Trustee

Trustee
Application deadline: 
Monday, 31 May, 2021 - 17:00
Organisation: 
North East Law Centre

We are looking for dynamic individuals on our Board to support our ongoing growth.

 

The North East Law Centre is a Charity founded in 1978 to give those excluded from the civil justice system by reason of poverty, knowledge, capacity, nationality, residence or language advice, support and representation so that they can be heard. The Centre covers Northumberland, Durham, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear. 

 

The centre is currently overseen by 8 Trustees. Their role is to oversee the development and use of the resources of the Centre to the benefit of as many in the North East who need us as possible. While the majority of those the Law Centre serves are from a wide variety of non-white ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and this is reflected in the staff team, the Board is at present all-white. We are committed to becoming more inclusive, and to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. The Board has undertaken diversity training and is currently developing an action plan to this end. We therefore particularly welcome applicants from people of colour. 

 

Successful candidates will be required to work with other Trustees to form an effective, accountable governing body which provides leadership for the organisation’s activities and performance.  If you are interested, please visit the vacancies section on our website: www.newcastlelawcentre.co.uk for detaiils of how to apply or alternatively, contact Michael Fawole for a chat (e: michael@nelawcentre.co.uk t: 0191 230 4777).