TRUSTEE LEGAL SPECIALIST

TRUSTEE LEGAL SPECIALIST

Trustee/Governor
J72048
At a glance

Skills

  • Legal
  • General / operations management

Where

Bristol, BS2 8ED
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No, but we do like applicants to have a knowledge of the South West

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
For a three-year period, with a three-year extension. Four 2 hour meetings a year + an AGM.

Deadline

31 Dec 2021

Come and join our successful charity! It’s in the Bag Cancer Support is a charity based in the South West of England raising awareness of, and supporting men, with testicular cancer. We are looking for a trustee with legal expertise.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a trustee with legal expertise to play a significant role in strengthening our board of trustees. To ensure It’s in the Bag Cancer Support remains legally compliant, ascertain the challenges entailed in partnership working including the potential of mergers and appraising the implications of contracts, intellectual property and data protection. To help develop and review policies and contractual documents.

This is a voluntary role for a three-year period, with a three-year extension subject to satisfactory performance and the Board currently meet a minimum of four times a year + AGM.

All reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a trustee with legal expertise to play a significant role in strengthening our board of trustees. To ensure It’s in the Bag Cancer Support remains legally compliant, ascertain the challenges entailed in partnership working including the potential of mergers and appraising the implications of contracts, intellectual property and data protection. To help develop and review policies and contractual documents.

Generic

  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience of working within the charity, voluntary and public sector.
  • Commercial and/or governance experience.
  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.

Essential:

  • In possession of a relevant legal qualification
  • Experience of providing legal support and advice (to a charity would be
  • desirable but not essential)
  • Legal experience from either the private or public sector, though experience of the charity sector would also be advantageous.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Understanding of data protection legislation and changing regulations.
  • Understanding of fundraising and charity legislation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects the work of our charity.

The role provides a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge. If you are a people person with enthusiasm for networking alongside making a big difference to a small charity, then we would really like to hear from you.

What difference will you make?

We are currently looking to expand our board of trustees to increase our diversity and to ensure we have the right team to meet future challenges and opportunities. We are particularly looking for applicants with skills and experience in finance (Treasurer), law, business, health and well-being, fundraising/income generation and marketing.

The majority of our team have been with the charity from the outset and whilst this is admirable, are keen to see what the charity could do with a wider skillset. Like many charities we have been directly affected by the Covid19 pandemic, so this is another reason to search for the skills and expertise to help lead the charity forward.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The role provides a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge. If you are a people person with enthusiasm for networking alongside making a big difference to a small charity, then we would really like to hear from you.

Before you apply

Please send a CV plus written statement of no more than 500 words to support your application.
Causes
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Men
  • Young people
  • We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

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