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Minute Taker/Secretary/Admin | Assemblies Escalation

Group:Assemblies Escalation
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:2
Meeting Time:Tues 09:30-11:00 on Zoom
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:Weekly. Fortnightly if the role is shared
Other admin tasks can be done as and when
Essential Skills:Note or minute-taking
Desired Skills:Manage an email inbox
Accessibility considerations:Access to a computer required. You would need to be able to use a computer/keyboard and participate in 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

The key role of the Minute Taker / Secretary is to ensure that contributions to meetings, decisions and action points, are accurately recorded.

For more information on the Assemblies Escalation Campaign group, the Minute Taker / Secretary role and XR’s Decision-making processes, please select the links below:
Assemblies Escalation
Secretary mandate NB click on the plus sign next to Secretary.
Decision Making Processes explainer on the Rebel Toolkit

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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