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Homeless charity Spires, in Streatham, seeks new Trustee

Spires are are looking for new trustees for our committed and proactive board and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with backgrounds in social care, education and probation services. Spires is an award-winning charity that has been working with homeless and disadvantaged people in Streatham, South London, since 1990.  Working with some of the most isolated and vulnerable in our society, we support over 900 men and women every year. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in an organisation that is committed to helping vulnerable people to become active agents of their own lives. We are entering an exciting period...

Endangered animal charity The Frozen Ark seeks new Trustee – legal expertise required

The Frozen Ark is a UK based charity whose vision is to conserve the genetic heritage of endangered animals, both wild and domestic species, before they are irretrievably lost. Led by a group of ambitious Trustees, the Frozen Ark seeks to secure this heritage by collecting and conserving genetic material of endangered animals and providing coordination, infrastructure and advice on managing and maintaining these materials through working with UK and international partners. The Frozen Ark was set up in 2004 and whilst the charity has remained relatively small, operating through donations and grants as well as in-kind backing from partners, it has an...

The Charles Dickens Museum seeks new Board Members – legal expertise sought

The object of the charity is to promote, encourage, maintain, improve and advance education of the public in the life and works of Charles Dickens and to establish and maintain the property at 48 Doughty Street in the London Borough of Camden as a Museum to house and preserve all articles having connection with Charles Dickens. The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of Charles Dickens’s life and work. With over 100,000 items comprising furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions, the collection is significant for its breadth and depth....

Action4Youth seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Action4Youth is a youth charity providing positive and transformational experiences, activities, programmes and courses which help and inspire young people. It works with young people from all backgrounds and all abilities to make a real difference to their lives through a range of fun and challenging programmes and initiatives. The charity changes lives and creates better chances for young people by creating opportunities to discover their personal strengths and potential. It is based in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes but reaches young people across the South East of England. Action4Youth is a leading delivery partner for the National Citizen Service (NCS) and consistently...

The Road Safety Trust seeks new Trustee for its Audit & Risk Committee

The Road Safety Trust is a grant-funding charity committed to making UK roads safer, achieving impact through the funding of practical measures, research, dissemination and education. The trust has awarded £4m in project grants over the last 5 years to improve UK road safety for all users. We are seeking a new Trustee to join the Board and be a member of our Audit & Risk Committee. Role summary All Trustees are expected to: promote and develop the Road Safety Trust whilst retaining its core values and aims ensure the Road Safety Trust complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, acts within the...

Crown Prosecution Service seeks 2 Non Executive Directors for its Audit & Risk Committee

The Crown Prosecution Service sits at the heart of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, working to protect the public and create a safe society, ensuring the right person is prosecuted for the right offence and offenders brought to justice wherever possible.  Around 6,000 people work for the CPS, across England and Wales in a variety of roles. Almost half our employees are lawyers who are responsible for deciding whether to prosecute cases and represent the Crown in many hearings in the courts. We are a diverse organisation spread across the country, supported by excellent technology and a highly-committed,...

Arts charity ‘UK New Artists’ seeks Trustee with legal expertise

UK New Artists is seeking passionate, diverse and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Trustees. UK New Artists champions the next wave of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international biennials. We are seeking individuals, artists or companies who have a strong interest in the arts and see the importance of supporting emerging creative talent for the UK’s economic and cultural health. Our ideal candidate/s will be able to provide direction and support to the board and...

National Association for People Abused in Childhood seeks new Trustees – law skills sought

We know that abuse in childhood can cause continuing harm to people as they grow up. The abuse suffered years or even decades ago is damaging the lives of millions of adults today. At NAPAC we believe that every individual has the right to leave the impact of childhood abuse behind, grow as a person and enjoy a happier and more fulfilled adult life. NAPAC is a successful national charity which supports adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse. We do this through • Providing a range of services which offer direct support to survivors • Spreading best practice by providing training...

Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts seeks new Trustee – governance experience welcomed

Our mission is to promote best practice employment and support for parents and carers in the performing arts sector by working collaboratively with the industry to develop and implement the PIPA Best Practice Charter and strategies for change, by data collection, research, and lobbying. We are looking for Trustees who are passionate about their work and can bring new perspectives and diverse lived experience to our team, helping us lead the way in creating more inclusive, family friendly employment practices in Dance, Music, Opera and Theatre. Trustees are the final decision-makers for the charity. The board’s main job is to set direction and have oversight of what’s going on, offering our co-CEOs strategy, scrutiny, and support....

Royal Holloway, University of London, seeks co-opted Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is a pioneering university, steeped in history and culture, yet constantly evolving and adapting to the demands of modern higher education. The university was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, Royal Holloway is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. As teachers and researchers, they change lives, expand minds and help current and future leaders understand power and responsibility. Diversity defines...

Anti Racism organisation seeks to appoint Volunteer Legal Counsel / Trustee

Would you like to make a difference in the fight against racism? Do you have experience with UK Charities and a legal background? We are creating a global database for statistics on racism. Together we can make a difference. Racistat is in the process of registering as a Charity and we need help from  a legal professional with experience of drafting a constitution, setting up board of trustees, submitting application to the charities commission. We are looking for someone to work with the on: setting up of the governance structure of the charity the appointment of trustees and drafting of related contracts creating a system of...

UK Federation for Chinese Professionals seeks Legal Advisor

Are you passionate about tackling injustice and hate crime and being an advocate for change? Are you keen to use your legal skills to ensure the safety and prosperity of the Chinese, Southeast and East Asian communities? iSEA, the national support centre for Southeast and East Asians in the UK, which was previously developed and spinned out by the UK Federation for Chinese Professionals (UKFCP),was first established in late February 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic that severely impacted on the diverse communities and SMEs in the UK. Our mission is to promote a safer community environment for East Asians...

New Schools Network seeks Trustee – legal background welcomed

New Schools Network (NSN) is an independent charity improving the life chances of young people by supporting the creation and long-term success of new schools. An unacceptable number of children fail to reach their potential because they lack access to an excellent education. Too often, a child’s background dictates their destination in life, entrenching inequality and impacting communities for generations to come. NSN is passionate about ending educational inequality once and for all. We envisage a country where every child has an equal chance to succeed in life, irrespective of their background. NSN is powered by a dynamic and enthusiastic team, united by...

the3million (organisation representing EU citizens in the UK) seeks new Non-Executive Director – governance experience welcomed

the3million is currently seeking up to three new non-executive directors to strengthen its board and support the work of this passionate organisation as the next few years will bring enormous challenges. It is an exciting time to join us as we are transitioning to becoming a charity. These positions are unpaid. About the3million the3million is the leading organisation representing EU citizens in the UK. Our work ranges from monitoring and advocating for correct implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, informing people of their rights, advocating for the integration of EU citizens, promoting a fairer pathway to citizenship, and giving EU citizens a voice in...

National Association of Child Contact Centres seeks Company Secretary/Trustee – law experience welcomed

The National Association of Child Contact Centres is seeking a Company Secretary who will provide a range of effective administrative support services to the Chair, the Board of Trustees, and to the CEO. NACCC is a membership organisation whose centres help around 17000 children a year in their 340 accredited centres. There are two kinds of centres supported centres are a vital part of many communities.  Supervised centres are used for cases where there is a risk of harm. These centres are run by around 4000 volunteer and 1000 employed staff. At NACCC we are primarily concerned with supporting our members and the existence...

Women’s Theatre Company Clean Break seeks new Trustee – legal skills sought

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company, founded in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed in the power of theatre to transform lives. Its vision is of a society where women can realise their full potential, free from criminalisation. It pursues this vision by producing ground-breaking theatre which puts women’s voices at its heart and creates lasting change by challenging injustice in and beyond the criminal justice system. Through theatre workshops and projects in prisons and the community which build confidence, resilience and wellbeing, Clean Break transforms the lives of women who have experienced the criminal justice system or...

