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Budget Holder | Assemblies Escalation

Group:Assemblies Escalation
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:1
Meeting Time:Tues 09:30-11:00 on Zoom however as Budget Holder you would only need to attend as and when needed.
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:Flexible
Essential Skills:The role involves frequent use of spreadsheets.
It is strongly recommended that Buget Holders have access to a large screen as trying to use a phone screen for the spreadsheets is very restrictive.
Desired Skills:No special knowledge of spreadsheets is required, just the basics are needed and training can be provided if required.
Budget Holders should feel comfortable handling numbers.
Accessibility considerations:Access to a computer and smart phone required. You would need to be able to use a computer/keyboard and participate in the occasional Zoom meetings. Closed captions can be used during meetings.

The Assemblies Escalation group is a growing and well-functioning happy team of people who are passionate about promoting assemblies to show how things can be done differently in politics!

Within Extinction Rebellion’s Self-organising System, Assemblies Escalation is a campaign group

Group Scope:

  • To support Extinction Rebellion Local Groups with planning, organising, publicising, setting up and running Community Assemblies alongside their local allies.
  • To help Local Groups and alliances obtain, record and share required responses to Assembly recommendations from their councils, MPs, or others with relevant responsibilities.
  • To advise and support local escalations until engagement is achieved.
  • To help everyone involved in Extinction Rebellion to understand that Community Assemblies are a deliberative democracy pathway to our Third Demand - a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice.

There are three different types of assemblies - to understand the difference between Citizens’, Community and People’s assemblies, please read this explainer on the Rebel Toolkit

Budget Holder | Main tasks:

  • Creating a new movement (regular monthly expenditure) budget every 6 months, with help from the Assemblies Escalation coordinators.
  • Creating very occasional budgets for new projects.
  • Allocating and approving expenses such as VLE or CCFB where required.
  • Tracking monthly expenses.
  • Reporting back to the IBG about what money was spent and what the money achieved, to help with reports back to our funders.
  • Having an overview of the finances for Assemblies Escalation and keeping the team informed of spending and what money is available.
  • Attend XRUK's budget holder training and communicate with XRUK Finance and the IBG to stay informed with developments and changes.

For more information on the Assemblies Escalation Campaign group and the Budget Holder role, please select the links below:
Assemblies Escalation
Budget Holder mandate NB click on the plus sign next to Budget Holder.

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

Assemblies Escalation

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

We support Local XR Groups in holding Community Assemblies and achieving their inclusion in local decision-making. In doing this, to: - Have built enduring local alliances for climate and ecological justice. - Have built agency, purpose and trust within local communities through Community Assembly engagement. - Have demonstrated to local communities that this deliberative democratic process works and can be carried through nationally and completely in the Citizens’ Assembly for Climate and Ecological Justice.

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