Bar in the Community operates a trustee finding service for charities that need to appoint legally qualified trustees. The service is free and available throughout England and Wales. We ask that barristers and legally qualified individuals interested in any of the following trusteeship and/or volunteering opportunities
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Action for Stammering Children
Children Deadline 10/02/2021
In the UK, some 150,000 children and young people stammer. With a range of activities from specialist therapy provision to awareness raising, and from mentoring programmes to high level research, Action for Stammering Children help children overcome the setbacks that stammering causes. As a result, children who stammer can look forward to the same opportunities and life chances as their non-stammering peers. Action for Stammering Children is a registered charity which, for over 30 years, has worked hand-in-hand with their partner organisation, the Michael Palin Centre, to change the lives of over 5,000 children and young people every year.
They are now looking for a new Secretary to join their board. All trustees must have a commitment to the mission and vision of Action for Stammering Children, as well as integrity, strategic vision, and good, independent judgement. Trustees should be able to think creatively and be willing to speak their mind. They must also understand and accept the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship, be prepared to meet the minimum time requirement and be able to work effectively as a member of the team. Additionally, Action for Stammering Children are looking for their new Secretary to have organisational skills, knowledge or experience of business/committee procedures, experience of sitting on a charity board, and/or a legal qualification.
Meetings take place quarterly at approximately 9:00 in London/virtually.
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Community Support Education Human and Civil Rights Deadline 05/02/2021
Indigo Volunteers is a charity that recruits volunteers, supports grassroots organisations, and creates networks along the European refugee route. They believe in the power of ordinary people and enable them to work together to support refugees and displaced people. Their vision is to be the leading voice in responsible volunteering, empowering a network of grassroots humanitarians who work together to grow and thrive.
They are currently looking for a Treasurer, Secretary, and Advisor to join their board of trustees. They would particularly like to hear from those with experience or knowledge of the legal duties of charities, fundraising, in particular through trusts and grant giving organisations, PR/marketing, or business/social enterprise/technology. They would also welcome applications from those who have lived experience as a refugee or worked at senior-level within the context of refugee-related work.
Meetings take place quarterly at approximately 12.30. They are mostly held remotely, but with occasional meetings in London.
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Wanstead and Woodford Migrant Support
Homelessness and Housing Legal Advice and Justice Race and Ethnicity Deadline 31/01/2021
Wanstead and Woodford Migrant Support (WWMS) provides specialist immigration advice to vulnerable migrants living in the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest, Havering and Barking & Dagenham, and Essex. They are setting up a pre-action protocol service to challenge unlawful decisions made by public bodies relating to housing and healthcare and are keen to establish a fuller housing advice service in the future. They also provide a signposting and referral service. Their mission is to empower migrants so that they can achieve their life goals.
They are looking for new trustees with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Human resources, legal, marketing, fundraising, policy and campaigning, advice provision and/or monitoring and evaluation.
WWMS is fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people. However, at present, WWMS wishes to diversify its board and would like to particularly encourage applications from those with lived experience similar to those of their beneficiaries.
Meetings take place quarterly at 7.45pm in Woodford Green, but are currently being held remotely.
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