Leeds Tidal are inviting nominations for new board members to bolster our mission for supporting activism in Leeds to be more effective in achieving social, economic and climate justice.
We recognise that our lack of lived-expertise of many of the social issues and inequalities that we work on limits our viewpoint and progress. We are particularly keen to meet people with knowledge, insights, understanding and wisdom gathered through lived experience of a social issue, or combination of issues, with a desire to use this lived experience to inform the work of social change organisations.
Skills and experiences we’re looking for to build our capacity
In particular, we are looking for people with one or more of the skills and experiences listed below:
We’re looking for several people who are:
What is involved?
Minimum 2-3 hours for board meetings every 6 weeks (approx. 8 meetings per year). Additional approx 2 hours between meetings to support actions and discussions between, in sub-group meetings, plus any additional time you wish to contribute.
Duties – After training and induction where needed, collectively the duties of Board Members are to:
Further Information about being a Board Member
The Board has two main responsibilities. It ensures the performance of Tidal through setting and monitoring strategic plans, overseeing finances, managing resources and guarding our vision, mission and values. It also ensures conformance with relevant legislation, local regulation and our own policies, procedures and governing documents. Board Members are responsible for the sound running of the organisation, and are legally liable for its actions. As well as this governance role, Board Members are also expected to help carry out operational work and lend time and expertise where possible.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a Cover Letter (no more than 1 page) to email@example.com by 9am on the 2nd of May. Please include in your cover letter:
Follow up conversations with existing board members will be organised via online platforms at your convenience.
If you have any questions about the role of a board member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your number in the email if you’d prefer to speak on the phone.