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British Business Bank seeks new Non Executive Director – audit & risk/governance skills sought

The UK Government established the British Business Bank (“the Bank”) in November 2014 as a long-term institution charged with ensuring the finance markets in the UK serve the needs of UK SMEs and mid-sized businesses. It has a single shareholder, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”). The mission of the Bank is to drive sustainable growth and prosperity across the UK by improving access to finance for small businesses, enabling them to succeed in the transition to a net zero economy, change the structure of the finance markets for smaller businesses and mid-caps so these markets...

Adult hospice in Guildford seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Due to the end of term of office, two vacancies will shortly arise on our Board of Trustees. If you have experience of fundraising, medical, business, legal, accountancy, estates, or other relevant work experience we’d love to hear from you. Phyllis Tuckwell is an adult hospice offering supportive and end of life care to patients living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, and to those who love and care for them. We support over 250 patients, carers and relatives every day, in their own homes, in the community, at the Beacon Centre in Guildford and at the Hospice in...

Streatham Space Project seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Streatham Space Project is looking for trustees to join its board of directors. We are a neighbourhood venue that hosts theatre, music, comedy, spoken word, visual art, filming & recording, rehearsals, and private events. Our spaces are shared by critically acclaimed national and international artists, young people at the start of their creative journeys, and children and their families from the Streatham area and beyond. The trustees oversee the operation of the charity. You will contribute to the further strategic development of the organisation, its programmes, and services. Management of the organisation is delegated to the Creative Director and Executive Director and the trustees...

Newbury Building Society seeks new Non-Executive Director – paid role

This role may not be suitable for those currently in full time employment. Newbury Building Society is an award-winning, independent, mutual society which has been serving the community for 165 years, providing mortgages and savings for its members. It has won the British Bank Awards for the best building society in 2021 and best specialist mortgage provider for the last three years. Established in 1856 under the name of "The Newbury Permanent Benefit Building and Investment Society", the Society has grown and today, with over 70,000 members, the Society is stronger than ever with ten branches across Berkshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire. It...

Cabinet Office: Civil Service Commissioners sought

This post may not be suitable for those currently in full time employment. The Civil Service Commission is a high profile body whose work can attract considerable public and media interest. It is independent of the Government and of the Civil Service The Commission regulates recruitment to the Civil Service by providing assurance that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition. It also helps promote the Civil Service values of Honesty, Integrity, Objectivity and Impartiality, and hears complaints under the Civil Service Code. Civil Service Commissioners: chair recruitment competitions across the UK for the most senior-level appointments in the Civil Service; support...

Educational charity addressing sustainability and climate justice seeks new Trustee with corp governance / charity law expertise

Our client is seeking to recruit 3 additional members to their board of trustees, to progress and shape their rapidly growing educational charity for addressing sustainability and climate justice. About the role: They currently have four fantastic trustees. They are looking to add three more external (non-student) trustees with specific experience and expertise. You will need to be able to commit to a minimum of 5-6 days work for them a year on a voluntary basis, which includes preparing for, and attending, our four board meetings each year. Board meetings are a mix of online and in-person events. They are particularly interested in...

Lloyds Banking Group seeks new RemCo member and Non-Executive Director

This post may not be suitable for those currently in a full time role. Lloyds Banking Group (the Group) is the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider with around 26 million customers and a presence in nearly every community. With the unique purpose of Helping Britain Prosper, the Group’s strategic vision is to be the UK customer-focused digital leader and integrated financial services provider, capitalising on new opportunities, at scale. Lloyds Banking Group plc, Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc (together with Lloyds Bank plc, the Ring-fenced Banks) and HBOS plc (each a relevant Group Company) are seeking...

Learning with Parents seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

We are looking for committed and passionate Trustees who are dedicated to supporting Learning with Parents to ensure all children are supported at home to reach their potential. What will you be doing? Our next steps as a charity will be to increase the number of children and parents we work with through working with more schools and developing more partnerships. We are looking for committed and passionate Trustees who are dedicated to supporting Learning with Parents to ensure all children are supported at home to reach their potential. Learning with Parents is recruiting for three individuals to join our Board of Trustees....

Cultural organisation in Southampton ‘City Eye’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

This is an exciting time to join our board. City Eye is a small but resilient organisation and we are at a transformational time in our existence. We are currently engaged in a process of organisational development to strengthen our financial position, confirm our long term business plan, and grow capacity and activity. In 2018 – after many years of commitment and collaboration with project partners – City Eye moved into Studio 144; a new building created as a cultural hub in Southampton’s city centre. This move, while still presenting some challenges, offers many opportunities for us.  Studio 144 is undoubtedly an...

