Ealing Law centre is an award-winning Law Centre based at Hanwell Community Library. Its principal activity is the provision of legal advice and assistance to people in need -mainly, those living or working in the London Borough of Ealing. We have recently co-located with Hanwell Community Library and are entering an exciting stage of our development. Ealing Law Centre exists to tackle unmet legal need.
This is an exciting time to be joining our diverse Board of Trustees. After the pandemic our services are being reshaped, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards the shape of our future work and influence how we serve our community.
We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary role without remuneration. As a Board member with special responsibility for finance the Treasurer will work closely with our Director and support Ealing Law Centre’s service development.
We are specifically looking for a Trustee with expertise in finance and someone who understands grant funded organisations. Experience and knowledge of Law Centre’s work and service delivery under Legal Aid is desirable though not essential.
The ideal candidate will be based locally in the London Borough of Ealing, and have
- experience of financial management at a senior level,
- the ability to challenge and support decisions to ensure financial sustainability of the Law Centre,
- sound judgement,
- excellent interpersonal skills whilst having an ability to maintain independence.
Ealing Law Centre Board is responsible for the overall governance, monitoring, and strategic direction of Ealing Law Centre. Governance is through the Board of Trustees and sub-committees as required.
You will be expected to attend our quarterly Board meetings, and to meet with the Ealing Law Centre Director at least monthly. We recommend you allocate 2 hours per Board meeting and 1 hour for each monthly meeting with the Director.
The Board works together with the Director to ensure that Ealing Law Centre meets its stated aims and objectives. It is responsible for ensuring that Ealing Law Centre meets the regulatory requirements of the Charity Commission, Office of Immigration Services Commission, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Legal Aid Agency, its grant funders, and all other legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Treasurer’s responsibilities include advising, guiding and reassuring the Board on all aspects of the financial management, reporting, control systems and chairing the Finance Committee. Trustees are responsible for helping set strategic direction, managing risk and scrutinising work, policies, and finances, working alongside
our incredible staff team.
Ealing Law Centre trustees work closely together. Each new trustee on the Board is allocated a mentor. We can offer our Trustees training in house.
We are looking to appoint additional trustees to join our team. To learn more about what’s involved in being a trustee for a charity visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved.
Ealing Law Centre is currently looking for an exceptional Finance Officer to support our finance operations. You will be working with an award winning team committed to providing free legal services for the community. As Finance Officer you will be responsible for maintaining our financial systems, producing a quarterly financial report including management accounts for our Trustee Board and statutory financial reporting to the Charity Commission, and Companies House.
You will work closely with the Director/Supervising Solicitor, Treasurer of Ealing Law Centre as well as other staff. The post holder will support functions such as setting up and management of budgets, processing of invoices and transactions, preparing financial reports for funders, providing support during the annual auditing process to ensure all financial and compliance requirements are met and keeping accurate financial records. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Ealing Law Centre as it brings its services to the heart of the community in its new offices at Hanwell Community Library and to develop your skills.
This role is suitable for a candidate with an accounting background, qualification/or qualified by experience, who
- has an excellent understanding and experience of financial planning
- is well organised with a high level of attention to detail
- is able to communicate effectively with financial and non-financial staff
- has the ability to both organise and prioritise your own workload, and
- work flexibly and pro-actively. skills and experience at the same time.
Location: Hanwell Community Library – London Borough of Ealing
Salary: £30,000 per annum (Pro-rata)
Hours: 14 Hours (Monday to Friday 9.30-5.30) (Possibility for flexible working)
Contract length: Permanent
Deadline: Applicants should apply no later than Monday 11th July 2022
Interviews are expected to take place on 22nd July 2022
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Join Ealing Law Centre as a trustee!
We are looking for people who share our values and vision.
Ealing Law centre is an award winning Law Centre based at Hanwell Community Library. Ealing Law Centre exists to tackle unmet legal need. Its principal activity is the provision of legal advice and assistance to people in need -mainly, those living or working in the London Borough of Ealing. We have recently co-located with Hanwell Community Library and are entering an exciting stage of our development.
Trustees are responsible for helping set strategic direction, managing risk and scrutinising work, policies and finances, working alongside our incredible staff team. We are looking to appoint additional Trustees to join our team. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved
This is a rewarding voluntary role.
Who we are looking for:
You do not need to have previous experience of being a trustee as mentoring will be provided. We are particularly looking for people with one or more of the following skills and experience:
- Understanding of finances, especially charity accounting and /or legal aid.
- Local connections within other community groups or organisations within the London Borough of Ealing.
- Knowledge of Immigration law
- Communications, marketing and IT
- Commitment to the organisation and ability to work as part of the team.
We would also welcome applications from people with one or more of the following skills and experience:
- Human resources
- Grant making
Minimum time commitment required :
- Board meetings x 4 per year – up to 2 hours plus reading material ahead of time
- Strategy day
If you are interested in the idea of being a trustee but want to know a little more, we will be more than happy to chat with you. We particularly encourage applicants from under-represented groups and those with lived experience of our service.
Please contact email@example.com for more information and an application form.
Closing date for applications is 11 February 2022
We look forward to hearing from you!