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Legal Trustee

Are you looking to make a difference to people living in your local community through volunteering?

We currently have a vacancy for Trustee who can help us achieve our aims through proving the Board with expertise on legal matters.
Each trustee that currently sits on our board has experience and expertise relevant to a charity responsibility. The current vacancy requires experience and strategic understanding of legal aspects to aid the other Trustees as part of the team which enables the Charity to thrive.


Main responsibilities of the Trustee

  • Undertaking a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the legal aspects of the organisation.
  • Using knowledge obtained through your career and legal work to help inform the organisation’s strategic plans.
  • Provide expertise on legal reviews of documents, contracts etc.
  • Working with Senior Management and other trustees to foster a better understanding within the Board of the legal aspects of the organisation.
  • Acting as a critical friend to the organisation’s executive team when obtaining and acting on legal advice
  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects for the benefit of the public
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the chief executive.
  • In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee utilises specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions on their portfolio of responsibility, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Person specification:

  • Legal experience
  • A commitment to the organisation
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

What’s in it for the volunteer?
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dedicated and engaged board. You will be joining a fantastic team with a diverse range of skills and have the opportunity to really make a difference.

What difference will you make?
All of our Trustees at Lamp work together to deliver the Charity’s notable passion towards improving the lives of those experiencing mental health issues.

Time Commitment:
Trustee Board meetings are held approximately every 6-8 weeks. There are also 2 board development session each year.

The board have been meeting remotely online since the start of the pandemic and have found this to work very effectively. They are planning on continuing meeting this way for at least 50% of board meetings going forward.


How to Apply

Applications must be made via Reach in the first instance. Please email trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.co.uk and provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work forthe organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

The closing date for this role is the 30th September 2020

Strategic Engagement Trustee

Are you looking to make a difference to people living in your local community through volunteering?

We currently have a vacancy for Trustee who can help us achieve our aims through local strategic engagement.

Each trustee that currently sits on our board has experience and expertise relevant to a charity responsibility. The current vacancy requires experience and strategic understanding of legal aspects to aid the other Trustees as part of the team which enables the Charity to thrive.


Main responsibilities of the Trustee

  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects for the benefit of the public
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the chief executive.
  • In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee utilises specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions on their portfolio of responsibility, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Person specification:

  • Experience as a senior manager leading and developing a stakeholder engagement strategy
  • A commitment to the organisation
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

What’s in it for the volunteer?
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dedicated and engaged board. You will be joining a fantastic team with a diverse range of skills.

What difference will you make?
All of our Trustees at Lamp work together to deliver the Charity’s notable passion towards improving the lives of those experiencing mental health issues.

Time Commitment:
Trustee Board meetings are held approximately every 6-8 weeks. There are also 2 board development session each year.

The board have been meeting remotely online since the start of the pandemic and have found this to work very effectively. They are planning on continuing meeting this way for at least 50% of board meetings going forward.


How to Apply

Applications must be made via Reach in the first instance. Please email trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.co.uk and provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work forthe organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

The closing date for this role is the 30th September 2020

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