New Forest Mencap seeks new Trustees

The NFM Trustees are actively looking to appoint additional trustees to the board. We have recently been successful in attracting new funds, which we are using to increase the opportunities available to people with a learning disability in the New Forest area. Our Trustees meet on a bi-monthly basis and the position is voluntary.   Please click here for application details....

LSE Students’ Union seeks new Lay Trustees – governance expertise sought

We are excited to welcome new Trustees onto our board to gain different experiences, perspectives and ideas from other sectors to our own. LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) is a £5.3m not-for-profit organisation for LSE students. Our aim is to help LSE students make the most of the life-changing experiences open to them during their time at university. We’ve been part of LSE since 1897, and all LSE students automatically become LSESU members when they enrol. Our members join one of the UK’s most active and best Students’ Unions and make it whatever they need it to be. With over 55% of our students...

Young refugee charity Big Leaf Foundation seeks new Trustee – legal expertise welcomed

Big Leaf Foundation is a small charity working with displaced young people aged 16-25 in Surrey. Our aim is to provide a nurturing programme of activities, projects and events that focus on combating social isolation and improving wellbeing for the young people we support. The experience of arriving in a new country is, for many young people, overwhelming and incredibly difficult. They are often cut off from everything that is familiar to them, leaving them vulnerable to loneliness, isolation, anxiety and boredom. Our founders saw an opportunity to change their situation and help them feel a sense of inclusion within a...

Newham community charity seeks new Trustee with law expertise

The Magpie Project is a grass-roots, community-led, award-winning charity based in Newham, east London, supporting women with children under 5 who are homeless or insecurely housed and have No Recourse to Public Funds. We offer supported stay-and-play sessions throughout the week where mums and minis can come and play, enjoy a healthy breakfast and home-cooked lunch, access our babybank of nappies, wipes, buggies, clothes and other essentials, and build support networks that are so often broken as a result of homelessness, frequent moves, and trauma. We also provide trauma-informed, compassionate casework on housing, immigration, domestic violence, and other issues that...

Military Corrective Training Centre seeks Independent Monitoring Board Members

We are looking to appoint 9 board members to the Independent Monitoring Board of the Military Corrective Training Centre. The overall role of a member: The MCTC is an establishment that provides corrective training for those servicemen and women sentenced to periods of detention; it is not a prison. The principal function of the MCTC is to detain personnel, both male and female, of the three Services and civilians subject to the Armed Forces Act. The majority of those detained return to their military duties on release. A smaller number are sentenced to be dismissed from the Services after detention and are...

Age UK Bexley seeks new Chair and Trustees – legal skills welcomed

Age UK Bexley is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people for 30 years. We have 27 dedicated staff and over 70 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Bexley. We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Trustees and two additional Trustees. The Board, meets roughly six times a year and works closely with the Chief Executive (CEO) and staff to realise our strategic objectives and provide high quality services to older people. Including: Information and Advice Befriending A wide range of activity...

England-wide learning disability charity seeks new Trustee with law expertise

SWALLOW is a user led charity, supporting teenagers and adults with learning disabilities to live independent and fulfilling lives.  We need Trustees to use their skills and experience to drive the organisation forward. What will you be doing? We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of Trustee skills.  We require dynamic and motivated people who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of SWALLOW to fulfil these voluntary duties.  We expect Trustees to contribute actively to the Board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial...

Charity fighting violence against women and girls seeks new Trustee with law expertise

Being a trustee of Quetzal is one of the most powerful ways in which you can contribute to a local organisation that works to mitigate the effects of VAWG. As a trustee you have one of the most important and exciting roles within a charity. With the CEO, you will set the direction of the organisation and are ultimately responsible for ensuring it achieves its aims. We welcome volunteers from any background but would particularly like to speak to you if you have skills in the following areas: Finance Law Administration As a trustee, you play an integral part in the good governance...

Refugee youth charity ‘Our Second Home’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Our Second Home is a youth movement that helps migrants and refugees to flourish in the place that they call home. Through residentials and leadership training, we empower our members to create community and build leadership. Using a model of peer leadership and regular activity, we are creating a participant-led social movement. We do this through three core programmes to refugees and migrants aged 14 and above: school holiday residentials, a leadership training programme for graduates of the residentials, and regular movement building activities for our leaders. While youth movements like ours have existed for over a century, OSH is the first...

