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The British Acupuncture Council seeks lay director – legal expertise welcomed

The BAcC is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. We are a member-led organisation with just over 2,500 traditional acupuncturist members, governed by a Governing Board. The specialist staff team deliver membership services and support members to maintain professional standards. We provide our members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice and we also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as a whole. The BAcC was one of the first organisations to become a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited Register. The Accredited Register scheme is designed to recognise that an accredited...

Large Surgical Charity seeks new Trustee with legal experience

The Board of Trustees of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland is seeking a new non medical Trustee with legal experience to complement the existing Board of Trustees. What will you be doing? The current Trustee Board is mainly made up of clinicians and has a small number of lay trustees who provide wider expertise. We are all keen to recruit a person with a legal background to advise the Board on legal issues encountered by the ACPGBI. Current examples relate to issues of equality and diversity within the organisation as well as issues related to charity law. Charity trustees...

Ministry of Justice: Court of Protection General Visitor

You will visit our clients and those acting for them, and report to the Public Guardian or Court of Protection on the client’s needs, wishes and best interests and on how the deputy or attorney is managing their affairs. You will be asked to assess the client’s capacity to make certain decisions and be expected to consult with associated agencies such as Social Services, Residential or Nursing Care Home Managers, providing accurate and concise written reports within a designated time scale and in accordance with agreed targets and standards. You will be engaged on a self-employed basis and will be responsible...

Family theatre festival ‘Big Dreamers’ seeks new Trustee – employment law expertise welcomed

Big Dreamers is a theatre festival for families and young audiences in Worcester. We curate compelling stories that are accessible to audiences regardless of circumstance, providing high quality formative theatre experiences that build creative citizens. Conceived in 2018, to date we've engaged with over 2000 families across the region. We are now looking to form a board of trustees to support our future development. We are looking to recruit an inaugural trustee/NED board of up to 10 members, including a chair (or co-chairs). Members would be asked to commit to quarterly board meetings with the potential for optional subcommittees all conducted remotely....

Pain UK seeks new Trustee with law expertise

Pain UK, established in 2012 (and CIO from 2020), is an umbrella for charities working in painful conditions, to help improve the charities' efficiency and to ensure pain is seen as a condition its own right. What will you be doing? The Pain UK Board is seeking new trustees. In particular we would like trustees who would volunteer as honorary treasurer. (There is very little to do! It's a bit of bookkeeping.) We are also interested if you have experience in law, lobbying or PR, in SEO and analytics...

Organisation for commissioning arts for outside spaces seeks new Trustees

UP Projects curates and commissions public art with a mission to support artists to make new work that has social relevance, engages communities, encourages learning and enriches the public sphere. At its simplest, the role of the board is to have responsibility for the governance, Management and strategic direction of UP Projects, making sure that its activities are charitable and for the public benefit. The board of trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. UP Projects’ Trustees and Chair are appointed for a three-year term and are eligible for re- appointment for two additional three-year terms. This role requires...

Creative school and education charity ‘The Complete Works School’ seeks new Trustee – charity law expertise sought

We are an education charity and registered alternative provision with a 20-year track record, built on an ethos of creative and bespoke learning. We work with young people who are unable to attend mainstream school for a variety of reasons including mental health, complex educational needs, previous school exclusions, or medical conditions. Through a combination of group and 1:1 education, extra-curricular creative projects and holistic wellbeing support, we provide our students with a rounded and supportive educational experience, helping them to overcome their personal challenges and thrive in our school community. Since being founded in 1999, we have positively changed...

Bernie Grant Arts Centre seeks new Trustee with legal skills

Are you the new trustee we’re looking for? An exciting opportunity has arisen for at least 3 trustees to join the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, one of the UK’s only Black-led combined arts centres, at a pivotal time in our journey. About the Bernie Grant Arts Centre The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a state of the art, purpose built arts complex in the heart of Tottenham Green, North London.  We commission, co-commission and present groundbreaking new work by Black artists across all artforms, including theatre, performance, visual arts, music, dance, and literature. Our mission “The Bernie Grant Arts Centre develops and presents new and...

