Voluntary Board Member (Human Resources Specialist)
We believe human rights abuses concern people everywhere. That's why we campaign worldwide for dignity, truth, justice, fairness and freedom for all. This campaigning is only made possible by ensuring every penny we spend has the maximum possible impact. By helping us achieve that aim, in this high profile and trusted role, you could make a positive difference to the lives of millions around the globe.
About the role
As part of the Board, you'll provide the high-level human resources expertise and influence on our policy and the strategic decisions we make across a whole range of issues. You'll chair the HR Sub-Committee, advising on the decisions made by the HRSC to the Board/Trustees of AIUK Charitable Trust and you will also be a key member of our Joint Consultative Committee, advising on the HR affairs of Amnesty International UK at Board level. You may be working now in a demanding job or retired, we realise it's a big commitment to make. But then, so is campaigning to eradicate human rights abuses. By joining us in this role, you'll strengthen our ability to do just that.
With a strong background in human resources management at a senior management level, you'll bring an in-depth knowledge of the strategic planning and best practice employed in similarly complex organisations. Experience of the voluntary sector, an awareness of the HR issues affecting charities, embedding diversity and Inclusions as well as successfully working with unions would also be an advantage. However, whether you're advising the Board directly or presenting to a wider audience, more important will be your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. You'll also be fully signed up to our aims and see this as a great opportunity to make a bigger and more immediate contribution to the work that we do.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of volunteers and professionals standing up for human rights. Independent of any government, ideology, economic interest or religion, we have more than seven million supporters in over 150 countries. Our purpose is to research, campaign and take action to effect change and protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
The closing date is 17 April 2018 (midday) and interviews will take place as soon as possible afterward from w/c 30 April onwards - specific date TBC.
To download an application form please see documents attached or click the link below to be taken to the AIUK website. Send completed applications direct to
If you have any specific questions or would like to informally discuss this opportunity please email to arrange to speak with Ros Parker, Director of Corporate Services.