bckr | Our Core Offering
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Our Core Offering

For all our members

BCKR works with lawyers to help them navigate, in a time efficient manner, the relatively unknown world of identifying and securing non-executive roles. Through regular live webinars, we highlight the obstacles often faced by lawyers when presenting themselves outside of the context of their legal role and show how they can be overcome by offering a greater understanding of three things:

  • What exactly they can do – our website and weekly email alerts provide notice of pre-screened positions in the charity, not-for-profit and government sectors which should be compatible alongside full time legal roles. An example of one of our most recent roles posted to our website can be found at the end of the page. Amongst the inspiring speaker events that BCKR offers, NEDs from different sectors, often former lawyers, discuss the real roles they hold and how they came to get them.
  • How to go about it – some BCKR events offer informed guidance on the application and appointment process and how to come across as more than a lawyer when required. They cover for instance, CV style, who they will be up against, what skills they will need to demonstrate and importantly, how to network for themselves rather than for their firm or employer.
  • Who they need to meet – BCKR will give its members the knowhow and confidence to build a portfolio network. As well as specific advice on how to build up new networks, BCKR offers members regular opportunities to meet practicing and retired lawyers who have found NED roles, headhunters who specialise in trustee and board appointments and sympathetic chairmen, senior NEDs and trustees.

We email our members a weekly list of publicly advertised roles for non-executive directors and trustees, most of which are compatible with a full-time role. An example of a recent posting can found below.

Our core offering is available for individual lawyers or through corporate membership, for all partners at a firm or senior lawyers in an organisation.



CHOICE (charity for the disabled) seeks new Trustee with a legal background

Closing Date
30 October 2020
Hackney, London
Time Commitment
Bi-monthly board meetings + sub-group meetings
Trustee with a legal backgroundCHOICE was founded 27 years ago. Our services currently include advocacy, hate crime and abuse work, a training department, befriending .. and we are developing all the time. Our trustees come from a variety of backgrounds; many of us live with disability. We work together to support Caroline, our inspirational Director, and manage CHOICE within our charitable aims. We are based in Hoxton and meet roughly every two months, currently by Zoom. As a trustee you will not be expected to get involved with cases but will bring your legal background to overseeing the general work and development of the charity. Join us for a rich, enjoyable experience.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic person with a legal background who likes working as part of a team. Experience in the voluntary sector is not essential but would be useful. We welcome trustees with disabilities but our Board includes non disabled people with experience or interest in promoting disability rights. Good trustees tend to be open minded people who are prepared to multitask and opportunities to get involved in developing CHOICE will present themselves. Currently we are considering our organisational management, marketing and expanding our training brief. Income generation is always top of the agenda!


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