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Gemma Curtis

Gemma Curtis

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Vacancy: Regional Officer

Tuesday April 25, 2017

This is an exciting, home-based opportunity to co-ordinate Diversity Role Models’ activity in the North West region, from engaging schools to facilitating workshops. You'll manage all of the administrative tasks involved in this and build a community of volunteer Role Models to help us grow our reach in this area of the country.

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This is an outstanding opportunity to have a profound impact on a small charity with big aspirations whilst also developing your skills and knowledge. We are now looking for an ambitious Fundraising Assistant to support our Fundraising Manager, to generate income to ensure we can continue to effectively tackle bullying and create equal opportunities for all young people.

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The new chief executive of Diversity Role Models will be diversity and inclusion expert, Claire Harvey, who joins the charity from KPMG. Her appointment follows founder Suran Dickson’s decision to return home to New Zealand after 14 years in the UK.

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Suran Dickson

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Head of Fundraising

Wednesday February 1, 2017

We are seeking an energetic and creative fundraiser with the ability to generate income of around £500k a year. Our income is generated across the spectrum of income strands; community fundraising, individual donations, trust and foundation income, events, and corporate sponsorship, with the latter two being the most significant streams for us. The successful applicant will come to the organisation with a successful track record across the income streams, plentiful ideas and a passion for the cause.

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Will Fletcher

Today is the start of LGBT History Month 2017. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. For us at Diversity Role Models, it's an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come, while still being aware of the vital work that we still need to undertake.

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Suran Dickson

We are looking for an experienced and confident bid writer to lead our trust and foundation fundraising efforts for approximately three months. You will bring creativity, efficiency and a successful track record that will enable you to output applications that appeal to suitable funders.

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Tamoor Ali

Tamoor Ali

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Setting yourself a Grand Challenge

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Our Treasurer, Tamoor, set himself a tough fundraising challenge in October. Will you join him in taking the DRM Grand Challenge?

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Arif Adam

Arif Adam

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Familiar Faces

Friday November 18, 2016

Our Volunteer Manager, Arif, shares his story from a recent workshop where he saw some familiar faces among the young people in the class.

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A parent's view on DRM's workshops

Thursday November 17, 2016

Most parents will agree the moment that little bundle is delivered into your life, your priorities change; you are compelled to protect your children to the ends of the earth. My wife and I share a nagging sense of uncertainty over our family set up. Will the fact that we are same sex parents lead to our kids having a hard time at school? Will that be the one weakness that the bullies pick up on and use as an instrument of torture over our girls?

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Clare Balding

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Join me at the DRM Gala Dinner

Friday November 11, 2016

On Friday 11th November 2016, I'll be hosting the Diversity Role Models Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Hilton in London. Alison Moyet and her band will also perform at this special event, which will raise funds for this vital charity.

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