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"Our model of legal support makes us stand out from the rest - we care about our clients’ situations and will help them as much as we can, through our free or affordable services."
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"One of the greatest challenges to accessing specialist legal advice is that people don’t always recognise that their problem has a legal resolution. Providing people with specialist legal advice quickly so that we can support them to resolve their problem remains a priority for us."


The North East Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds who are passionate about upholding the rights of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society to come and work for us.

Trustee Vacancy

Are you passionate about social justice?

Do you have a desire to help increase access to justice for marginalised and vulnerable groups in the North East?

Can you commit four voluntary hours per month to support our work?

North East Law Centre want to hear from people that can devote some time to help us deliver our mission: to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to seek justice.

About us

North East Law Centre (NELC) is a charity established in 1978, and a member of the Law Centres Network (LCN). NELC provides free legal advice to people across the North East who cannot afford to pay for a solicitor and who are not eligible for funded legal advice through legal aid.

We currently deliver a range of legal advice and representation projects in asylum, immigration, family, employment, welfare benefits, education, and discrimination law, as well as targeted community legal education and employment work. Also, we provide a range of work to support organisations in the voluntary and community sector, including training programmes, development, and partnership work to improve capacity and to develop new ways of working with clients.

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to contribute to the strategic direction of the Law Centre and can share their own experience and dedication to making our charity more inclusive and equality focused. We are particularly keen to have applications from people who have experience of one or more of the following, but would be happy to hear from anyone who may be interested:

· experience of private legal practice

· not-for-profit governance

· expertise in marketing, HR or information technology.

Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary. We welcome applications from anyone, aged 18 or over. You will work in partnership with other experienced Trustees, the Centre Director, and the Senior Management Team to help shape the future of our services.

We strive to be diverse and inclusive, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion runs through every part of the organisation. In recruiting our staff and trustees, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender, age, religion, disability and sexual orientation and beliefs.

Please contact our Centre Director, Michael Fawole (e: t: 0191 230 4777), if you would like additional information about the role or use the link below to download the application pack.

Trustee-Vacancy-Information- pack-1docx

To find out more about these services or to make an appointment, please get in touch.

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