Article 11 Trust – Call for Legal Compliance Trustee

The Article 11 Trust is looking for a new voluntary Trustee to join our board.

A key part of our mission is to direct funds to grass roots organisations that may otherwise struggle to access funding for their charitable work. As we grow, it is essential that we ensure our policies and procedures are fit for purpose, enabling the Trustees to make informed, accountable, and compliant decisions. We are therefore looking for someone who can take the lead in maintaining and developing these, supported by our staff and volunteers, as well as seeking independent legal advice where required.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and experience of charity law and regulation, who can help to guide the Trustees in ensuring we fulfil our charitable objectives. This experience may have come through professional training and qualification, or through work as a trustee or staff member of a similar organisation.

They will become a full member of our Board of Trustees, participating in our key strategic decision making, as well as ensuring we are fulfilling all of our regulatory responsibilities. We estimate this role, including attending meetings, will take 2-8 hours a month.

Key Responsibilities

  • To maintain a detailed working practical knowledge of charity law and regulation.
  • To guide the Trustees, staff, and volunteers in exercising their collective responsibility and obligations when scrutinising grant applications and recipients, challenging where necessary.
  • To lead on developing our compliance and reporting processes, ensuring both accountability and accessibility within the requirements of the Charity Commission.
  • To seek professional advice where necessary to ensure compliance with our legal obligations
  • To act as a Trustee of the Article 11 Trust.

To Apply

Please send a brief email (up to 400 words) to outlining your relevant experience and demonstrating your commitment to Article 11’s aims. You do not need to send a formal CV.

As this is a volunteer role, there are no formal interviews. The steering group will follow up with interested candidates by phone or video call to discuss your experience and the responsibilities of the role in more detail, so please include your contact details.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work around policing, we may request up to two personal references from you before commencement of the role.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.