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Elections for the Board 2021-2024

Location                    UK
Hours per week       7 meetings a year
Salary details           Unpaid - expenses only
Contact email 


The Amnesty International United Kingdom Section Board has 12 elected 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, including finances, human resources, campaigning work, and ensuring that we meet our international obligations.

An election will be held for five places on the Board of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section for 2021-2024. The following are the skills we are particularly seeking in new Board members in the 2021 elections:

  1. Finance 
  2. Risk identification and management
  3. Human resources
  4. Campaigning 

The Board always welcomes candidates with experience of Amnesty activism, especially those who will contribute to our diversity.
You can submit your nomination electronically without the need to print any documents. We will also accept a valid email address in the place of signatures (wherever requested) in order to authenticate your nomination.
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 to arrange an informal telephone discussion.

Nominations for Board elections

Nominations are requested to fill five vacant seats on the Board (two unreserved seats, one seat reserved for a local group, and two seats reserved for networks). Candidates must be aged 16 or over by Friday 24 September 2021 (the date of election) and must have been a member for at least six months at the time of nomination.

The Board Ballot Timetable

Download the election pack documents below – 

Useful Information:

Forms to fill in and return:

Completed nomination forms must be returned by the nomination deadline which is no later than 5pm on 26 March 2021. If there is a contested election, ballot papers will be sent to members eligible to vote from 30 April 2021. The deadline for voting is 17 June 2021 and the results will be declared no later than Friday 24 September 2021 (the date of election).


Information for Candidates
Board Member Role Description
Board Election Process 2020-21
Amnesty Governance Structure
Board Code of Conduct
Equality and Diversity Questionnaire
Board Member Application Form
Election FAQs and Answers
Application & Nomination Guidance for Board Elections
Board Member Nomination Papers