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About the organisation

At Zero Hour, we work with community groups, partner organisations (from The Co-operative Bank to Friends of the Earth), expert scientists, and politicians of all persuasions to bring about the environmental changes we need.

 

Since our launch in 2020, we’ve grown in size and influence. Close to 200 MPs and Peers, 250 councils, 500 partners, 200 scientists, and 40,000 members of the public are working together to make the CE Bill a reality.

 

Our ambition is to bring the CE Bill into law, and this includes securing the backing of the political parties—as their manifestos are prepared in the months ahead—via a grassroots pressure campaign in constituencies and councils across the nations.

 

We’re a small organisation, which means we’re also agile, bold, and unafraid to call for what’s needed—now—before it’s too late to act.

 

Our mission and commitment will be tested as we approach the next Westminster election (likely in autumn 2024)—and though we remain committed to our mission—there are big questions ahead, not least around funding our ambitious plans.

About the role

The post-holder is a Director of Zero Hour (CEE Bill Alliance Ltd) and works in partnership with the other Board members to ensure that the CE Bill campaign is effectively managed, accountable to its stakeholders, and achieves its strategic goals and objectives.

Main responsibilities

  • Ensure that Zero Hour complies with its governing documents, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations

  • Ensure that Zero Hour pursues its purposes for the public benefit

  • Contribute actively to the NED Board member role in providing strategic direction to Zero Hour’s Co-Directors, including setting overall strategy, policy and values; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; and ensuring Zero Hour pursues its strategic objectives

  • Make sure that Zero Hour responsibly manages its resources and contribute to ensuring the campaign’s sustainability

  • Support the Co-Directors and monitor their performance

  • Act at all times in Zero Hour’s best interests and comply with all relevant policies

 

Time commitment

  • Four Board meetings per year, including one away day

  • Board meetings will be held in-person in London (with a hybrid option) and the away day will likely be in London (but may be held elsewhere in England)

  • NEDs are also expected to undertake a Champion/Lead role where appropriate and, by request, support the Co-Directors in their specialist areas

  • Occasional stakeholder and/or fundraising events and training

Our ideal candidate

Person specification

Zero Hour is looking for individuals with:

  • Ideally with Board experience in a not-for-profit/charitable, public sector or commercial organisation

  • Experience of operating at a strategic leadership level

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to challenge constructively

  • Sound independent judgement the ability to listen to and respect the views of others; to think corporately and strategically; to problem-solve; to handle competing priorities; and to make informed decisions

  • An interest in the key issues involved in running a political and/or grassroots campaign

  • A willingness to learn about the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements of an environmental not-for-profit working in the political arena

  • Committed to Zero Hour’s vision, strategy and values, including our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Specialisms

We are seeking a diverse set of skills in our new NEDs, and would particularly welcome individuals with an expertise in:

  • Fundraising

  • Finance

  • HR

  • Policies and compliance

  • Legal

What’s in it for you

At Zero Hour, we work with community groups, partner organisations (from The Co-operative Bank to Friends of the Earth), expert scientists, and politicians of all persuasions to bring about the environmental changes we need.

Since our launch in 2020, we’ve grown in size and influence. Close to 200 MPs and Peers, 250 councils, 500 partners, 200 scientists, and 40,000 members of the public are working together to make the CE Bill a reality.

Our ambition is to bring the CE Bill into law, and this includes securing the backing of the political parties—as their manifestos are prepared in the months ahead—via a grassroots pressure campaign in constituencies and councils across the nations.

We’re a small organisation, which means we’re also agile, bold, and unafraid to call for what’s needed—now—before it’s too late to act.

Our mission and commitment will be tested as we approach the next Westminster election (likely in autumn 2024)—and though we remain committed to our mission—there are big questions ahead, not least around funding our ambitious plans.

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Non-Executive Director

Zero Hour (CE Bill Alliance LTD)

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30 Nov 2023

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