Elected director: Your opportunity to help guide the Partnership’s future
11th March 2019
Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is looking to appoint a voluntary director to its board of directors through an open election process with the membership. This is a great opportunity to support and influence the Partnership at an exciting time in its development.
The elected directors play an important role in helping ensure the Partnership supports and enables its members to work towards the shared vision of a sustainable city with a high-quality of life for all.
A key part of this is to help oversee the Spark Forum – a member-led initiative which enables member organisations to connect and collaborate in order to turn ideas for change into a reality. The elected directors also contribute to other director responsibilities, including guiding the strategic direction of the Partnership and ensuring its financial sustainability.
The role is voluntary but reasonable expenses incurred as a result of the role can be covered if agreed in advance.
Bristol Green Capital Partnership is a unique network of more than 850-member organisations that have pledged to work towards a sustainable city with a high-quality of life for all. It enables people from organisations of all sizes and sectors to connect and collaborate in order to tackle environmental sustainability challenges.
The Partnership is supported by a Community Interest Company (CIC), with a board of directors that includes two directors elected from the wider membership. Our constitution calls for annual director elections. Two elected directors were elected last year – Chris Dunford, who will continue in the role for another year after receiving the highest number of votes in 2018, and Christina Biggs, whose one-year term is coming to an end and has the option to stand for re-election.
We are seeking candidates from our member organisations to stand in the 2019 elections. The Partnership’s 850+ member organisations will vote for nominated candidates, with the new elected director’s term running for two years from 1 May 2019. Please note that to ensure independence, nominees cannot be employees or directors of organisations currently represented on the board.
The detailed role information is available here, and you can apply online by end of day Tuesday 26th March. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have other queries, please send us an email to arrange a call.
Equality and Diversity
The Partnership is committed to equality and diversity and is keen to ensure that the board is representative of the community it serves. We therefore particularly encourage applications from people from groups and communities currently under-represented on the board of directors.
All nominees are encouraged to attend the Green Mingle on Thursday 4 April to give a short introduction about themselves and meet other members.
Whether you plan to stand or not, put the date in your diary so you can come and learn more about the nominees!