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Trustee with Legal Experience

Reach Volunteering
Islington, London (Greater)
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
28 Nov 2020

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Contract Type
Consultancy / Strategy
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Job Details

The Peel is a financially sustainable grassroots charity that works with the local community to develop creative activities that bring people together, from street parties to local newspapers. We are a friendly organisation that aims to be as diverse as the neighbourhood. We are looking for someone with legal experience to join our board. If you are as passionate about creating connected communities in Clerkenwell we would love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Legal experience
  • Integrity
  • A passion for making Clerkenwell a more connected community
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • Good, independent judgment 
  • The ability to think creatively 
  • Willingness to speak their mind and work effectively as a member of a team

What difference will you make?

As a trustee of The Peel you will provide oversight and accountability, ensuring our plans and overall approach are in keeping with our mission to build a more connected community from which everyone can benefit.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the board of a financial stable and innovative organisation that is striving to support people who are isolated or living on low incomes so that they are able to participate in their neighbourhood.

Time Commitment

The Board meets four times per year. Trustees are also expected to join a sub committee which involves a further four meetings per year. Meetings take place in the evening and are currently video meetings, although previously they have taken place at our community centre, 3 Corners.


Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Find Us
020 3943 9901
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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