Platform is a research and advocacy organisation with a focus on energy system change. Our current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry.
The organisation is led by the staff in a distributed leadership model where the direction and strategy are decided collectively. We self-manage issues through a Management group, which is a subset of the staff with its membership rotating regularly. But of course, Platform’s success over the past 30 years wouldn’t be possible without our incredible Trustee board!
Our Trustees meet four times a year, and we have excellent retention, with the average tenure of trusteeship being 6 years. We’re currently looking to enlarge and diversify our board.
You can find the roles and responsibilities of a Trustee at Platform here.
In short, you would be expected to attend three of the four meetings a year and the Annual General Meeting and should be interested in supporting the development of Platform’s aims, both through strategic input and specific advice based on your background.
We are particularly looking for Trustees who have expertise in finance, the law, fundraising, communications and campaigning, but general management and governance experience would also be valuable. If you think your skills or expertise could be a good fit or would like to ask some more questions about the role, please email Sarah at [email protected]!
We are doing an open call for applications to the Trustee Board, we expect the process to be a rolling one that continues for the rest of the year but we would like to start talking to people in July. The following document outlines the roles and responsibilities our Trustees are expected to perform:
If you would like to put yourself forward for this role please send a C.V. and a covering letter to [email protected]. Recruitment would involve a short interview with members of staff, followed by an interview with the current Trustee board so that everyone – yourself, staff and current trustees – can assess whether they feel it will be a good fit.