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary seeks new Trustees – legal expertise sought

We are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds to join The Mare and Foal Sanctuary as Trustees to help make a real difference to the lives of horses, ponies and people. At the Sanctuary we provide life long, life changing loving care and support to horses and ponies who have been abandoned, neglected and abused. Becoming a Trustee means you have one of the most important and inspiring roles within the charity. With the Chief Executive, you set the direction and priorities of The Mare and Foal Sanctuary and are ultimately responsible for ensuring it achieves its aims....

Age UK East London seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Age UK East London is a vibrant and independent charity providing vital support and care for vulnerable older people in East London. We have over 120 staff and 200 volunteers committed to providing professional care in over 30 projects in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham. We are committed to working with our partners including local housing associations, the CCGs, the NHS and in the respective Local Authorities as well as our other third party partners. We are looking for people who are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and isolated older people across East London. We are looking for people who are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and isolated...

The Gerald Coke Handel Foundation (provision of research facilities/public education) seeks new Trustee

The Gerald Coke Handel Foundation enables public education by providing research facilities, maintaining and developing the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, and administering the endowment which supports it.   What will you be doing? Formed in 1996, the trustees of the Gerald Coke Handel Foundation administer the endowment that accompanies the Gerald Coke Handel Collection and assist the Foundling Museum with the care of the Collection, which came to the Museum through the Government’s Allocation in Lieu scheme. The Board is comprised of eight members, including two trustees nominated by the Handel Institute, and one trustee nominated by the Foundling Museum; five independent...

Richmond Borough MIND seeks new Trustee – legal expertise sought

Could you be one of the two Trustees we are seeking for our Board? We’d like to hear from people who are passionate about emotional wellbeing or have lived experience of mental health issues, either themselves or as a carer. We’re keen to hear from enthusiastic individuals who have links to diverse communities across Richmond Borough as well as anyone who has worked in the voluntary sector and knows how to enhance Influence, Participation and Impact. Time Commitment: There are 12 meetings a year plus 2 additional planning sessions. The time commitment includes attendance at Full Board meetings, Board Committee / Task Group...

The Finchley Charities seeks new Trustees

THE FINCHLEY CHARITIES is both an Almshouse charity and a registered provider, and has been serving people in the London Borough of Barnet since 1488. With roots in the area as deep as ours, you won’t be surprised to hear that we care very deeply about the local area and the people in our community. Through our 172 purpose-built homes providing high quality housing for older people, and our grants programme and allotments, we feel that we have the resources and drive to make a real difference to the community we serve. Despite our deep roots and long history, we consider...

Eureka The National Childrens Museum in the North West seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Eureka! is well known and well-loved family and children’s visitor attraction in the north of England. In 2022, we celebrate our 30th birthday and are facing a pivotal moment in the history of our organisation. Eureka! is well known and well loved family and children’s visitor attraction in the north of England. In 2022, we celebrate our 30th birthday and are facing a pivotal moment in the history of our organisation (doesn’t that happen to everyone at 30?). Next autumn, we’re opening a brand new Eureka! visitor attraction in Wirral. Eureka! Science + Discovery will be a high profile addition to the...

Youth homelessness charity ‘Settle’ seeks new Trustee – legal experience welcomed

We are on the hunt for new Trustees to help us break the cycle of youth homelessness. We need ambitious, compassionate people who are committed to Settle’s mission to join our Board and drive the organisation forward. Settle is an award-winning charity that supports young people moving into their first home. Our mission is to break the cycle of youth homelessness by equipping young people with the life skills and confidence they need to thrive. We are a fast growing organisation and 2021 has been a big year for us. We have grown our reach by 70% to provide in-depth support to...

