People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.
We are currently looking for trustees.
As People & Planet is a student-led campaigns organisation, the Board of Trustees is largely made up of democratically elected student Trustees, and the Board is Chaired by a student Trustee. However, Non-student trustees are also necessary as they bring valuable knowledge, expertise and experience to the Board, for the organisation and in supporting our non-student trustees.
The Board is currently looking for 3 more non-student trustees to join the Board, for a minimum of a two year term.
Ideally you will be an experienced board member with a strategic grasp of Third Sector issues, who is willing and able to support young people in achieving the aims of People & Planet. Board meetings are held four times per year in Oxford, London or in the North, varying locations to improve accessibility for trustees, having the ability to travel to these is necessary.
We particularly encourage applications from people of colour as these groups are under represented throughout the environmental campaigning sector.
How to Apply
Please send a copy of your CV and an expression of interest letter detailing how you meet the person specification and skills and experience (no more than one page) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 8th November
Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a skype interview in November.
Erasmus + Internship
Over the past few years People & Planet has welcomed several interns funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Get in touch if you have secured Erasmus+ funding and would like to volunteer with our organisation.
Fabian Hague from Germany shared his experiences as an Erasmus+ intern with People & Planet
In the three and a half months at People & Planet I was involved in versatile collaborations with different campaigns and projects. I learned a lot about the ways in which they run their inspiring campaigns, which aim to end fossil fuel extraction, improve working conditions in the electronics supply chain and tackle racism in the media.
For me as an event manager, my highlight was helping with organising and attending Power Shift, People & Planet’s annual 5-day activist training. From the beginning I was integrated into a passionate team that worked collaboratively on event planning and that was open to new, creative methods. The event happened at a beautiful camping spot, had interesting workshops and we played lots of games by the campfire. I met a lot of inspiring young people from all over the UK who shared the same ideals and wanted to build a better world.
Throughout my internship, I was able to contribute my ideas and had a feeling of acceptance and respect regarding my opinions. I was always asked for feedback and felt supported when I was stuck with work or when all I needed was some advice on weekend activities. I was also invited to their annual team meeting on a farm in Wales.
The everyday life in Oxford offered a wide range of activities. I had the opportunity to discover the city by bike and make tours through Port Meadow, explore the universities and visit cafes for high tea. The bus and train connections were very good as well. London could be reached by train within an hour.
I strongly recommend an internship at People & Planet for people who are looking for a new experience, want to learn and see things from a different perspective and work in a great team. At People & Planet I was able to complete the goals I have set for myself. I improved my English and gained new skills that will help me in my future career. I had a great team, good talks and interesting tasks that I will always keep in memory.