Standing Orders Committee (Voluntary Role)

Hours per week
4-5 meetings a year, including the Annual General Meeting
Salary details
Unpaid - expenses only
Contact email

Are you interested in Amnesty International UK’s Section’s governance? We are looking for someone to fill an upcoming vacancy on our Standing Orders Committee (SOC). 

The SOC consists of three members who are elected for a three-year term. The role of the Committee is to apply the AGM rules (known as Standing Orders) to all business relating to Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs). 

The SOC helps the AGM Chair to run the meeting by advising on the Standing Orders. They also advise members on the wording of resolutions, ensure that resolutions meet the requirements of Standing Orders and allocate them for discussion in a “working party”. In addition, the SOC updates the Standing Orders to reflect changing needs and external legal requirements. The SOC submits a report and any suggested changes to Standing Orders to each general meeting for ratification.

Candidates for election need to be available for AGM/EGM preparatory meetings and reviews after, as well as attending AGMs/EGMs. Experience of managing Standing Orders or committees of similar membership organisations is desirable. Candidates must be Individual Members of AIUK.

We are looking for one member to take up a role on the Standing Orders Committee from 2020 – 2023. 

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please contact Nominations Committee at  if you are interested in this role and we will contact you when the position becomes available. 

About us

We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
As a global movement of over 7 million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation.

We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

Apply for this role

For more information about the role see the attached role description and complete the application form.  

Email completed applications to by 2020 (date tbc). Please also email if you would like to learn more about the role and what is entailed.   

Amnesty International UK values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Standing Orders Committee role description and application form