Unicorn AIM VCT Plc seeks new Non-Executive Director (£25k pa) – would suit lawyer

Launched in 2001, Unicorn AIM VCT plc is the largest AIM-focussed VCT and has a current net asset value of £379m (as of August 2021). It was launched to allow investors the opportunity to benefit from generous tax reliefs while investing in growth companies listed mainly on the AIM market. The Company's objective is to provide shareholders with an attractive return from a diversified portfolio of investments, predominantly in the shares of AIM-quoted companies, by maintaining a steady stream of dividend distributions to shareholders from the income and capital gains generated by the portfolio. The investment manager is Unicorn Asset Management,...

Almshouse ‘The Charterhouse’ on the edge of the City seeks new Governor – legal skills welcome

The Charterhouse is an almshouse providing accommodation for 60 residents (called Brothers) in a collegiate setting in a former Carthusian monastery and Tudor mansion on the edge of the City of London and within the Borough of Islington close to Crossrail Farringdon. In recent years we have embarked upon a new phase in our journey, opening our doors to a wider public and hosting an extended range of tours, events and venue hires - celebrating the Charterhouse through the experiences of our visitors and guests. We now seek a number of Governors to join us to as we address new opportunities...

Family Psychology Mutual seeks new Non-Executive Director – legal expertise welcomed

Family Psychology Mutual work with families and young people who are on the edge of care or custody and therefore may be highly vulnerable and at risk. Our staff share our commitment to promote and safeguard young people and their families using strength focused, evidence based practice. If you are interested in joining our team please read our information for applicants and take a look at our vacancies below. We are an ambitious and dynamic company with plans for growth and increased diversity of our business interests. We have expanded quickly and believe that there is significant market potential for our...

Royal Agricultural University seeks new Independent Governors – legal knowledge sought

Want to get involved in supporting the next generation of leaders in the fields of agriculture, the environment or rural business? We are looking for governors to join us and make a contribution to the next stage of our strategic development. The Royal Agricultural University has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for over 175 years. The RAU has some 1,200 students studying a range of subjects, including agriculture, animal science, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, real estate and rural land management. Set on the edge of Cirencester in the...

Deaf Action seeks new Trustee with a legal background

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity providing services across Scotland and South England. We exist to support the diversity of deaf people, including deaf users of British Sign Language (BSL), and those who are deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity. We provide a range of services and projects aimed at reducing inequalities and removing barriers for deaf people. From dealing with isolation with our befriending and social clubs, to practical support such as specialist equipment and...

UK Export Finance seeks new Non-Executive Director (Governance & Audit experience welcomed)

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department. The main role of this Non-Executive Director is to bring an external, independent, perspective to UKEF’s operations based on private sector experience and expertise in key areas, including: Trade and export finance; Experience of working with SMEs; and Supporting the delivery of departmental strategic priorities; In addition to membership of the main Board of UK Export Finance, the candidate will also be expected to be a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.  The Audit Committee advises on financial reporting (including the production...

The British Association for Early Childhood Education seeks new Trustee – employment law expertise welcomed

A number of places on the Board are coming up for election at the AGM on 13 November 2021. There are vacancies for trustees from the following areas: • Midlands and East of England (1 vacancy) • North West England (1 vacancy) • North East England (1 vacancy) • South East England (2 vacancies) • Scotland (1 vacancy) There are no vacancies for Northern Ireland, Wales or South West England this year. Would you consider becoming a trustee, or can you think of someone you would wish to nominate? We are looking for trustees who show: • a commitment to the ethos, purpose and role of Early Education • the...

Brighton People’s Theatre seeks new Trustee – legal skills needed

Our vision is for a society where everyone who wants to can make and enjoy theatre. We believe the power of the arts can transform lives, build communities and improve wellbeing. We want to diversify the voices making theatre, and the audiences consuming it, we prioritise our resources on working in areas of high socio-economic deprivation in the City. Co-creation is at the centre of our work, we respond to the communities we work with and aim to build a company that is inclusive. This is an extraordinary time to be an arts organisation, as we navigate the changing conditions of operating...

