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JRS Board of Trustees Roles

JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least two skilled and committed members to our Board of Trustees. These new Board members will also be appointed to the Board of the new social enterprise of JustRight Scotland, JRS Knowhow.

The successful candidates will play an important part in supporting the continuing success of JustRight Scotland and overseeing the development of JRS Knowhow.

We are looking for candidates who have skills and experience relevant to both roles. Training will be provided.

Expected commitment

Number of positions: At least 2

Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable

Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh (currently online)

Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.

JRS Knowhow

JRS Knowhow is a social enterprise which has been established to develop and deliver training, knowledge transfer and skills development in law and human rights. It will help people and organisations share great ideas and teach important skills, using technology and best practice in accessible methods of learning.

The role of Trustee

You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity and social enterprise. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity and social enterprise is administered effectively and in accordance with law.

For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.

This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Your skills and experience

Essential criteria
  • Skills in strategic oversight, organisational development and team working.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships
  • A commitment to the promotion of human rights and social justice for all people in Scotland
  • Ability to understand basic accounts and finance (training is also provided)
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable understanding of the governance of a social enterprise, or experience of developing, delivering, or managing remote learning
  • Experience of business planning, especially in the context of a new start-up.
  • Background in any of the following, whether in public, private or charity sector: governance, strategy, policy, IT/digital, fundraising and income generation, communications, human resources, finance, audit and risk.
  • Lived experience in any of our areas of work.

 

JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.

Application notes

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 10th May 2021 (provisional date only)

To apply please download our application pack here or contact Jenny Cook, JustRight Scotland Room 1, 1st Floor, 39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2ER

An informal discussion with a member of the Board can be arranged. If you would like to do this, please contact Jenny on recruitment@justrightscotland.org.uk

 


JustRight Interns

Each year we recruit a number of legal interns, as well as policy and communications interns to work with our team, as part of our commitment to providing training and opportunities for future social justice leaders.

We work with the University of Glasgow Law School and with The Robertson Trust Scholars programme to provide paid and unpaid internship opportunities. We also offer an annual dissertation placement to a student from the University of Edinburgh’s LLM in Human Rights.

We are not currently recruiting, but keep an eye on our website and social media to make sure you don’t miss out on our next recruitment round.

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We are grateful for the support of fellow solicitors, and other professionals, who have generously given their time and skills to further our work. We occasionally require specialist professional advice and services, are open to offers of assistance, or a proposal to collaborate on a specific piece of work.

To make enquiries about a pro bono project with us, please get in touch using our contact form.

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