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Campaign for Freedom of Information seeks new board members

 

What we are looking for

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is seeking to broaden the skills and diversity of its board which currently has 5 members. We would like to appoint at least 2 new unpaid trustees/directors. They should be interested in improving the accountability of public bodies but do not necessarily need detailed knowledge of FOI. We would be particularly interested in hearing from people of any background with experience in individual giving, communications or the management of small organisations who can help the Campaign raise funds, promote its message more effectively and maximise its impact.

The board meets approximately 6 times a year usually late afternoons in central London. Travel expenses reimbursed.

About the Campaign

The Campaign is the UK’s leading freedom of information (FOI) organisation. Set up in 1984, it played a critical part in persuading the government to introduce the FOI Act in 1999-2000, improving the legislation in Parliament and resisting repeated attempts to restrict it (most recently just a few months ago). The Act has helped reveal the MPs’ expenses scandal, expose wasteful spending and shortcomings in the provision public services and transformed the public’s rights to information.

It now seeks to defend and improve the Act, assist FOI users, train requesters and public authorities and encourage authorities to adopt a positive approach to the legislation.

The Campaign is a not-for-profit limited company. Much of its income comes from charitable foundations though it is not itself a registered charity. It has a full time staff of just 2, with considerable specialist FOI expertise. For more information see: www.cfoi.org.uk

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining what experience and skills you would bring to the board to admin@cfoi.org.uk. The closing date is 21 October 2016.

 

 

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