Bristol Energy Network Director

Bristol Energy Network
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Monthly board meetings (usually 2 hours on a Wednesday evening), plus some work in between board meetings.
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About Bristol Energy Network

Bristol Energy Network (BEN) (see is an umbrella organisation for all community energy groups in Bristol and the surrounding area. Founded in 2010 by a group of energy professionals and activists, the network was designed to share ideas, information and resources and facilitate closer cooperation and collaboration in projects and events between community groups working on sustainable energy issues. The network is a Community Interest Company with over 30 member organisations which we work with to develop and consolidate and expand upon previous activity.

The Bristol Energy Network AGM is going to be on Wednesday 4th of November, and this is the time of year when members vote for new directors.  Four of our current directors will be standing down, and three of these will stand for re-election alongside new applicants.  There are a total of 5 vacancies. We’re keen to bring new skills and perspectives to the board. Could this be you?

We can offer you…

  • The chance to be part of a community interest company at an exciting time in its development, and to have an impact in the city. 
  • The opportunity to be part of our small, dedicated, friendly team. 
  • The opportunity to make a difference to how Bristol and the wider region moves towards a lower carbon, socially justice energy system. 
  • Experience of being on a Board of Directors, with training and development opportunities.

BEN welcomes all nominations to become a Director. We are also keen to ensure the network is representative of the community it serves, and especially those most affected by energy issues such as fuel poverty. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from BME communities, older people, disabled people and low-income communities.  

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 23:00
How to Apply: 


If you are interested in joining the BEN board, get in touch with us at by Tuesday 14th October. New directors will be elected at the AGM on Wednesday 4th November (6pm-8pm) and you will have a chance to speak for 2 minutes to present yourself before the election. To find out more about the BEN director role, please read our call for directors which you can download here.

Contact Person: 
Emilia Melville
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