Farm / Smallholding charity for children ‘Change of Scene’ seeks new Trustee with property/land law expertise

We really need your skills in capital fundraising campaigns, planning, property or land law or farming on our Board of Trustees. Can you help us launch a capital fundraising campaign, find and move to a new farm, then grow and develop our service   What will you be doing? We would like new skilled, energetic Board members to help us achieve our ambitious goal. It's a tough call but we are worth it! We have a small Board of Trustees and are looking to build our team to support us to launch and deliver a successful capital fundraising campaign. We have recently lost a...

Ministry of Justice: HM Prison and Probation Service seeks new MAPPA Lay Advisers (Leicestershire/Rutland)

Vacancy Description Attendance at each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in LLR. Attend a level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enabling the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA. Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report. Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects. Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy. Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics. Attend...

Grayshott Concerts seeks new Trustee with legal knowledge

Join our Board of Trustees and help us deliver our world-class classical music concerts and the various community outreach and education activities. What will you be doing? Due to imminent retirements, and following a strategic review, Grayshott Concerts is looking for new Trustees. We would like to talk to interested candidates who can bring to bear one or more of the following skills and experience: 1. financial reporting and accounting 2. legal requirements for charities 3. fundraising experience 4. community outreach and/or music education. The Board has oversight over an excellent management team, consisting of a highly engaged group of volunteers, a freelance professional accountant, a PR agency, professional web and IT,...

Charity to improve disadvantaged lives in London ‘Munroe Health’ seeks new Trustee

Founded in 2002 and obtaining charitable status in 2007, Munro Health exists to improve the quality of lives of disadvantaged people living and working in London. Our area of remit is Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and surrounding Boroughs. Working in partnership with other organisations, Munro Health offers a range of complementary therapies including: acupuncture, massage, reflexology or shiatsu to people who may be disadvantaged or isolated from the communities in which they live. Post COVID we now have the opportunity to open up our services again and clients are so in need of our support.  We are a small Board of Trustees...

Wandsworth Community Transport seeks new Trustee – legal expertise sought

The Management Committee (MC) of Wandsworth Community Transport (WCT) are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity and for overseeing and supporting its implementation.  The role of the WCT MC includes the following: Giving clear direction, leadership, guidance, and advice to the WCT staff. Safeguarding the good name and values of WCT and acting as an ambassador for the charity. Providing vision, inspiration, and support to the WCT staff. Ensuring effective and efficient administration of the charity. Ensuring the financial stability of WCT. Appointing staff as needed and monitoring their performance. Using specific skills, knowledge, or experience to...

The Export Guarantees Advisory Council seeks new Committee Member – applications welcomed from the legal profession

The Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC) is an Expert Committee which advises the Secretary of State on UKEF’s operations. The Council normally provides advice to the Secretary of State through UK Export Finance officials, usually at meetings attended by UK Export Finance’s Chief Executive. The Council addresses its views directly to the Ministers on any subject where it deems it appropriate to do so. It meets with the Minister once a year, or more if necessary. The role In practice, the Council primarily concerns itself with providing advice on the ethical policies applied by UKEF in the conduct of its business related to...

Age UK in Plymouth seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Age UK Plymouth operates in a challenging environment. As with all charities working in adult social care, budgets have been tightened and we need to ensure that we continue to deliver high quality services in difficult times. It is an exciting time for the charity as we look to open a short-term care centre on the top two floors of our William and Patricia Venton Centre. As a Trustee you will work in partnership with your fellow Trustees and the Chief Executive Officer to agree the long-term vision and strategic objectives of the charity which will include how best to enhance...

