We are currently looking for new board members who share our goal of a more democratic, equal and sustainable society and would like to play a role in supporting and developing our work. We are particularly looking for board members who have skills in one or more of the following areas—strategy, governance & fundraising.
At PIRC we are playing an active role in shifting cultural stories in the UK and Europe, on issues as diverse as human rights, nature conservation, LGBTI equality and the economy. We are an independent charity developing participatory approaches and open-source tools for a more aligned and effective civil society: working directly with grassroots groups, campaigners and NGOs in all of our projects. Through our publications, trainings, research and online resources we provide insights into how new cultural stories can best bring about lasting social change.
We operate with a flat structure that reflects our values. We are aiming to develop our board not just in terms of skills, PIRC strives to represent a broad set of backgrounds, experiences and identities: to better reflect the diversity and complexity of the society we live in.
As a board member you will help shape our strategy, policies and future development. You will be expected to attend 3 board meetings in London each year, and one in Machynlleth, you may also be asked to attend other ad-hoc meetings. The position is voluntary and works out at around one day a quarter, with a minimum term of one year in the post. We can cover expenses to attend meetings.
To apply to be a PIRC trustee please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in supporting our work by sending a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIRC is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience and acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds and life experiences are often unrepresented within our community. We are determined to correct this and particularly encourage applications from women, people of colour; people with disabilities (including mental illnesses or other long term illnesses); people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class.
If you would like to have an informal chat to discuss the role or any hesitations you may have – we would love to have a chat – it absolutely won’t affect the outcome of your application. You can get in touch with us (email@example.com) or Dora (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss any of this.