These are voluntary roles, but will give the successful applicant significant responsibility and the chance to develop useful and marketable skills in an organisation with a strong vision of where it wishes to go. The NBO operates on Buddhist ethical principles and exists to facilitate greater cohesion, understanding and joint activities within the diverse Buddhist community. Our approach of ‘Supporting Right Action’ emphasises our commitment to activity which is ‘tradition neutral’ and based on Buddhist ethics. This is an ideal time to join the NBO as it develops a higher profile in the UK. All of the roles require good team-working skills, the need to travel to meetings (expenses are paid), and NBO Officers will come into contact with and learn from, Buddhists from all backgrounds and traditions.
NBO Fund Raiser
The NBO Fund Raiser will have the responsibility for investigating, planning and coordinating our fund raising activities. This is a new area of work which arises from our commitment to run campaigns and projects for the benefit of both the broad Buddhist community in the UK and for social cohesion and general benefit. Ideally candidates will have previous experience of fund-raising, including making grant proposals and using events to raise funds.
NBO Publicity Officer
The NBO Publicity Officer has the responsibility for editing and producing leaflets, brochures, newsletters, event publicity, and Buddhist or Dharma publications. These may be distributed both electronically via the internet, websites and email, and as paper documents. The Publicity Officer will work closely with other NBO Officers in advising, designing and creating various publications required for campaigns, events and general publicity.
There may also be scope to produce video and sound recordings for dissemination on the NBO websites and such channels as Youtube.
The Publicity Officer will create and maintain an NBO Style in discussion with the Executive Committee.
The Publicity Officer will ideally be familiar with word and text processing, document production and design systems, web and internet technology, Acrobat pdf creation and similar products or be willing to learn about these.
Media and Public Relations Officer (Press Officer)
The NBO Media and Public Relations Officer will be responsible for monitoring media reports on the NBO and UK Buddhism more generally and for coordinating the release of NBO material to news and media channels. The Officer will develop a good understanding of various media channels including national and local news, TV, radio and the internet and be able to advise on their use. They will also cultivate appropriate contacts in the various media.
Ideally, the NBO Press Officer will already have a background in a similar role, or be willing to learn. The Press Officer will ideally be familiar with word and text processing, document production and design systems, web and internet technology, Acrobat pdf creation and similar products or be willing to learn about these.
If you wish to find out more, or apply for any role, please email: chair [at] nbo [dot] org [dot] uk, secretary [at] nbo [dot] org [dot] uk or treasurer [at] nbo [dot] org [dot] uk.