Join Adblock Bristol’s Advisory Board

Trustee Vacancy

Adblock Bristol is recruiting for a new trustee to its Advisory Board.

We are looking for a Bristol-based trustee with particular experience in news media and journalism to help the Adblock Bristol project grow and expand. We are particularly seeking applications from women and non-binary applicants.

What does the role involve?

Trustees are asked to attend a face-to-face meeting three times per year. These will be held in Bristol and will include some food to begin with followed by a meeting. The meetings will typically last around 90 minutes.

We are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 18 months.

If you’re interested in the role, please send a short introductory email to hello@adblockbristol.org.uk and we will explain the role in more detail.

Please include:

  • Your name and where you’re based
  • Your interests and professional experience (100 words is enough)

Closing date: 20th November 2019

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an informal meeting with Adblock Bristol core organisers.

Organisational overview

Adblock Bristol is working towards a city that celebrates its creativity and independence, where communities have a say in what they see in the city’s streets and other public spaces. Adblock Bristol is opposed to billboards and other corporate outdoor advertising, preferring a visual environment which reflects the unique identity of our city, the values of local communities and the local economy.

Background

Adblock Bristol formed in April 2017 out of a desire to create a city free from the pressures of corporate outdoor advertising.  From 2019 onwards, Adblock Bristol began supporting Adblock groups in other UK cities such as Cardiff, Birmingham and potentially Leeds and Brighton too.

We have connections to similar networks in France and we are member group of The Subvertisers International.

Our activities:

  1. We support residents in opposing planning applications for new advertising sites.  See our latest news for updates.
  2. Hold conversations across the city about the harmful impacts of corporate advertising and positive alternatives for those spaces. See our resources and events pages.
  3. Champion positive alternatives to corporate outdoor advertising such as the Burg Arts community arts project and re-wilded green spaces. 
  4. Engage in a constructive dialogue with Bristol City Council about the advertising sites it controls and future planning policy.

Who we are

Adblock Bristol is a diverse coalition including Bristol residents, planning groups, artists, councillors and community groups, from areas across Bristol including Easton, Eastville, Ashley, St Paul’s, Bedminster and Southville.We hold regular meetings which anyone is welcome to join, and supporters can also join our mailing list to stay up to date with our latest news and ways to get involved.

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