Peace Brigades International UK Section Request

Organisation Description

PBI is a leading NGO working to protect human rights defenders at risk. Each day human rights defenders speak out for the rights of others. Each day they risk their livelihoods, their liberty and, in many cases, their lives.
No other organisation in the world supports threatened human rights defenders in the way PBI does. We stand alongside human rights defenders, we learn from them, and echo their voices. We keep them safe, and we work to ensure their voices are heard.
We provide life-saving support to community leaders and other human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, with field projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

What are they looking for?

We are seeking a Trustee with HR experience to join the Board of Trustees of PBI UK. Trustees gain a great insight into the strategy and work of PBI UK and believe that this trustee role is an opportunity to gain insight into the human resources needs and obligations of a small charity, as well as other areas of its work. The Board meets once every eight weeks. Meetings generally start around 6:30pm and last approximately 2 hours. Between meetings there is usually email communication and Trustees work on the action points agreed in the meetings. Essential skills include: - Significant experience in human resources; - Demonstrable knowledge and experience of employment legislation and practice; - Understanding of worker and volunteer well-being; - Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion and in adapting best practices to multiple professional contexts; - Good communication skills; Desirable skills include: - Some knowledge of PBI structure, history, principles and mandate; - Familiarity or willingness to learn about consensus-based decision making; - Political awareness and familiarity with peace and human rights issues; - Experience of trusteeship or similar voluntary roles - Knowledge in Personnel, Human Resources or Employment Law, or Charity governance or charity law.