As Open Briefing rapidly expands the scope and reach of its work, we are seeking to recruit several new advisers to our advisory board.
Advisers are expert practitioners who provide strategic advice and support to the executive director. As an adviser, you will fulfil many of the roles that a trustee does in a charity or a non-executive director might in a company, but without the legal and financial obligations. Advisers are also not excluded from fulfilling other paid or voluntary roles within Open Briefing.
This is a voluntary, flexible role, and appointments are made for three years at a time (renewable with mutual agreement). We estimate the commitment to be a couple of hours a month, plus one or two meetings a year. Advisers must be based in the United Kingdom.
We particularly welcome applications from potential advisers with at least 15 years professional experience in one or more of the following sectors:
- NGO security
- Aid and humanitarian action
- Disaster relief
- Human rights
- Environmental campaigning
- Charity management
Our current advisers are:
- Nick Mabey, chief executive and founder director, E3G
- Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies, University of Bradford
- John Sloboda, co-founder, Every Casualty
Our former advisers are:
- Hamit Dardagan, co-director, Iraq Body Count
- Ian Davis, founding director, NATO Watch
- Isabel Hilton, founder and editor, China Dialogue
- Martin Quadroy, former senior adviser to the Australian government
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to our executive director, Chris Abbott, at [email protected] or call 01736 800 767 for more information.
Open Briefing is an ethical employer. We recognise the positive benefits that often marginalised groups can bring to us as an organisation. To this end, we have joined the UK government’s Disability Confident scheme. This scheme helps organisations successfully employ and retain people with disabilities or long-term health conditions. We have also signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health, which has been drawn up by Mindful Employer, an NHS initiative. This demonstrates our commitment to the mental wellbeing of our staff, consultants and volunteers and our positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.
As a forces-friendly employer, we actively recruit team members with experience in the armed forces, and support them and their families as reservists and veterans. To this end, we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and been awarded a bronze award under the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the country that those who serve or have served, and their families, will be treated fairly.