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International Board Coordinator

Amnesty International


As an International Board Coordinator, you will provide high-level advice, guidance, and support to the International Board and coordinate effective communication to and from the board.

You will coordinate and manage the work of the Board as mandated by the Amnesty statute and advise the Governance program to ensure that established principles of good governance are adhered to.


We are looking for a Coordinator who has a high level of professional discretion, political awareness, and diplomacy around governance and executive management. The candidate will have demonstrated initiative, proactive problem solving, and information sharing to ensure principles of good governance are adhered to.

The successful candidate will have sufficient experience managing budgets and working with financial transactions in multiple currencies. This involves reporting accurate detail on budgets to the senior leaders of the organisation.


  • To support the Chair with the papers and future strategic discussion items including liaising with those members of staff preparing papers for forthcoming meetings. Ensure that all Board and relevant sub-committee papers address the issues arising and are of appropriate quality; ensuring meeting procedures are followed and provide appropriate strategic level of Board reports, ensuring that accurate records of Board decisions are kept and disseminated as required.
  • Advising the Board, the Coalition Leadership Team, Amnesty International Secretariat teams and other Amnesty International governing bodies directly on matters relating to the board’s work plans and those of several of the Board’s sub-committees. This will include approval schedules in the organisational cycle, maintenance of the register of interest, power of attorneys.
  • Coordinating with the Board members’ workload and travel related to the Board/relevant sub-committees/Secretariat General/Coalition Leadership Team/global governance calendar to ensure that all members can manage and fulfil their responsibilities. Leading the maintenance of effective and efficient filing and archiving systems, and any other ad hoc processes to ensure that high levels of confidentiality are kept and maintained.
  • Monitoring Potential reputational, financial and legal risks associated with Board practices and behaviour and advice course of action on any issue arising.


  • The ability to work closely with, advise and brief senior management and to work to tight timelines.
  • Training and formal education around legal matters affecting Trustee Boards either at university level or from specialist training providers.
  • Extensive knowledge concerning legal and fiduciary requirements for Trustee Boards in the UK.
  • Highly proficient administration skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and AI systems. High level of logistical and event organising skills.
  • High levels of financial awareness and experience of managing budgets and working with financial transactions in multiple currencies.

Please see attached job description on our website for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.


At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

  • 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days)
  • Hybrid working environment – The standard working week at Amnesty International is 35 hours
  • Pension Contribution Scheme – with an employer contribution of 8% of your gross annual salary, in addition Amnesty International will match individual contributions of up to 3%. Making a total employer contribution of 11%
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual salary review
  • Opportunity to join our cycle-to-work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loans for travel to work
  • Contribution towards the cost of eye tests and glasses
  • Access to Linkedin Learning
  • Employee Assistance Programme


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

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N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy BEFORE the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities, therefore we recommend you apply now if you are interested.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we’re committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.

We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.

To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please get in touch with the team by [email protected]

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Deadline: 7-Mar-24

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