The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding and practical support.
We do this by holding large fundraising events, most notably the London Legal Walk, and then delivering the funds raised to the agencies where they are most needed through grant rounds. We offer our knowledge and experience of the sector to help the agencies to become more sustainable and help to partner them with law firms and chambers who want to help them ensure that the law is fair.
Our funding will never be more vital than in the next few years and there will be even more need for good quality free legal advice as we are entering a post pandemic recovery period. Many vulnerable people cannot afford to pay for advice or enforce their rights. The legal advice agencies we support provide life-changing free legal advice to people who face issues such as housing, debt, domestic violence, immigration and benefits. Our funding enables them to access the help they so desperately need.
Trustees play a key role in supporting the charity to achieve its aims and objectives through a professional staff team. We are seeking to appoint four more trustees with a vision, energy and passion for access to justice. We welcome applications from people who share our passion and values and we would particularly like to hear from applicants with the following experience:
- Fundraising, particularly individual and corporate partnerships
- Finance and accountancy
- Charity law
- Legal Aid
- Media and public relations
- Digital development and IT
- Business strategy, leadership and organisational development within private and/or voluntary sector
Having a board that reflects the diversity of the communities that our grants support is also important to us. So, we are particularly encouraging people from a range of backgrounds and experiences to apply. We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) and / or LGBTQ backgrounds, and from different socio-economic, age and educational backgrounds.
A copy of the role description can be found here.
For an informal discussion, please contact Nezahat Cihan via email@example.com
Closing date for the applications: Sunday, 4th April 2021.
Initial interviews with shortlisted candidates: w/c 12th April 2021.