Board Member

Unpaid role
Job description

Climate Emergency UK CIC is a small community interest company, set up in 2019 to support and connect councils and residents on getting their council to declare a climate emergency, and has since evolved into creating the Council Climate Scorecards. 

We are still a relatively new organisation and need support from our Board in getting ourselves on our feet, organisationally. We work on consensus decision-making and want to ensure we remain a cooperatively working organisation. 

We plan to create metrics to measure council climate action and produce Scorecards to measure this result, along with other relevant projects. 

Time commitment: Board meetings once a quarter. Support to the organisations, 1-2 hours per week

Board members will be elected for 2yrs.


Person Specification

General responsibilities

  • Support the organisation to establish governing documents

  • Ensure that the organisation creates and complies with its governing document, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations

  • Ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives.

  • Contributing in setting the strategic direction of the organisation

  • Safeguard the reputation and values of the organisation

  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.

  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and support with fundraising activities


Personal attributes

  • Commitment and passion to the work of Climate Emergency UK CIC 

  • Interest in local government and climate change

  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to provide effective support the organisation

  • Strategic vision, independent judgment and ability to think creatively

  • An understanding of the nature of oppression, how it manifests in society and a commitment to challenging inequality and addressing power and privilege

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being on the Board of a Community Interest Company.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to work collaboratively with others



We are particularly looking for Directors with either/or any of the following:

  • HR experience within a new and small organisation, in particular in relation to creating HR policies and practices

  • Landing national media coverage for projects and campaigns and previous work with national and regional news outlets

  • Financial management of a small organisation, preferably a CIC, including book-keeping


Desirable Experience and Personal attributes

  • Experience of working in non-hierarchical organisations

  • Previous governance experience of small, non-hierarchical organisations in transition and growth stages

  • An understanding of and connections within the council climate movement in the UK or other relevant sectors


We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates or other marginalised groups.


To apply, please submit your CV and an Expression of Interest Letter (no more than x1 side of A4).

Applications close on 9am 19th September 2022.


​We are planning an all staff and Board away day (in-person) on 11 and 12th November which we would expect you to join, if accepted and if you are available. Travel, food and accommodation costs will be covered.

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Posted on: 01 August 2022
Closed date: 19 September 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Campaigning, Governance

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