South West Coast Path Association in Plymouth seeks new Trustees

We are now looking for new Trustees to help drive forward the South West Coast Path Association. Trustees are a vital part in the governance and oversight of the charity. We will be celebrating our 50th year in 2023 and are looking to fill two vacant trustee positions. We’re currently especially interested in people with skills and experience in the areas of accounting, IT strategy, and charity legal framework. We are committed to improving the diversity of our Board and we particularly welcome applications from women, those in the ethnic minority communities, and people with disabilities. If you’re interested in getting involved...

War Child UK seeks to appoint lawyer to its board of trustees

War Child UK was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. Its vision is of a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war, with a mission to protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children affected by conflict. War Child UK aims to respond to conflict emergencies early, bringing life-saving child protection and psycho-social support to children in acutely vulnerable situations as soon as possible. The mission also extends through post-conflict to recovery phases, meaning that it stays with affected populations...

The Blackheath Conservatoire for Arts, Music and Drama seeks new Trustee – would suit employment lawyer

The Blackheath Conservatoire for Arts, Music and Drama (“The Conservatoire”) is an arts charity operating from its historic Victorian building in Blackheath, South East London. It offers high quality and innovative individual and group lessons in music, art and drama. The Conservatoire attracts around 2,000 student interactions a week, with classes and tuition delivered by its network of 120 freelance tutors, and is open seven days a week. The Conservatoire’s values include excellence, creativity, sustainability, and inclusivity - and it provides a vibrant and welcoming space which will soon include a cafe, to inspire and nurture its diverse community of life-long...

Christian grant-making charity ‘Benefact Trust’ seeks new Trustee – lawyer sought

Benefact Trust Limited (formerly Allchurches Trust Limited) is an independent registered charity established in 1972, which seeks to promote the Christian faith and other charitable purposes. The charity is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with a membership body. The Trust was originally founded by Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) to preserve the independence of that company and to ensure that EIO’s founding principles, to protect the Anglican Church and return profits to the Church’s and other charitable work, were safeguarded. Since its incorporation, the activities of the Trust have remained the promotion of the Christian religion and values, providing...

Domestic abuse charity ‘The Change Project’ seeks new Trustee – legal expertise sought

The Change Project was established in 2017 to change harmful relationships to create positive futures for children, victims, and perpetrators. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experience domestic abuse every year. This equates to two million people in the UK – these are only the figures that are reported to health and the police and do not estimate the abuse behind closed doors. It is estimated that 130,000 children live in abusive homes. The Change Project was created to support people to achieve a life free of abuse. We aim to achieve this through increasing the safety of victims, changing...

Philosophy for children charity ‘Sapere’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

SAPERE is the exciting, dynamic national charity that trains education professionals to deliver Philosophy for Children (P4C). We are seeking a trustee with legal experience to support our work by joining our Board. What will you be doing? SAPERE is the exciting, dynamic national charity that trains education professionals to deliver Philosophy for Children (P4C). Research shows that P4C has the power to transform children’s communication and thinking skills. We are seeking three new trustees to support our work by joining our Board. We are looking for trustees passionate about children’s education and development. We particularly encourage candidates who can help increase the diversity of...

Music charity ‘World Heart Beat Examinations Board’ seeks new Trustee with legal skills

World Heart Beat is an organisation who love music! Its teaching, its creativity, its joy, emotion and connectivity. We also love performance- and now we offer examinations. This combination has the potential to change lives. In particular we love to offer the equality deserved to instruments from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds. Be on side with music and equality...

Support charity in Sussex ‘Impact Initiatives’ seeks new Trustee

Trustees hold legal responsibility for the organisations overall direction and decision making. They meet quarterly and delegate the day to day management to the CEO and Senior Management Team who provide reports for each meeting. Impact Initiatives has built a reputation for innovation, developing and delivering services inline with the needs of those who use them for over 40 years. We work across Sussex with people of all ages. Our model of a Central Team providing IT, finance, facilities, HR and business development support ensures each specialist manager can focus on their service delivery and development and ensures value for money...

The Lullaby Trust seeks new Trustee with legal experience

The Lullaby Trust’s vision is an end to all unexplained deaths of babies and young children and support for every family whose baby or child has died. We have been working to save babies’ lives for 50 years, and since we formed as The Foundation for the Study of Sudden Infant Deaths (FSID) in 1971 we have played a key role in the reduction of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 80%. We remain a small organisation with a loud voice – could you help us to move forward and make more of a difference? We are looking to recruit a number...

