Job description- Regional Board Member

What's required for the job of Regional Member of CAN's Board


The Regional Board Members occupy a crucial role within CAN. These members are directly appointed by the local Group in the five largest cities, rotating in turn. They are full members of the Board and help to make sure CAN has the interests of members throughout the country at heart.


  • Act as a conduit between your region and the rest of the Cycling Action Network
  • Work with the other Board members to discuss and agree on CAN's long-term policies and priorities
  • Oversee and guide the work of the Executive


  • Attend 4 quarterly 1/2 day-1 day CAN Board meetings, including the CAN-Do and AGM, in one of the five main cities
  • Commit to a one- or two-year cycle as Board Member to retain knowledge and build on the CAN Vision
  • Provide overall direction and management for CAN
  • Ensure 1,3,5 year strategic and business plans are in place and monitored e.g set KPIs
  • Ensure realistic goals are set for CAN and that these goals are met
  • Ensure CAN complies with company law and other relevant legislation
  • With the Treasurer, monitor CAN’s financial performance and make sure the Network remains profitable; Manage financial, legal and other risks to CAN
  • Be familiar with CAN’s policies and procedures and ensure they are followed
  • Consult with management staff on issues
  • Provide leadership and motivation for employees, volunteers and members
  • Represent the organisation at conferences and official occasions

Desired qualities and experience

  • Ability to think strategically i.e. able to see the ‘big picture’ and to drive CAN towards the achievement of our Mission
  • Understanding of your own local cycling landscape. Ideally has experience on local CAN group or similar bike group
  • Not for Profit experience
  • A commercial perspective
  • Abilities and connections that will be helpful to the CAN Board
  • An understanding of good governance and leadership
  • Ideally, knowledge + experience in one or all of the following: fundraising, lobbying, marketing, communication, relationship management


  • CAN membership
  • Member groups of the Network
  • Funders

Support/working relationships

  • Chair of Board
  • Other Board members

Time commitment

  • Varies during the year, but might average 3-6 hours per week


  • Working with a great bunch of people in an area of social change
  • Gaining varied and challenging experience of working with a dynamic non-profit organisation
  • Exercising your particular skills to good ends
  • Normal expenses, a per diem when travelling, and a consideration for annual communications and other costs is payable