Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.