LinkAble Legal Trustee 2022

LinkAble Legal Trustee 2022

Trustee/Governor
J81221
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Legal

Where

Woking, GU21 5HE
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? 10 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
We expect the trustee role to take approximately 1 day a month.

LinkAble is a charity which provides exciting activities for children and adults with learning disabilities. We would like to recruit a Legal Trustee to bolster our experience on our Board as well as our Risk and Governance Committee.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a trustee with a legal background, preferably a qualified lawyer who lives in Woking or the surrounding areas.

Evening Trustee meetings are held about every 6 weeks. Induction and training is provided, as is support from an experienced and knowledgeable Trustee and staff team. The Legal trustee will be invited to join one  or two committees, probably Governance and People. They may also wish to be Chair of a committee. The time commitment overall is roughly 1-2 days a month. 

This is a great opportunity to make a real difference with your time, whether it’s about “putting something back” or building up your skills and experience for your future career. LinkAble makes a big difference in the lives of its service users – you could make a big difference to the charity.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a trustee with a range of skills but specifically Legal Experience. Generally we look for the following in all our trustees:

  1. A demonstrable understanding of and commitment to LinkAble and its strategic objectives
  2. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  3. An ability to analyse information; use good, independent judgment; and a willingness to challenge constructively when necessary
  4. An ability to work professionally and respectfully as a member of a team, making collective decisions which support the vision and mission
  5. A willingness to devote the time and effort needed

LinkAble is a small charity with a community feel.  Trustees are often attend fundraising events and other events organised by the charity.

What difference will you make?

As a member of the Board of Trustees you will:

  • Provide strategic oversight and leadership, ensuring that LinkAble pursues its stated objectives through its vision and mission
  • Ensure that LinkAble operates in accordance with the principles of good governance, complying with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Provide guidance and support as LinkAble seeks to grow to reach more service users in Woking and Surrey Heath

Before you apply

For an initial chat please contact Alison Keeley (Chief Executive) via Reach Volunteering. We are happy to arrange for prospective trustees to visit the charity to see first-hand the work we do.

Causes
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Young people
  • LinkAble offers a wide range of fun stimulating social activities to children, teenagers and adults with learning disabilities. Some our our service users also have a physical disability). As well...