Elections for the 2019 – 2022 Board

The Amnesty International United Kingdom (AIUK) Section Board has 12 elected ordinary members who each serve voluntarily for three consecutive years and are then eligible for re-election for another three years. The Board oversees the running of AIUK Section, including finances, human resources, campaigning work, and ensuring that we meet out international obligations. 

An election will be held for four places on the Board of AIUK Section for 2019. To fill gaps in 2019 we particularly need Board members with specific experience in at least one or more of the following:

  1. Human Resources and recruitment
  2. Fundraising and other forms of income generation
  3. Experience of other charities or NGOs.

The Board always welcomes candidates with experience of Amnesty activism, especially those who will contribute to our diversity.
If you would like to discuss standing for the Board, the Nominations Sub-Committee will be happy to talk to you – get in touch by email on nomcom@amnesty.org.uk to arrange an informal telephone discussion.

Nominations for Board elections

Nominations are requested to fill four vacant seats on the Board: these are one local group member reserved seat, one country coordinator reserved seat and two unreserved seats. Candidates must be aged 18 or over by Friday 28 June 2019 (the date of election) and must have been a member for at least six months before the nomination deadline of 1 February 2019.

The Board Ballot Timetable

Members of Amnesty UK wishing to stand should apply for full details using the downloads at the bottom of this page. Paper copies of the nomination pack can be requested no later than 5pm on 29 January 2019 by contacting:

Selma Shirazi
Director’s Office
Amnesty International United Kingdom Section
The Human Rights Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard

or call 020 7033 1556 or email returningofficer@amnesty.org.uk.

Completed nomination forms must be returned by the nomination deadline which is no later than 5pm on 1 February 2019. If there is a contested election, ballot papers will be sent to members eligible to vote from 22 February 2019.

The deadline for voting is 30 April 2019 and the results will be declared no later than Friday 28 June 2019 (the date of election).

Information for Candidates (Word)
Board Member role description (PDF)
Elections FAQs and Answers (PDF)
Board Code of Conduct (PDF)
Amnesty Governance Structure (PDF)
Board Election process (PDF)
Nomination Papers (Word)
Application Form (Word)
Diversity Questionaire (Word)