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Learning disability dance charity seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Learning disability dance charity seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
16 December 2022
Time Commitment
10 hours a month

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities. We deliver regular dance classes, training, and workshops for people with learning disabilities each year and celebrate their work through live and digital public engagement events, benefitting 1,200 participants every year. We are immensely proud that our small operation based in Bromley achieves so much for our community in London, the South East, and beyond, leveraging over 35 years of experience and expertise to enable people with learning disabilities to reach their full personal, social, and artistic potential through dance.

Magpie Dance is now seeking an individual with legal expertise to join the Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation, working to ensure that Magpie Dance is well equipped to enhance the lives of the communities we serve. Our Trustees also act as ambassadors for Magpie Dance, actively promoting our work and leveraging opportunities to advance its mission.

Given the organisation’s current priorities and needs, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified lawyer (essential)
  • Have expertise in charity law, corporate governance, risk management, and/or safeguarding (desirable)
  • Understand how to navigate legal issues within the context of a small charity or cultural organisation (desirable)

Representation of our community is central to our way of working, including at the board level. This means that we particularly welcome applications from candidates who[an1] :

  • Have lived experience of disability, neurodiversity, or sensory impairment
  • Live, work, or study in Bromley, or have some other connection to the local area
  • Identify as being from the global majority (this includes people of Black African, Black African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany, Irish Traveller, or mixed/multiple heritage)
  • Identify as male or gender non-binary, as they are currently underrepresented on the board

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