We are currently recruiting for Board members (two posts available)

For over 35 years Ethical Consumer (ECRA) has been the hub of the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chains. The role of the board is to help ECRA to meet its long term goals and to move its social purpose forward.

Board members meet quarterly to assess and advise on the progress that ECRA is making. Meetings normally last two hours. We also hold an annual strategy session to address issues chosen by the board. Board members may attend these meetings by zoom or in person (in Manchester) at their convenience. Travel expenses can be paid. Board members are paid £125 for each meeting attended during the year.

Board members may also be asked for opinions or for decisions by email in between meetings. Occasionally a special call to address a particular issue may be necessary too.

Members of our Board act as company directors. They are responsible for overall good governance of Ethical Consumer in accordance with the provisions of relevant legislation and guidance.

If you would like more information about the responsibilities of directors inside Ethical Consumer’s unique co-operative structure before applying please email us at enquiries@ethicalconsumer.org and ask for a copy of our Board Handbook.

We are particularly interesting in applications from people with the following skills/experience:

  1. Business/Co-operative development/Managing growth/Experience of a larger organisation
  2. Knowledge of HR, Sociocracy, DEI
  3. Campaigning and movement building/behaviour change
  4. Digital publishing and project/software development