Good governance is essential to our success, helping to set our direction and making or shaping many of the big decisions that we take as an organisation. So we seek individuals with a broad range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to join our governance bodies.
Because Amnesty International UK Section is a democratic, membership-led organisation, some of our key governance positions are subject to election by our membership. These include the majority of our section’s Board members, as well as a number of important positions that are elected at the annual general meeting.
There are also a number of fixed term governance posts that are appointed annually. In addition, we also have a number of particular tasks where we would welcome specialist expertise and support throughout the year.
All governance roles are fulfilled on a voluntary basis with out-of-pocket expenses fully reimbursed.
If you are interested in supporting Amnesty UK’s governance, please consider the following:
- Some of our governance posts, like elected Board members, require that you are an Amnesty member before you apply. Others don’t. However, we expect that upon appointment, everyone occupying a governance position will be an individual member of Amnesty International UK Section. Become an Amnesty UK member.
- Join our governance vacancy mailing list and register your interest in particular areas of governance. We will let you know when vacancies become available
- Contact the Nominations Committee for any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keep an eye out for the roles that may suit your skillset, and apply!
Governance positions at Amnesty International UK
Amnesty International’s governance positions are set out in the following table. If you are interested in a governance position, please bookmark this page and review it regularly, as the information is subject to ongoing review.
|Job Spec||Next applications open||Next application deadline||Appointment (or election)||Induction & Start date|
|Positions elected by the membership of AIUK Section through direct election|
|Amnesty UK Section Board members - elected||Role spec||Please see dedicated web-page which goes live in August annually|
|Positions elected by the membership of AIUK Section at its Annual General Meeting|
|AGM Chair||To follow, Autumn 2017||October (tbc)||January (tbc)||April (at the AGM)||April|
|Members of the AGM Standing Orders Committee||To follow, Autumn 2017||October (tbc)||January (tbc)||April (at the AGM)||April|
|Members of the Members and Directors Appeals Committee||To follow, Autumn 2017||October (tbc)||January (tbc)||April (at the AGM)||April|
|Posts appointed by the Board of Amnesty International UK Section|
|Amnesty UK Section Board - co-opted specialists||Role spec||June||July||August||September|
|Trustees of Amnesty UK Charitable Trust ||Role spec||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Members of the Finance, Audit & Risk |
|Members of the Human Resources Board sub-committee||Role spec||June||July||August||September|
|Members of the Campaigns & Impact Board sub-committee||Role spec||June||July||August||September|
|Members of Activism Board sub-committee posts||Role spec||June||July||August||September|
|Members of the Board Nominations sub-committee||Role spec||June||July||August||September|
|Posts appointed by the AGM Chair|
|AGM Working Party Chairs||Role spec||October 2017 (tbc)||end February 2018 (tbc)||March 2018||March 2018|
|Posts nominated by Amnesty UK Board, appointed by the International Council Meeting|
|ICM elected Membership Appeals Committee|
|International Nominations Committee|
|International Finance Committee|
Applying for a role
Potential candidates for elected Board member seats should visit the dedicated web page for the Board elections, which is now live.
For all other positions, please complete the application form and return to: email@example.com