Trustees wanted

Pro Bono Community is recruiting trustees


Pro Bono Community (PBC) is a registered charity and social enterprise which seeks to improve access to justice by providing specialist training in legal advice and social welfare law to lawyers, trainees and students and then placing them as volunteers at Law Centres and advice agencies.

Two of our main objectives now are to expand the number of volunteers we are able to place, both in London and nationally, and to develop the model we have established for running credit-bearing clinical legal education modules at universities.

As PBC looks to pursue these 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 with a background in the law whether in a law firm, university, barristers’ chambers or elsewhere, though not necessarily as a lawyer. For example, we would welcome applications from barristers’ clerks or those working in legal administration. Any additional experience in the education, training, advice, voluntary, finance or HR sectors will also be welcomed.


         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 three months in central London, usually from 6pm (although 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.


         How to apply

Further information about PBC is available on our website:, and for further information about the roles please contact the chair of trustees, David Dowling, by email at

Applicants should submit (by email to David Dowling) a short CV and covering note. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.