The Brun Bear Foundation seeks legal support

We are seeking a legal eagle to guide us on a range of legal, operational and other matters. We support a mix of community, medical and animal welfare causes - and are inclusive and entrepreneurial in our approach. What will you be doing? The legal eagle will advise and guide us on  a range of legal, operational and other matters. We have four fundraising streams spanning children's books and education; community and cultural events; pop up restaurants and supper clubs and epic adventures. The volunteer will report directly to the board and work closely with the Founder. The key deliverable is compliance and there is...

Connect: North Korea seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Connect: North Korea is a London-based organisation which enables North Korean escapees to build the new lives they deserve.  It supports North Koreans to build their resilience. We are recruiting at least 1 new trustee with legal expertise. Connect: North Korea is a sister charity of Korea Future Initiative (T/A Korea Future). Both charities are governed by the same Board of Trustees. Korea Future investigates human rights violations in North Korea to accelerate justice and support accountability. It is currently undertaking a multi-year documentation project focused on the North Korean penal system. It maintains offices in London and Seoul. We are recruiting at...

V&A Dundee seeks Non-Executive Director – law expertise sought

V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design museum; designed for everyone, firing imaginations and sparking curiosity in design across Scotland and around the world.  At V&A Dundee, we are on a mission to inspire and empower through design. Since opening in 2018, V&A Dundee has become one of Scotland’s most popular free visitor attractions and has generated £75 million for the Scottish economy in its first year alone. As part of the V&A family of museums that celebrate creativity in all its forms across centuries, for everyone, and based in an award-winning building on Dundee’s spectacular reimagined waterfront, the Museum has built a strong...

BGI/National Videogame Museum in Yorkshire seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

The charity is seeking 3 new trustees to help govern the charity and the National Videogame Museum through its next stage of growth. The requirements for the new trustee roles are as follows: All candidates: to distil complex information; offer pragmatic advice; collaborate and communicate effectively; foster relationships and build support for the charity; inspire trust and confidence through ambassadorial and influencing skills. Finance: Oversee the charity’s financial affairs; monitor its financial health; ensure robust financial processes; oversee annual audits; and join our finance sub-committee. Legal/Governance: Oversee matters of governance and ensure all relevant governance policies and processes are set up and maintained; and to...

APT Gallery & Studios in London SE8 seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

APT Gallery & Studios (APT) is looking to recruit up to five new Trustees to join our active and engaged Board. This is an exciting time for APT, as we work to ensure we have a resilient organisation for the future.  The Trustees have undergone a process of internal evaluation over the last year, identifying skills gaps in our current board, to ensure that APT is governed with the expertise and diversity it requires to thrive. There are currently 5 APT Trustees, each having a specific area of responsibility towards realising the aims of the Charity.     We are now looking for up to 5...

Medical charity ‘The Mary How Trust’ seeks to appoint new Trustee with legal expertise

The Mary How Trust provides health screenings to asymptomatic clients, detecting onset of life threatening illness. Instead of a fee, we request a donation based on person’s ability to pay, we are seeking Trustees. The current Trustees provide a diverse range of skills and knowledge. However, the Charity is growing in size and stature, and, in consequence, we are looking to recruit new Trustees to our Board. In addition, we are also seeking Trustees with qualifications, skills and experience in Medical, Law, Fundraising and Marketing/PR. This is an exciting time to join us as the Trust develops its future vision.   What are...

RSPCA in Kent seeks new branch trustee with legal background

This is an exciting opportunity to pass on your legal and GDPR compliance expertise whilst helping the RSPCA to; promote kindness and prevent animal cruelty, reach out to more supporters, and influence how we do things. Overview of the Branch Trustee – Legal and GDPR opportunity We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person, with a legal background, who could devote their time to volunteer as a trustee at our Kent North West Branch and support us with GDPR compliance. Alongside passing on your expertise, this opportunity will give you the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to...

Homelessness charity ‘Spires’ seeks new Trustee – legal background welcomed

We are looking for new trustees and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with lived experience appropriate to Spires’ client group and/or a background social care, probation or legal matters. 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. What will you be doing? Our Board of Trustees works together to ensure Spires’ work is sustainable and accountable by exercising good governance and following all necessary policies and procedures. In addition...