Zest Theatre (Lincoln) seeks new Trustee – legal skills sought

Zest is an award-winning theatre company creating exhilarating new work for young people. In light of the pandemic, we are overhauling our work to better meet the needs of young people and make a greater impact on their communities. Zest is seeking at least three new Trustees to join our board and support the organisation at this exciting time. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. We're keen to recruit Trustees with experience in any of the following areas: Change management Business development Finance Fundraising HR Legal Safeguarding Based in Lincoln, Zest creates work for theatres, festivals, outdoor...

Social Care in Action seeks new Trustee – legal experience welcomed

Social Care in Action is a successful, not-for-profit group of social enterprises in the South of England, delivering care, counselling and health and wellbeing.   We are now in our thirtieth year of working with our local communities and meeting the needs of local people. As a social enterprise we reinvest any profit back into our services to ensure that we can continue to support people in the areas we serve. We are seeking to appoint high calibre Trustees and to increase Board diversity to expand and strengthen our Boards to better represent the communities we serve, as well as to help steer...

Dance United Yorkshire seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

We seek 2 new Trustees, ideally with the perspectives and influencing potential of legal, financial or commercial expertise, to complement the skill sets of our existing board. The key requirement is an active commitment to DUY's values and vision. Dance United Yorkshire's distinctive mission is to connect the very best of the professional contemporary dance world with marginalised communities (primarily in the Yorkshire region but also beyond). We work with a wide diversity of young people and adults who are culturally disengaged and at risk of social exclusion, using the power of dance to literally transform lives. Our participants include those...

Committee on Standards in Public Life seeks Independent Members

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) advises the Prime Minister on ethical standards across the whole of public life. It monitors and reports on issues relating to arrangements for upholding the standards of conduct of all public office holders. The Prime Minister is seeking independent members to join the Committee for a five year term. We are looking for high calibre individuals with a real interest in ethical standards and commitment to the principles of public life, who could make a strong contribution to the important work of this Committee. We are especially keen to encourage applications from a wide...

Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace seeks Advisory Committee Lay Member for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Volunteers are sought to sit as non-magistrate members on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Advisory Committee.  Successful applicants would be involved in interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates, amongst other duties. Person Specification The successful candidate must possess:- good inter-personal skills; the ability to participate in selection interviews for candidate for the magistracy; good judgement of character and the ability objectively to assess evidence; the ability to communicate effectively; awareness of own prejudices and the ability to set them aside; discretion in handling confidential information; an understanding of or a willingness to acquire an understanding the needs of the benches served by the...

Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace seeks Lay Member (West Midlands and Warks)

Volunteers are sought to sit as non-magistrate members on the West Midlands and Warwickshire Advisory Committee.  Successful applicants would be involved in interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates, amongst other duties. Person Specification The successful candidate must possess: – good inter-personal skills; the ability to participate in selection interviews for candidate for the magistracy; good judgement of character and the ability objectively to assess evidence; the ability to communicate effectively; awareness of own prejudices and the ability to set them aside; discretion in handling confidential information; an understanding of or a willingness to acquire an understanding the needs of the benches served...

Slough Children First seeks Non-Executive Director – legal skills welcomed (paid role)

Children’s social care in Slough is on a significant improvement journey. We’ve learned from the past and achieved a great deal since Slough Children’s Services Trust was created in 2015. We’ve moved out of ‘inadequate’ for the first time in many years, but we know there is more still to do. Our strong ambition is to deliver the very best services for our most vulnerable children, young people and their families. To achieve this, with the support of the Department for Education, we are creating a new organisation – Slough Children First. Wholly-owned by Slough Borough Council, this new organisation will...

