Want to join us in making hate unprofitable?

Are you interested in becoming a voluntary Stop Funding Hate Board member? Or do you know someone who might be?

We’re looking for new Board members to join Stop Funding Hate. If you want to help empower people from across society to come together and take action then we’d love to hear from you. We work to end racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, anti-Traveller hate, Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination in the UK media.

We especially welcome applications from people affected by this kind of identity-based discrimination within the media and wider society, who can bring insights to this role grounded in lived experience.

About the Board 

Our board is predominantly made up of volunteers who give their time to help ensure that the campaign runs legally, effectively and with financial best practice. This might include helping with or giving advice on things like:

  • Recruitment and HR
  • Financial processes, accounting and reporting
  • Company policies, procedures and ways of working
  • Engaging with communities
  • Fundraising

Each director brings their own strengths and experiences to the board. You don’t need to be an expert in everything and different perspectives are welcomed. 

Board members must be:

  • Committed to Stop Funding Hate’s principles of human rights
  • Committed to challenging all forms of hate and discrimination 
  • Willing to be legally responsible for a high-profile campaign
  • Available to commit to quarterly Board meetings, regular email contact and occasional extra meetings – in person or by phone – when necessary

Available roles

Stop Funding Hate is working to build a new, more robust and inclusive governance structure which will more fully support our core values as a community-driven campaign, committed to campaigning effectiveness, and to challenging all forms of hate.

We are looking for new Board members to help support this process, while ensuring the effective management of the organisation. We are open to applications from anyone interested in joining the board but are particularly looking for:

    • An accountant or finance professional, with not-for-profit experience
      Supporting with the creation of quarterly and annual accounts and further developing our financial processes
    • Secretary to the board
      Someone with experience of (or willing to train) arranging meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the smooth running of the board
    • Chair of the board
      Advocacy for the organisation, support for the staff team and chair for meetings

We especially welcome applications from Black, Asian, ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA+ and disabled candidates and people from religious groups affected by media hate. 

About Stop Funding Hate

Stop Funding Hate is a people-powered, community-driven human rights campaign, working to challenge media hate by engaging with advertisers. Since we launched in 2016, we’ve seen significant changes in the UK press. But amid a renewed upsurge in anti-migrant and anti-trans narratives within the UK media, we know that there’s still a long way to go. .

We’re now working to build longer-term systemic change to make hate unprofitable through:

  • Online campaigning, mobilising consumer power to continue challenging toxic media by engaging with advertisers
  • Building a strong and vibrant wider ethical advertising movement through knowledge sharing, capacity building and amplifying voices
  • Direct engagement with advertising industry allies, charities and community partners to establish ethical advertising as a mainstream business ethics issue

You can find out more about our work here

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying, please email info@stopfundinghate.info and tell us a bit about you (in 500-800 words), what you think you could bring to the board and why you’d like to join. Please also include a copy of your CV, with details of two referees who you’d be happy for us to contact. 

Closing date: 8th May 2023

We’ll get in touch by 22nd May and if your application is taken forward, we’ll arrange to meet for a chat in person or over video call so we can get to know more about you, and so you can ask questions and find out more about us. 

We may ask to have a few meetings to make sure everyone has a chance to meet. If you are successful, you’ll be asked to sign our Statement of Principles, which outlines our mission and values.