About the role
The Access to Justice Foundation is seeking a trustee with grant making expertise to join its Board and Chair its Grants Committee, as one of our trustees is retiring.
We are looking for candidates who share our vision of a society where everyone has access to justice and welcome applications from people based across the UK. Although board meetings are held in London, reasonable expenses are reimbursed and there are opportunities to attend most meetings remotely.
Those who serve as trustees of the Access to Justice Foundation have duties, responsibilities and liabilities both under Company Law as Directors and under Charity Law as Trustees. Candidates must be 18 years or above and will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct including impartiality, fairness, integrity, respecting confidences and objectivity in the execution of the role and responsibilities.
The legal duties of a trustee are:
- To ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.
- To comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
- To act in the charity’s best interests.
- To manage the charity’s resources responsibly.
- To act with reasonable care and skill.
- To ensure the charity is accountable and complies with legal requirements.
The duties of Company directors:
- To act within powers under the constitution.
- To promote the success of the company.
- To exercise independent judgment.
- To exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence.
- To avoid or manage conflicts of interest.
- Not to accept benefits from third parties.
- To declare interest(s) in proposed or existing transactions or arrangements.
How to apply
For the recruitment pack please click here
Please email your completed application (see below for details) to Clare Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include:
a. A supporting statement that:
- Tells us why you are motivated to become a trustee of the Access to Justice Foundation
- Evidences your skills, experience and qualifications as required by the person specification for the role you are applying for.
- Explains how you believe your skills and experience will help the organisation to meet its legislative responsibilities and support our strategic and financial planning.
b. A comprehensive CV including details of your achievements in each role.
c. The names, positions, organisations and contact details of two referees, including employers from the past five years. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted.
d. A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (accessed via the link above). The information provided will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.
e. We request that you inform us if you will require any special provision because of a disability should you be called for interview.
f. Email, mobile, work and home telephone numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the interview timetable.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role please contact our Joint Chief Executive, Clare Carter at email@example.com.