Migrant Help seeks new Chair and Trustee – law expertise welcomed

Migrant Help is a national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK. We exist to support people who are impacted by displacement and exploitation to thrive as individuals and provide services to asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential. Our income is c£25m, a large proportion of which comes through statutory funding. We also have a successful social enterprise, Clear Voice, an interpreting and translation service whose profits go back into the charity. We are...

Home-Start Lambeth seeks new Chair

We are looking for a Chair person for our Board of Trustees at Home-Start Lambeth. Home-Start Lambeth’s aim is to prevent the challenges of poverty, neglect and isolation from compromising children’s ability to thrive. We do this through matching volunteers with vulnerable families with young children in order to provide support through weekly visits and calls. All our volunteers are carefully recruited, selected and trained to support families with a range of problems including: poverty; chronic physical and mental ill-health; homelessness or poor housing. In addition to this core work, we provide volunteer support targeted at domestic abuse survivors. We run...

The Squad Club (learning disability/autism club) in Wimbledon seeks new board members

The Squad is based in Wimbledon and runs Thursday evening clubs for people with learning disabilities and autism. Our club nights are fun-packed and educational and our members enjoy socialising with their friends whilst also trying out new experiences. The charity has much local community support and impact. The role The Squad is looking for new board members who are enthusiastic, committed and feel that they can add real value to the organisation. As a Trustee, and member of the Board, you will share collective responsibility for the overall strategic direction, organisational effectiveness and financial accountability in line with The Squad’s objectives. Our...

University of Bedfordshire Students Union seeks new board members – legal expertise sought

Beds SU, the student-led charity at the University of Bedfordshire, is seeking experienced, committed external trustees to add to the diversity of its Board. New trustees with Income Generation and/or Business Development, Accounting, Legal and/or IT, digital and marketing experience are sought. Students at our university embark on life-changing journeys and we seek trustees to help us further students’ interests and improve their lives as students. Beds SU is the representative body for all students at the University of Bedfordshire. We represent an incredibly diverse student body, with students from all backgrounds and from across the globe at multiple campuses across the...

Dance Woking seeks new Trustee – legal experience sought

Dance Woking, is looking for committed individuals who can bring their expertise to this vibrant and versatile dance development organisation to provide strategic support and enthusiastic advocacy. Dance Woking is an innovative dance organisation which provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance, providing new experiences that we hope inspire artists, audiences, participants and communities. We champion and celebrate dance as a socially and culturally relevant force through an annual programme of events that resonate with our audiences. Our mission: To encourage, empower and inspire all to participate in creative experiences to transform communities through dance.being transparent with...

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent seeks new Trustee with property law expertise

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent and make a real difference to services for the older people in the local community. Age UK Hillingdon Harrow and Brent is a dynamic and forward-thinking charity supporting the older residents of West London. We provide a wide range of services all of which aim to support and improve the health and wellbeing of older people, empowering and promoting independence and choice. We are passionate about realising our mission to make later life better in Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent which is reflected in our ambitious strategy for growth. At...

The Woodland Centre Trust – Camp Mohawk in Berkshire – seeks new Trustee

We are looking for people to join our board of Trustees. For this opening we are looking for SEN experience.  People with a passion for making change, who bring sound governance experience and specific skills and / or networks within our key areas of focus. About Camp Mohawk Our vision is for children and young people with special needs arising from physical or developmental disability to receive the support necessary to realise their full potential as valued individuals, with their disability being openly understood, accepted and provided for without prejudice or judgement. Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs and...

The Shaw Trust (employment charity) seeks new Trustees

Shaw Trust believes in the right of every person in the United Kingdom to live a decent and dignified life through good employment. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise that seeks to improve life chances for employment for people who face social and economic challenges, or who may also be disabled or have complex needs. Today we are a charity that remains committed to employment as the core pathway to a better life. However we recognise that access to good employment is critically dependent on what happens in people’s formative years and the opportunities they then have. The Board of Trustees...