Organisation to rebuild lives after domestic abuse seeks new Trustee with law expertise

We are seeking to recruit passionate and committed Trustees to our Board, to play a role in the governance of the charity to ensure that we meet our strategic aims. Safe Steps is a specialist provider, delivering services in Southend, Thurrock, and other areas of Essex. We offer a range of community services to support women, men, young people and children to rebuild their lives after domestic abuse. Operating from the Dove Centre, we take the dedication and pioneering work of the Southend Women’s’ Aid and SOS Domestic Abuse Projects over the last 40 years into the next 40. Safe Steps is...

Rosehill Arts Trust (Cumbria) seeks new Trustee – law expertise sought

Rosehill Arts Trust Ltd, the registered charity that runs Rosehill Theatre in West Cumbria, is seeking new trustees. Our small board is hoping to increase in number as well as looking to broaden our diversity. We want to be more representative of the community we serve and are keen to get different experiences, views and ideas to help shape how we take the organisation forward, especially as we emerge from the pandemic. In addition, we would ideally like some of the new trustees to have experience in one or more of the following areas: Finance Fundraising Law Theatre/arts management Located high above Whitehaven,...

Education and training charity ‘Ascend’ seeks new Trustee – legal skills welcomed

As Trustee you will help to lead the charity by setting strategy and assuring the quality and focus of ASCEND's services.  We provide advice, support and skills development so that clients can overcome the issues they face and reach their potential. ASCEND’S VISION AND WHAT WE DO ASCEND employs a small dedicated team to deliver training courses, provide careers advice, mentor clients and support their personal development.  Our facilities include a health and wellbeing centre where clients can access a range of help from ASCEND and a number of partner charities, and a gardening project.  We are based in South Oxhey, near Watford, Hertfordshire, at...

Dance Woking seeks new Trustee – legal skills sought

About: 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 your audience. Dance Woking aims to be an outstanding contributor to the arts, culture and sport in Woking and the South East of England, with a...

Westcountry Rivers Trust seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is recruiting two Trustees.  Formed in 1994, the Trust was established to restore Westcountry rivers.  Measures to protect rivers can help to save money for farmers, lower costs for water companies, boost tourism, reduce the need to dredge estuaries and even benefit human health.  Everything the Trust does is informed by the best available science. Their work is driven by an ‘ecosystems approach,’ considering the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them Today this thriving charity works with a wide range of stakeholders from landowners to local communities, businesses, farmers and...

Bath Artists’ Studios seeks new trustee with legal skills

Would you like to be involved with shaping the future of Bath’s biggest artists’ studios provider? Bath Artists’ Studios is looking for trustees to join the board. We are particularly looking for those with legal skills, fundraising experience, business knowledge or experience with property matters. However, the main requirement is an interest and enthusiasm for the arts and our mission of making the visual arts accessible and appreciated by all sectors of society. We are now at an exciting stage in our 25 year history, looking to expand into new premises and widen our community remit. This is a voluntary...

Action in Rural Sussex seeks new Trustees – law experience sought

As some of our Trustees are retiring, Action in rural Sussex (AirS) is seeking talented individual(s) to join our Board. AirS is an independent charity that exists for all people living in the rural areas of Sussex but especially those who are at risk of isolation and/or disadvantage, and for whom rural life brings an additional challenge and cost to their daily lives. Established in 1931, we are very proud of the work that we have done to build stronger and more inclusive communities and to help people overcome the challenges caused by their rural location.  Members of the Board are appointed on a...

Voluntary Action Epping Forest seeks new Trustee

Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF), is a growing and progressive local charity. We provide vital services to elderly isolated and vulnerable local residents within the Epping Forest district and support other local charities to do the same. To help us in our aims we are looking for additional volunteers to join our Board of Trustees. We are interested in hearing from people with a range of skills, enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference in their local community. Our current projects include The Volunteer Centre, providing volunteers to organisations in Epping Forest and Harlow Ace Activities – weekly activities for people with Learning Disabilities Gardening...

Young Forced Migrant charity ‘Baca’ seeks new Trustee with property / social housing law expertise

Specialist Supported Accommodation and Training for Young Forced Migrants 16+ Baca’s vision is a world where forced migrants are welcomed, safe, and have hope to rebuild their lives for a better future. Baca supports young forced migrants who arrive as unaccompanied asylum seekers including those that have been trafficked, to rebuild their lives, integrate into a community and use their experience positively. We achieve this by providing a safe and empowering environment and through the use of a holistic and personalised approach. 4 Main meetings a year (evenings) and 1 full day.  The member may also be linked to a sub-committee who meet prior to...