The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Trust seeks new Trustee with legal skills

The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is one of West Cumbria’s much-loved historic buildings and premier theatre and community cultural hub.  What will you be doing? The Carnegie Theatre Trust manages three key spaces: the 306-seat auditorium, a café and bar and our arts and learning centre from which we currently run a flourishing range of participatory events. Despite the challenges created by COVID-19 our ambition is to grow and develop our arts and cultural offer beyond the popular theatre programme, developing exciting partnerships which help us further flourish by expanding our audiences, developing arts creation spaces, and evolving our learning centre. Involving local...

Empathy Museum seeks new Chair and Trustee with legal expertise

Empathy Museum makes high quality participatory artworks that foster a sense of empathy through the use of storytelling and conversation, with an ambition to heal division and promote understanding. We think this is especially important in the current polarised climate, with divisive populism and racism on the rise, alongside an increase in isolation and loneliness. The artworks we make are modelled on different aspects of the high street(shoe shop, book shop, estate agents).They happen in public places, arefree to access, tour nationally and internationally and are created in collaboration with participants, artists and cultural partners. We have a strong online presence through...

Care home charity for those with neurological conditions seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

The Mortimer Society is seeking Trustees from a wide range of backgrounds with compassion and commitment to provide excellence in care for the residents within the two residential homes. We are particularly interested in people with expertise in legal matters or marketing/fundraising or a background in medicine, nursing and healthcare. The Mortimer Society The Mortimer Society is a charity which aims to provide quality and safe care for those with a physical and/or a learning disability and in particular those people living with Huntington's Disease and other neurological conditions. This care is provided in two residential care homes – Frindsbury House in Rochester...

The Humane Research Trust seeks new Trustee with law expertise

We support medical research for the benefit of people but without the use of animals or animal products. We support blue sky or orphan research, We support developing non - animal methodologies and scientists at the start of their careers.   What will you be doing? Attend quarterly Trust Board meetings. Work on skill specific projects in between. Help to develop future strategy and be involved in the general management of the Trust. Provide input on the choice of new medical research projects as lay person.   What we are looking for Due to recent retirements we are looking for a number of Trustees with professional...

HealthWatch Lincolnshire seeks new Trustee with legal experience

As a Volunteer Trustee you will be making sure the Charity is governed well and delivers it's aims. We are looking for individuals with a range of skills and experience, including: Finance, Social Care, Bid writing, Contracting & Negotiating, Legal experience, Counselling, Advocacy, Health. We welcome good communicators, be this face to face, via the telephone or electronically, who are good at English, who are prepared to critique or write reports and attend Board meetings and committees. Trustee positions are ongoing and currently take place virtually WHAT ARE HWLINCS LOOKING FOR? HWLincs is offering an exciting opportunity for people who are interested...

Community charity in Ipswich seeks new Trustee with legal experience

Ipswich Community Media (ICM) is a rapidly growing grassroots charity working based in the Westgate Ward in Ipswich, one of the most deprived wards in the country and the most diverse ward in Suffolk. Launched in 2015 by a group of people with a shared vision to serve the local community, we run free weekly sessions in music, media, creative arts and language learning. Through innovative and engaging methods, we are able to boost self-esteem, interpersonal, social skills, group working and provide pathways to employment and volunteer opportunities. Our mission is to challenge inequality by empowering people to transform their lives through...

RACC-UK (Rare auto-inflammatory support organisation) seeks new Trustee with law expertise

RACC - UK is the UK’s only patient charity for patients and families suffering from #Rare Autoinflammatory conditions. We are looking for applications from people from all social and cultural backgrounds, which are passionate about Rare Diseases, enthusiastic and reliable, with a variety of skills and experience they could use to help with the running of Rare Auto-inflammatory Conditions Community – UK (RACC-UK), such as: Charity governance Finance Law Fundraising Project management Business management Marketing Communication Human Resources Event planning   We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic and reliable people to manage the affairs of Rare Auto-inflammatory Conditions Community – UK (RACC-UK) as trustees, ensuring...