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Trustee (Finance)

Employer
The Legal Education Foundation
Location
Hybrid: central London (Bloomsbury) or online
Salary
All travel, subsistence and childcare expenses relating to duties will be reimbursed
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

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.

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 the info in the Trustee information pack, which also contains more information about the LEF and the requirements of the role, and how to apply. The deadline is 10am on Monday 15 April.

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