The Humane Research Trust seeks new Trustee with law experience

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 are we looking for? Due to recent retirements we are looking for a number of Trustees with professional expertise...

Early intervention centre for marginalised/homeless ‘St Cuthberts Centre’ seeks new Trustee – HR law expertise

RF/SCC is a early intervention centre for those in distress/marginalised & provides a wide range of therapeutic/ support services for rough sleepers & those with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges. RF/SCC has made great progress in recent years in broadening & deepening its range of services as well as improving its physical infrastructure in terms of refurbishment & the addition of new consulting rooms.There are further plans to expand further which will require strategic skills & management experience. Due to relocation & as a result of a former trustee having to stand down, RF/SCC is now looking to enhance further the Board's skills & expertise. The...

Homelessness charity ‘Spires’ seeks new Trustee with legal background

We are looking for new trustees and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with lived experience appropriate to Spires’ client group and/or a background social care, probation or legal matters. 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. What will you be doing? Our Board of Trustees works together to ensure Spires’ work is sustainable and accountable by exercising good governance and following all necessary policies and procedures. In addition...

Sri Lanka animal charity ‘Dogstar Foundation’ seeks new Trustee – legal skills welcomed

Dogstar Foundation, a UK based charity with its NGO operating in Sri Lanka is looking for inspirational knowledge ambassadors within several key advisory areas to support our continued development. What will you be doing? Dogstar Foundation is in a major growth cycle following its transition from unincorporated (Charity number 1188754) to CIO status. Our focus is to improve the welfare of street dogs and cats in Sri Lanka, with canine/feline population control, rabies vaccination programmes, feeding, veterinary care and education. Successful applicants to our board will have a mix of practical career experience and a passion for animal welfare The migration of the charity functions from unincorporated...

Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne seeks new Trustee with legal background

Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne provides advice people need for the problems they face as well as improve policies and practices that affect people's lives.  The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone. Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne have exciting plans for our future, and we are seeking new volunteer Trustees to help lead and guide our progress, working with the Chief Officer to deliver our strategic plan. What will you be doing? We have identified some skills that would strengthen our Board and are looking for up to four new Trustees to joins us. The Trustees hold the Chief Officer...

Seafarer’s charity ‘Care Ashore’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Care Ashore is a fantastic charity offering accommodation and support for those with a seafaring background including Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, British Fishing Fleet, and other associated maritime industries. Set withing an extensive estate in Surrey, the charity has undergone a great deal of positive change over the past few years which has included improving service delivery and is currently undertaking a refurbishment of the residential accommodation on site. Alongside the charity operations, Care Ashore has a trading subsidiary generating essential income.  The commercial element includes, industrial units, a glamping and caravan site, private rented sector accommodation and presents many other opportunities. The...

The Westcountry Rivers Trust seeks new Trustees – law expertise sought

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is recruiting two Trustees.  Formed in 1994, the Trust was established to restore Westcountry rivers.  Measures to protect rivers can help to save money for farmers, lower costs for water companies, boost tourism, reduce the need to dredge estuaries and even benefit human health.  Everything the Trust does is informed by the best available science. Their work is driven by an ‘ecosystems approach,’ considering the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them Today this thriving charity works with a wide range of stakeholders from landowners to local communities, businesses, farmers and...

Blake Cottage Trust (William Blake) in West Sussex seeks new Trustee

William Blake (poet, artist and visionary 1757-1827) and his wife Catherine lived in a cottage in the village of Felpham in West Sussex between 1800 and 1803. The Cottage is now one of the only two surviving homes where Blake lived, the other being a Georgian townhouse in London. The Blake Cottage Trust was set up in 2015 and successfully raised half a million pounds to purchase the Cottage and put it into trust for the nation. Our aim now is to renovate the building in time for the 200th anniversary of Blake’s death in 2027 and open it as a centre...

Zest Theatre based in Lincoln seeks new Trustee with legal specialism

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 new at least one new Trustee with a Legal Specialism to join our board and support the organisation at this exciting time. Based in Lincoln, Zest creates work for theatres, festivals, outdoor spaces, schools and digital platforms, with work described as ‘unpretentious’ (The Stage) and ‘invigorating’ (The British Theatre Guide). We actively place young people at the centre of...

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...