Could You Be a Trustee of Manchester Pride?

Manchester Pride, the city’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival is calling out for a new member to join the current board of trustees.

Trustees are recruited to ensure that the festival delivers its charitable aims and works within both recommended and legal guidelines.

The board of trustees is made up of professional persons, proprietors, senior managers and directors. The team is lead by the chair, Vicken Couligian and supported by Tim Pickstone, vice chair/treasurer.

The new board member will work closely with Jackie Crozier (festival director) and the other team members from Manchester Pride.

Vicken Couligian, chair of Manchester Pride, said: “We’re looking for a strong, dynamic, driven individual to take Manchester Pride through its 21st Birthday celebrations and beyond. The ideal candidate will come from a professional or business background in the voluntary, public or private sector and have organisational and management experience. A background in finance would be particularly useful.”

For more information on how to apply visit Alternatively, contact Darren Adams (deputy festival director) on 0161 831 7700 or email

Current board members include: Vicken Couligian (chair), Tim Pickstone (chief executive of a UK local councilors organisation), Clare Simpson (marketing director for the Royal Exchange Theatre), Elaine Clarke (chief executive for Baa Bar Group Plc), John Ryan (managing editor of BBC Radio Manchester), Les Pratt (Producer for BBC Radio 3), Steph Kay (owner of Vanilla bar), and Michael Pollard (operations director at Taurus bar).

For up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter: @ManchesterPride


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