Trustee sought by Prisoners’ Advice Service

Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS) is the only independent registered charity offering free legal advice and representation to adult prisoners on their rights and prison rules in England and Wales.

PAS does not accept Home Office or Prison Service funding, as this may affect its independence.

As the Criminal Justice System is much on the nation’s agenda,  it is a particularly important and exciting time to join our Trustees and complement PAS’s  small but highly motivated Management Committee where an effective commitment to access to ‘justice behind bars’ is the shared value.

As a Trustee, you will contribute to the strategic governance of the organisation and the setting and monitoring of overall policy; keep strategic priorities under review; agree targets and budgets; evaluate organisational performance and help the organisation fundraise.

Meetings take place quarterly in central London in the evening, with additional attendance requested at the Strategic Day and PAS’s Annual Lecture (November) and Panel Discussion (May).

PAS is currently seeking to recruit a Trustee with sound knowledge of current employment law and/or current experience of managing Human Resources in an SME or a small charity.

The Board encourages applications from candidates with disabilities or experience of mental health services, as well as black and minority ethnic applicants and ex-prisoners.

Trustees are volunteers, but travel costs and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing date for applications: Friday 20 September, 2019, with interviews planned for W/C 30 September, 2019.

If you are interested in playing a strategic role in PAS’s developments, please email a current CV and covering letter

Thank you.