World War Two.


The event is free and is warmly open to all, with eight different talks for you to pick from on a variety of topics relating to all aspects of the LGBT community. The day will be preceded by a Launch on Friday Evening in the city’s legendary Lit and Phil.

To start the day off, a session in tandem with Schools OUT UK will provide free training to primary and secondary teachers in the region, on how to recognise LGBT history within the school curriculum. With many histories forgotten, and never told, it is more important than ever to explore a different side to our shared history.
For queries about the event, please contact the Event Organisers Andrew.dalton@sunderland.ac.uk  or Neil Bellamy at Neil.bellamy@sunderland.ac.uk