We are looking for trustees to join the RightsInfo team at an exciting time for the charity.
At RightsInfo, we use the values of human rights to heal our divided society. We educate and inspire people using video, online news and social media. We use real people’s stories and real cases to inspire and provoke. People have picked sides, minds are closed. We’re here to try and change that, to inspire people to think again about human rights; to open their minds to another point of view, switch them on to something new, or remember what human rights really stand for.
We do it because underneath all the division, the tension and the disagreement we believe that there is more that connects us than divides us. And we know that it’s exactly this sentiment that underpins the principles of human rights laws.
Since RightsInfo was established four years ago, we have built an audience of hundreds of thousands through ground-breaking online resources and storytelling. We have produced multi-award-winning animations, infographics and documentaries. We run the UK’s only dedicated human rights news service.
We have a fantastic team of six, led by CEO Alex Feis Bryce, and an experienced Board of Trustees, chaired by human rights barrister and RightsInfo founder, Adam Wagner.
For more information about the charity, see the brochure here.
What We Are Looking For
We are now looking to expand our board of trustees to ensure we have a broad range of skills and qualities to keep RightsInfo moving forward. We are looking to appoint at least two new trustees. Key areas of skills and experience we are looking for include:
- Human resources
- Charity fundraising
- Media and journalism
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Participating fully and actively in board meetings and in governance and development projects outside of meetings.
- Being an active champion of RightsInfo.
- An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium sized charities
- Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication
- Understanding of the human rights sector in the UK is desirable.
You will be required to commit around one day per month of your time, including four Trustee Board meetings per year (held in the evenings in Central London, can be attended by phone/Skype if necessary), as well as occasional ad hoc meetings (usually by phone) and email discussions.
How To Apply
Please send a CV and a covering letter (maximum one page) explaining which area of expertise you are interested in bringing to RightsInfo and why you are interested in joining the board as a trustee (voluntary role) to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Sunday, 15 September 2019.
Please email the Chair of the Board, Adam Wagner, at email@example.com if you have any questions about the role or RightsInfo.