We are looking for new directors for our Co-op! If you are a member of The Bristol Bike Project, passionate about bikes and the difference they can make to people’s lives, love working with people from across Bristol’s vibrant community, and want to get more involved in our dynamic and evolving project – this could be the role for you.
The Bristol Bike Project is a member-led Co-op with a flat structure, valuing everyone’s input equally and taking decisions in a responsible and collaborative manner. The Directors Group is responsible for ensuring the Project meets its various legal and financial obligations, and acts as a protector of our values, purpose, and practices. Directors bring expertise and experience to support the Project to achieve its potential, and provide advice and recommendations to our employees, members and volunteers. The Directors Group is elected by the Project membership and is ultimately accountable to the membership.
Details on the roles and responsibilities of the directors and the person specification can be found here. We recognise that the Project is best served by a Directors Group with a diversity of experience and skills and strongly encourage any members who share the values of The Bristol Bike Project to apply. Training and support will be made available to all new Directors, such as Coops UK training on the roles and responsibilities of being a Director of a Co-op.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more information before applying, please come along to our info evening on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5.30 – 6.30 pm at the Project, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please send a CV and statement of no more than 300 words outlining why you would like to be a Director of BBP, and your relevant skills and experience to email@example.com before midnight on 1 April.
Please specify whether you are applying for a general director seat, or one of the finance, HR or community director seats. You can apply for more than one of the role-specific seats (for example, finance and HR). If you are applying for a role-specific seat, you will also be considered for the general seats unless you specify otherwise.
Candidates will be asked to meet with BBP members who are responsible for nominating suitable candidates for election. Candidates will also be invited to meet the wider membership at the AGM on 24 April ahead of the election.
The Bristol Bike Project is committed to equality, diversity and social and environmental justice, and we welcome applications from those who share our values. We value the different expertise and diversity of our employees, members and volunteers. We strive to make our programmes as inclusive as possible and will work with committed individuals to ensure participation. We encourage applications from groups underrepresented in our areas of work and we do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, place of origin, class, citizenship, system of belief, gender, sexual orientation, language, marital status, family status, physical and/or mental disability.