Become a Trustee

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Welcome from the chair

Thank you for your interest in the role of trustee for London Legal Support Trust.

The Trust raises funds to enable Law Centres, local Citizens Advice and other advice agencies to continue to help vulnerable people access legal advice. Those that the advice centres help include families facing homelessness, older people requiring community care, trafficked women and children, people with disabilities, refugees, people who are facing unemployment, discrimination and those with mental health problems.

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.

We look forward to receiving your completed applications.

Best regards,

Richard Dyton

Chair

A copy of the trustee recruitment pack can be found here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nezahat Cihan via [email protected]

To apply

If you think you can contribute to the work of LLST, please complete this very brief application form (PDF) or (Word) and send it with a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Closing date for the applications: Sunday, 4th April 2021.

Initial interviews with shortlisted candidates: w/c 12th April 2021.

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