Established in 1976, Coventry Law Centre is England’s largest and we strive to be its best. Providing specialist legal advice & representation across nine areas of social welfare law, we combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. We influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable, using the law to achieve change.
Coventry Law Centre is governed by a Board of 8 trustees, each of whom brings different strengths to our governance. They are volunteers who care passionately about the work that we do and the difference we make to people’s lives in the city.
We are currently seeking new Trustees, and we ideally wish to appoint people with knowledge and experience of the legal work we do and the social issues associated with it, and who can bring that expertise to the governance of the organisation.
The Job Description for a trustee can be downloaded below. For an overview of the general responsibilities of a Trustee of a charity please see the Charities Commission website at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Charity_requirements_guidance/Charity_governance/Good_governance/default.aspx.
Trustees of the Law Centre meet eight times a year as a Management Committee. Papers for the meeting are issued one week in advance. Meetings are held on Tuesday in Coventry and, currently, start at 5pm. They usually last no longer than two hours. This is the main time commitment required, although there will sometimes be training sessions or “planning days” to attend.
If you wish to know more about the role, please contact the Director, Sue Bent on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please complete the information sheet on our website, or, if you prefer, send your curriculum vitae, along with a short statement outlining your reasons for wishing to become a Trustee.