Campaign Bootcamp is looking for three Trustees with experience of marketing & communications, fundraising, and training. Help them empower campaigners across the world to challenge discrimination and injustice.
Four meetings per year held digitally, one away day in London per year
An additional four meetings per year if elected to a Committee, which is not obligatory
Campaign Bootcamp is a charity dedicated to ensuring that people most impacted by injustice are leading campaigns that affect their lives. Our programmes are designed to be accessible to anyone who wants to make change happen. We do this because we want to empower people impacted by injustice to have the tools and skills they need to end it. Our work sees us support individuals develop the skills they need to address some of the biggest issues and challenges in society from housing to fairer treatment of migrants and LGBTQ+ rights.
We run three training programmes designed to support activists as they take on bigger issues. Bootcamp Residential is a six-day residential campaign training programme for new and grassroots activists. Everyday Activism is a community-based training programme for individuals or groups who are interested in campaigning on an issue that impacts them who have done little to no campaigning in the past. Our Research and Development programme is exploring a range of exciting work, including supporting activists outside the UK.
To best support and empower people to change the world, we need a board full of ambitious Trustees who can help us develop and implement the strategies, plans and structures to enable our teams to thrive as they deliver our mission. We are a growing organisation, with an annual turnover of £1.5m projected for 2020, with a UK wide workforce and an international Trustee board.
This is an exciting and challenging role. We pride ourselves on having an active trustee board, which understands the difference between governance and day-to-day operations. You’ll work closely with the rest of the Board, our CEO and wider Leadership Team to guide strategic thinking and respond to opportunities and challenges.
We regularly conduct trustee skills audits and have decided to prioritise finding trustees with experience of marketing & communications, fundraising, and training. We warmly welcome applications from people who have not been a trustee before.
Experience of working with people that have faced injustice is highly desirable. Experience of supporting organisations to grow in scale and complexity is also highly desirable, including operating outside the UK.
It’s important to us that you are excited by our mission, open minded, able to empower our team to take managed risks, and bring creative thinking to help us overcome obstacles as we grow. You can be based anywhere in the UK (or within +/- 5 hours of GMT), as most of our meetings are held digitally. We will support with travel costs to our yearly away day near London.
If you’d like to have an informal conversation about the opportunity you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Apply by: 9am, Monday 27th Jan 2020
Our projects see us work disproportionally with people from underrepresented communities and having people on our board with lived experience and insight of injustice or discrimination is exceptionally important to us. We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
As a Campaign Bootcamp graduate, I know first-hand the impact a Campaign Bootcamp programme can have on it’s participants. It’s an opportunity I wouldn’t have got otherwise. An opportunity that has helped shape my career and the campaigns I’ve run. And something that’s made me think more deeply about diversity than I ever would have and in so many different ways.
That’s why I’m so grateful I get to give back to this wonderful organisation by being part of the board. I’m super excited Campaign Bootcamp is growing and expanding internationally, helping to reach more marginalised people than ever before.
I love that I am not only part of a organisation that helps people campaign on the issues that affect them (and on so many progressive causes!); but an organisation that leaves a long-lasting legacy on individual’s campaigning journeys, far beyond the things we things we measure.
I joined Campaign Bootcamp this summer. I retired from full-time work a few months’ before, so the timing was right for me personally. I was drawn to this particular charity, largely because of the nature of its work and partly because I felt that I could complement the skills of the individuals involved. I also felt that working with Campaign Bootcamp would challenge some of my thinking, which in turn would develop me personally.
Campaign Bootcamp is, I believe, at a very exciting point in its development. It is only a few years’ old and has already accomplished so much. However, with this success comes new opportunities and challenges. In particular, the organisation is growing and its needs are changing as a result. The role of the board – and individual trustees – is always very important, but this is more so at this time, when there are key decisions to be made which will shape the future of the charity and its impact.
I know from my working life (working with charity clients at a large professional services firm) that being a charity trustee can feel a little daunting, particularly to someone who is new to the role. Many of my former colleagues often felt under-qualified to take on a trustee role and I spent much of my time explaining that no specific qualifications are required!
In my opinion, to be a good trustee, first and foremost you need to I believe that the work of your charity has a value and is making a difference. It is then about bringing your skills and perspectives to there, alongside your board colleagues. The best boards have a strong mix of skills and a diverse group of individuals.
Therefore, if you believe that Campaign Bootcamp can continue to make a valuable difference to our society, please consider the skills and experience that you do have, rather than any concerns about any skills you don’t have! I look forward to working with you.
Ian Oakley Smith
We do this work because we’ve found that today it’s far too hard for ordinary people, especially those in marginalised communities, to challenge those in power. Our three programmes are carefully designed to help people build the skills, confidence and community needed to bring about powerful change. Our programmes are:
You can learn more about our programmes on our website: https://campaignbootcamp.org/training/
If you would like to read about the impact we have had on our graduates you can here:
How we work:
We have a team of almost 20 people, our staff are based across the UK, and we aim to work as flexibly and digitally as we can. All of our IT, CRM and computing systems are cloud based. We believe in offering staff a high degree of flexibility and autonomy.
You can view our current staff team here:
If you would like an informal conversation around the role, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Bill Yuksel | 07801 897063 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Small | 07889 215999 | email@example.com
To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be no more than two pages of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the experience criteria in the person specification.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “Trustees, Campaign Bootcamp” into the subject field.
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 27th January 2020
First stage interviews: w/c Monday 10th February 2020
Candidates invited to board meeting: w/c Monday 17th February 2020
Peridot and Campaign Bootcamp are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We would therefore be most grateful if you would complete equality monitoring form.
The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practice. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the new Data Protection Act 2018 launched on 25 May 2018. The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.