Stand for election as an independent Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC director
24th January 2017
Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is seeking candidates from our member organisations to represent the wider membership in our strategy development and decision-making.
About the Partnership
Bristol Green Capital Partnership is an independent membership organisation determined to harness our city’s enormous energy for positive change to achieve the vision of a sustainable Bristol with a high quality of life for all. We aim to enable, help deliver and lead the efforts of organisations in and around Bristol to achieve the changes needed to realise an environmentally sustainable city-region – for all of its people.
Our membership has grown from a group of 12 organisations in 2007 to a cross-sector network of over 800 organisations today, all making the pledge to help achieve a shared, sustainable vision. The Partnership played a crucial role in securing Bristol’s successful bid for European Green Capital status, and we remain key to continuing the good work done in the run up to and during 2015.
We aim to work inclusively and collaboratively across the Bristol city-region to realise the change needed to address the environmental sustainability challenges we face. By working together we can achieve far more than we can alone, providing a sustainability partnership-working model for others in the UK and beyond.
The Partnership is led by a Community Interest Company (CIC) which entered a new phase in 2016, with a new Board of Directors that includes two directors elected from our membership alongside representatives from a group of initial strategic partners: Avon Wildlife Trust; Centre for Sustainable Energy; Bristol City Council; Resource Futures; Sustrans; Triodos Bank; University of Bristol; University of the West of England, Bristol; and West of England Initiative.
Elections for a new independent director are held every year. Our 800+ member organisations vote for nominated candidates, with the successful candidate joining our Board for two years. The two independent directors play an important role maintaining a strong link and representing the wider membership. They help set the Partnership’s priorities and play an equal part in decision-making. There may also be opportunities to be involved in specific Partnership activities and projects.
We are seeking candidates from our member organisations to stand in the 2017 elections. The elected director’s term will run for two years from 1 March 2017, with an opportunity to put themselves forward for re-election for a further two years in 2019 if they wish.
Directors of BGCP CIC have a responsibility to the success of the company, so nominees must demonstrate an ability and willingness to work collaboratively towards its vision and objectives.
Equality and Diversity
The Partnership is highly committed to equality and diversity and would particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented groups and communities.
Election process and timeline
- Friday 3 February: Deadline for all completed self-nomination forms to be returned
- Tuesday 7 February: Nominations published on BGCP’s website, and voting opens to all pledge member organisations via an online form (one vote per organisation)
- Friday 17 February: Voting closes
- Friday 24 February: New board member announced
Please note that to ensure that they are independent and a voice for the wider membership, nominees cannot be employees or directors representing the existing company members (listed above).
Please contact us with any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to discuss any elements of the role description and person specification, please contact Operations Manager, Vicki Woolley, using the e-mail provided above to arrange a telephone conversation
For more information on BGCP and our work, see our presentation from the December 2016 Partnership Gathering