Board members sought

Compass is looking to establish a new appointed Board to oversee the governance and development of the organisation.

We are looking to appoint a number of highly experienced, talented and energetic individuals who are committed to our politics, values and change vision to join the new governing Board from March 2019. More than anything we want people willing and able to help Compass reach its potential and have a more decisive impact in building a new politics.

Meetings will take place approximately every two months in London and the expectation is that you will work with other Board members, staff and Compass activists on agreed projects and initiatives. The Board will be directors of the company with full legal responsibility for managing its affairs.

Compass is looking to build its influence and role in the next two years, developing its membership base and expanding into new complementary areas such as more dedicated campaigning, social media, digital and publishing competences.

The Chair of the existing Management Committee will continue in post for a year to provide continuity. We will look to appoint a replacement during the course of the year from the existing Board or externally. They will then shadow the existing Chair. The existing Treasurer will continue in post. The Chair will be supported by a Deputy Chair to be appointed from within and by the new Board.

These are high-profile roles and the contributions you make will be visible both internally and externally. You will be working with a very experienced and high-calibre team to provide oversight of both the strategic aspirations and the operational issues that require the Board’s involvement. You will also be able to provide expertise in your area of specialisation and be expected to be an ambassador for the organisation and its core principles. Appointments are normally for a three-year term, renewable once. The posts are unpaid. Travel costs will be met.

You must have specific experience in at least one of the following areas which would become your key area of responsibility within Compass.

  1. Membership, in particular individual and local group and engagement
  2. Fundraising
  3. Technology
  4. Power and privilege
  5. Communications and media.

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your commitment to Compass’ values and approach to politics.

The deadline for application is 5pm on 14th January, 2019. Please send a CV and a covering letter of not more than 500 words detailing your interest in Compass and your particular experience and interest in one of the five areas to

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in early February 2019 in London.

If you would like a confidential conversation about the Board, please contact Shuvo Loha on +44 (0)203 4340 680.