About the organisation
Reach Volunteering are currently working with Guts UK in the recruitment of a Legal Trustee.
Previously known as Core, Guts UK is the only medical research charity that covers all digestive conditions of the gut, liver and pancreas, from top to tail. Guts UK is uniquely placed as the sister charity of the British Society of Gastroenterology – the digestive health of the nation is in their hands. With our new name, brand and improved outreach, Guts UK will be the voice for those who feel their digestive condition is not understood or taken seriously enough. Guts UK can raise the banner for all digestive disorders to remove stigma, raise awareness and promote important conversations free from fear, shame and embarrassment. Guts UK understands the importance of healthy guts. If the gut works, life works. We are fascinated with the workings of “the inner tube of life” and by bringing the urgency of the patients’ need alongside the expertise of health professionals, together we can understand more and help others
About the role
The legal trustee does not need to be a specialist in a specific field, but should be willing to familiarise themselves with the legal framework surrounding the organisation’s actions and plans as required. These skills will be particularly useful in considering and executing significant changes to the shape of the organisation including collaborations, mergers, partnerships, contractual obligations and data protection.
The legal trustee’s expertise and engagement will play a significant role in strengthening the board of trustees. In particular, you will help Guts UK to ensure it remains legally compliant whilst also playing a critical role in ascertaining the feasibility and challenges entailed in partnership working including the potential of mergers and appraising the implications of contracts, intellectual property and data protection.
With ambitious plans taking shape, this is a very exciting time to join Guts UK. You will have a huge influence over the organisation, its future development and direction
- 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.
- Experience in a leadership role.
- Commercial and/or governance experience would be desirable
On average, it is estimated that this role will require 8 hours per month. Trustees are expected to attend four board meetings per year with some strategy days.
How to apply
Applications must be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance. To apply, please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.
If you wish to find out more about the role please request a copy of the candidate pack.