Trustee opportunities at LSA!
Would you like to help make a difference to address inequality and achieve social justice? Get on Board as a Trustee joining LSA’s Board of Directors. Our Trustees play a crucial role in shaping our vision and mission. This is a particularly exciting time to join the Board as we set our Strategic priorities and enter our Fourth decade of challenging injustice.
LSA takes pride in tackling unmet legal needs, addressing the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. As one of the largest law centre in Scotland, we provide legal advice and representation and enhance legal education through research, publications and seminars.
We are keen to appoint new members to our Board with a broad range of experience – from legal campaigners to community activists. Specifically, we are looking for people with some experience in the following areas – working in or, ideally, experience of the law or advice sectors, financial management, policy and campaigning, HR and people management and understanding of or experience in working in central government or local authorities.
You may be a professional with specific skills which we need to drive our Law Centre forward, or have general experience of committee skills; but you may also be a local campaigner committed to social justice and working to achieve a more equal society. We are looking to build a diverse Board with a range of ages and backgrounds that can reflect the areas of work we are involved in and provide the necessary oversight of the complex work we do.
Enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to get involved are key attributes. Previous Board/Trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and will support you and provide necessary training where required.
The role of Trustees is voluntary and whilst the role is unpaid, Trustees find the role hugely rewarding and any expenses incurred in the role will be reimbursed. Trustees are requested where possible to participate in various Sub-Committees and attend LSA’s AGM and Strategic Development Day. Trustees meet at least six times per year. In addition to Sub-Committees meetings six times a year.
Further information about LSA and role of Trustees can be found in our Recruitment Pack. Our Chief Executive, Aaliya Seyal, is happy to speak to Potential Trustees in advance of submitting an application to provide more information about LSA and the role of Trustees.