Christian Aid seeks new Trustee

At Christian Aid, we believe that poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. Created by British and Irish churches in 1945, and owned by our 41 sponsoring churches, Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root cause. Our work is based on our fundamental identification with the aspirations and rights of the poor and the...

Autism and Learning Disability organisation in Wimbledon seeks new Trustee with Legal Expertise

The Squad is based in Wimbledon and runs Thursday evening clubs for people with learning disabilities and autism. Our club nights are fun-packed and educational and our members enjoy socialising with their friends whilst also trying out new experiences. The charity has much local community support and impact. The role The Squad is looking for new board members who are enthusiastic, committed and feel that they can add real value to the organisation. As a Trustee, and member of the Board, you will share collective responsibility for the overall strategic direction, organisational effectiveness and financial accountability in line with The Squad’s objectives. Our...

The Autism Group in Maidenhead seeks new Chair-designate

Do you have leadership skills and some experience of running or Chairing a committee? Would you like to join the Board of a highly-valued and well-respected charity in Maidenhead, that works with children and young people from 9 to 25 on the autism spectrum? About us The Autism Group is committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of young people on the spectrum, their parents and carers. We provide special interest clubs, workshops and parent support services, some of these managing to continue during the pandemic via Zoom and in virtual environments. As well as such support, we offer a variety of training...

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association seeks Legal Trustee

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the CLAPA’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. CLAPA is the only national charity supporting people and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK. Our vision is of a society where everyone affected by cleft feels supported, connected and empowered to take control wherever they are on their cleft journey. Role Description: The Board is looking for a new Trustee who is aligned to the ethos of the charity and would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their...

New School Canterbury seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

We are looking for trustees at our pioneering new school founded in 2018. It is located on an idyllic site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by a bio-dynamic farm, 10 minutes south of Canterbury. ​We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board. We are a new school supported by a wide range of educational experts aiming be at the forefront of education whilst be rooted in community. To complement the skills of our existing Board would ideally like to attract Trustees with knowledge of one or more of the following: ​​Business Development / Strategy Financial Planning Fundraising Marketing Legal...

Charity supporting Russian speaking/SEND families in UK seeks Trustee with law expertise

Hand to Hold is looking for committed individuals willing to use their expertise and skills to help us deliver an ambitious strategy and vision to help every Russian-speaking family with children with SEND in the UK which needs our support. Our charitable initiative was created in September 2020 following a chain of tragic events during the lockdown.. The purpose of our prospective charitable organisation is the relief of Russian-speaking families in need in the UK by reason of ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage as a result of their children or young adult with special education needs and disabilities....

The Platform Cricket Programme seeks to appoint new Trustees – Corporate Governance expertise welcomed

The Platform Cricket Programme is an exciting initiative aimed at supporting more young people from deprived and BAME backgrounds in London to develop in and through cricket. We create new “Pop Up” youth cricket clubs in areas where there is currently little to no provision and we work directly with schools to recruit new participants. These activities are set-up to remove as many of the known barriers to voluntary participation as possible but importantly they also feature opportunities for young people to positively replace and address the reasons why they may otherwise fall into poor health, antisocial behaviour and crime in later years. The community-based activities...

CALIA (Borderline Personality Disorder support) seeks new Trustee

We are seeking highly-skilled, passionate and fully-committed individuals for our initial board of Trustees. The role of Trustee is highly rewarding.  The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of CALIA, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its constitution, legal requirements and regulatory guidelines. It is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the charity by directing and supervising the charity’s affairs. Its role is to provide leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed. Role Description More specifically, the role of a Trustee is to: Attend...

Age UK Nottingham seeks a new Trustee with legal expertise

Our Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a Trustee at Age UK Notts means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives. As a Trustee you will make a difference to your local community and through the wider Age UK Network, to society as a whole. What is the purpose of this role? Age UK Notts has a Board of Trustees with between 7 and 10 Trustees. Our Trustees ensure Age UK Notts has a clear strategy, and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. The Trustees are the...

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...