Chair of Trustees

Job role: Volunteer - Trustee
Advice Area: Disability
Organisation: Disability Law Service
Job type:Volunteer - Trustee
Working hours: Part time
Location: London
Salary: Voluntary/unpaid
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Closing date: 30-11-2020

Disability Law Service is a unique national organisation providing a free legal advice and representation service for disabled people. Since 1975 we have been challenging the poverty and inequality faced by people with disabilities by securing equal access to legal rights and entitlements. We are also playing a growing role in commenting on and influencing policy as it relates to disabled people. We are a Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), meaning that we are led by those with experience of the issues that we aim to address. We are a registered charity.

Our current Chair is standing down after three years and we are now looking to recruit someone with the experience and qualities to replace them. The person that we are looking for will themselves be a deaf or disabled person and be committed to the aims of DLS and to promoting the rights of disabled people. Some experience of the third sector and/or of being a trustee would be an advantage but is not essential.

They must be able and willing to represent and act as an advocate for the organisation. They will have links into relevant wider networks, such as the access to justice sector, the private law sector or the wider business world.

The Board meets from 6 – 8pm on a bi-monthly basis. It is expected that the Chair will be in regular contact with the Chief Executive and, as necessary, with the other Board members.  This is an extremely rewarding but voluntary position and is unremunerated.

If you are interested in an informal discussion, please email the Chief Executive, David Laurence, at to arrange a call with the Chief Executive or a trustee.

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