Advice Sector Trustee Opportunities
1. About Pro Bono Community
Pro Bono Community (“PBC”) is a growing legal volunteering and education charity. A social enterprise, we provide specialist training to equip lawyers and students with the skills and expertise needed to become effective volunteers in Law Centres and other advice agencies. Since 2014 PBC has also provided training on a commercial basis for a number of leading international law firms.
We have recently received major grants from The Legal Education Foundation, The City Bridge Trust and The Tudor Trust. Our two main focuses now are to expand the scale of the volunteers we are able to place, both in London and nationally, as well as to create a recognised and accredited standard for advice sector legal education.
2. What we are looking for
As PBC looks to pursue these two goals, we are keen to broaden the skills and experience of our trustee board.
Pursuant to this, the trustees are looking to appoint additional trustees who ideally can demonstrate one or more of the following skills/experience:
- a background in higher education / training (preferably legal); and/or
- experience of working with national (non-London) advice/volunteering agencies.
3. Trustees’ duties and responsibilities
The board of trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of PBC, and also guides and supports the activities of the Executive Director. Trustee meetings are held every two/three months in central London, usually from 6pm.
However, the trustees are keen to recruit one or more trustees from outside of London and so remote attendance at meetings is possible and/or reasonable expenses will be paid.
In addition to attending these meetings, trustees are also expected to undertake tasks and responsibilities on an ad hoc basis that are relevant to their own area of expertise and in furtherance of PBC’s charitable objectives.
4. How to apply
If you require further information about the roles please contact the chair of trustees, David Dowling, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should submit (by email) a short CV and covering note to David Dowling at the email address above by 6pm on Monday 8 January 2018.