TENDER: Public Relations Management Contract
Tender: Public Relations Management
Job Title: Public Relations Manager
Location: Liverpool City Centre
Contract Length: Until August 2012. One year extension subject to performance, funding and agreement.
Contract Type: Freelance/Self-employed
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday May 7th, 2012.
About Liverpool Pride
Liverpool Pride was founded in 2010 as a community project to promote equality and diversity, advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people through the annual Liverpool Pride festival and year round programme to support the needs of LGBT people in Liverpool, Merseyside and Halton. Liverpool Pride is a charity registered in England & Wales (1140792)
Our cultural events aim to help improve the well-being of the local LGBT communities and their friends and families, offering fun, accessible participation events throughout the year for all ages and tastes.
The centrepiece, the open-to-all Pride March regularly attracts over 3,000 participants and a further 5,000 spectators and is a showcase for the city’s LGBT community. It culminates in a large open air festival with well known and loved headline acts draw audiences from across the region and UK.
In 2011 we held our Summer of Love hosting 35,000 festival goers with our unique local flavour, supported by 60 volunteers as well as over 100 performing artists, 50 community groups and market traders, Pride at the Pictures, the Chill Out Sunday. In 2012 we will work with the Stanley Street Quarter to support the Liverpool Pride Fringe in Stanley St, Cumberland St and Eberle St.
Events are arranged in partnership across the city to create safe, friendly environments for LGBT people to meet and take part in a range of activities. These include guided gallery tours, exhibitions of LGBT history, film gardening, football, dance, drama and photography.
The festival is funded through a mix of local authority and public sector grants and sponsorship; charitable foundations; fundraising events; on site concessions and stalls.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual or company to join our team as Public Relations Manager. We are searching for someone with relevant experience, contacts, creative ideas and excellent organisational and communication skills to manage the development and delivery of our Public Relations strategy for our Liverpool Pride festival and march to support the needs of the LGBT community in Merseyside.
The Public Relations Manager will be responsible for the Liverpool Pride Festival, March, Chill Out and Film Programmes, however, they will also be invited to provide additional support or mentoring role for any Liverpool Pride Fringe events including the Stanley Street Quarter Stage.
Liverpool Pride is a festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and the Public Relations Manager will be expected to target mainstream and LGBT media including the development of Media Partnership relationships.
Applications are welcome from individuals and companies and applicants should have relevant experience in promoting outdoor events, ideally in an urban setting.