Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre seeks Treasurer to join Trustee Board
Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is a vibrant Law Centre located in central Hammersmith. It has been providing legal advice and representation to people in the community for over 40 years. It also gives support and training to other community groups. It aims to overcome the obstacles to access to justice faced by the most disadvantaged when dealing with the legal system.
The Law Centre seeks a financially qualified Treasurer who will join the Board of Trustees of the Centre and advise it on all financial matters as well as contribute to the overall strategy development.
The Treasurer helps the Board maintain oversight of the Centre’s finances including by scrutinising all budgetary and financial reports. The Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining an overview of the Law Centre’s financial affairs and will lead the Board in its role of ensuring that all appropriate due diligence is exercised over financial procedures, that proper accounting records are kept, and financial resources are managed in accordance with governance best practice and any legal requirements.
The Treasurer also works closely with the management team on financial issues, including assisting with the annual accounting and reporting processes.
The Treasurer, alongside other Trustees, will serve as a steward of the charity’s resources and will be responsible for the Law Centre’s strategy, operations, adherence to law and regulation, and financial management.
The successful candidate will be motivated and financially experienced who is either a qualified accountant or has held a responsible role in the managing of financial affairs. Whilst not essential, a strong understanding of legal accounting frameworks will be beneficial, as will a familiarity with UK charity accounting.
The Law Centre welcomes applications from candidates who are applying for their first Trustee role.
The Law Centre welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, belief or disability.
Applications from people from minoritised backgrounds are particularly encouraged as the Law Centre is keen to maintain a high level of diversity on its Board.
All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.
Terms of Appointment
This role is unremunerated, but reasonable, pre-agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment is for a three-year term, which can be renewed once at the discretion of the Board. Board meetings are usually in person, but remote attendance can be arranged by agreement.
Send your c.v. and a covering email to Dorota Hubiak, or for more information contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre are committed to promoting social justice through specialist legal support services to advice giving organisations and disadvantaged individuals. The Centre exist to tackle unmet legal needs. The Centre’s principal activity continues to be the provision of specialist legal advice and representation mainly to persons resident and working in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in areas of Housing, Immigration, Welfare Benefits, Family and Employment Law. Our operations are focused on our community in Hammersmith & Fulham.
We are seeking volunteer Trustees who live or work in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to join our experienced Board to oversee the Law Centre’s governance, compliance and planning, and to enable the charity to continue to grow in line with our strategy so we can help more residents access justice and their legal rights.
To support this important work, we wish to recruit candidates with the following desirable skills:
- Fundraising and Finance
- IT systems/Digital
- Other relevant skills
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, including black and minority ethnic candidates, younger people, and people with disabilities as these groups are under represented on our Board. We are also keen to hear from candidates with lived experience of poverty and accessing Law Centre services.
Trustees are required to attend 4 Board meetings and 1 away day each year.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to support a local community Law Centre and it will allow you to see the impact of your own, and the Board’s actions. You will contribute to making a difference to the lives of others by ensuring that we continue to be a sustainable key provider of legal services for our community.
How to Apply
For more information about the role, and to apply please email the Law Centre for an application pack: email@example.com