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Trustee, The Legal Education Foundation

LEF_logoDeadline EXTENDED: 10am on Tuesday 23 April, 2024

Salary: unremunerated, expenses paid
Term: three years
Time commitment: eight meetings per year plus preparation time, total approx 48 hrs (approx. average 4 hrs/month)
Location: Hybrid – in the central London (WC1E 7EB) office or online

Trustee and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

About the Legal Education Foundation (LEF)

A Stronger Sector  •  Fairer Systems  •  Smarter Justice

LEF is an independent grant-making foundation, distributing around £6 million a year through our own grants and programmes, and partnering with other funders. We also use our expertise in the arena of social justice law to influence others. The organisation has evolved significantly over the past 12 years since it became an independent charitable foundation, with assets from the sale of the College of Law.

Power, Culture and Inclusion

LEF takes the journey to achieving justice extremely seriously. As a funder we are committed to shifting power in the systems that we are part of. We have a diverse staff team and are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion on our Board. As such we are encouraging candidates with lived experience of social welfare legal issues and where they intersect with structural racism, disability and other forms of discrimination to apply.

About the role

Trustees play an active role in strategic planning, scrutiny, questioning the impact of our work and holding the programmes to account and, where necessary, acting as a critical but supportive friend. They are also responsible for the legal, financial and compliance duties of a Board.

About the new Trustee

LEF is an interesting and rewarding organisation to be part of, and this is a key moment for someone who enjoys finance and strategic thinking to join us. Your financial expertise could come from a wide range of backgrounds and roles: you may be a senior finance person in the not-for-profit sector, or you may have a private or legal sector career in finance and have some understanding of the charity sector. You are also likely to be a qualified accountant but if not, you will need an equivalent amount of knowledge and experience of charity accounting. You’ll also need to bring passion and commitment to our mission, purposes and aims, and willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.

Previous trustee experience is not essential.

If you heed help to access the application materials, please contact Allyson Davies or Belinda Berry.

We value, welcome and respect all the differences that make us who we are, including: age, cultural background, disability and mental health, ethnicity and race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity and socioeconomic background.

How to express your interest

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Allyson Davies via 07968 556164 or ad@allysondavies-consultant.com

Download the Trustee information pack for more information about the LEF and the requirements of the role.

If you would like to be considered as a trustee of LEF then please submit the following documents, to applications+LEF@allysondavies-consultant.com by 10am on Tuesday, 23 April, 2024:

  • A concise covering letter (no longer than two pages), addressing why you would like to become a Trustee of LEF and what you would bring to the role.
  • An up-to-date CV.
  • Names and contact details of two referees (only to be approached at the final stage of the process, and only with your express permission).
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form