JustRight Scotland
JustRight Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC047818

JustRight Scotland was established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers, working towards a new model of Collaborative Social Justice. We have 40 years’ experience between us of developing and implementing projects, legal services, legal education and research and policy work within the justice and human rights sector within Scotland and further afield.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th April 2021

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 as Non-Executive Directors of the wholly owned subsidiary, and social enterprise of JustRight Scotland, JRS Knowhow.

These roles will play an important part in supporting and overseeing the development of JRS Knowhow and will share responsibility for its success, including financial viability and compliance with all relevant regulations.

We are therefore seeking to expand our Board of Trustees to ensure that we have the skills and capacity to support this new enterprise. We are looking for candidates who have skills and experience relevant to both roles.

Expected commitment

Number of positions: At least 2

Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable

Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh

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

Who are JustRight Scotland?

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that all our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We aim to tackle those issues by sharing resources, and working with non-lawyers, to explore models for providing expert legal advice and information, efficiently and effectively. We have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.

Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk

JRS Knowhow

JRS Knowhow is a social enterprise that will help people share great ideas and teach important skills for good, in line with our wider mission. It will help people and organisations leverage new technology and best practice in accessible methods of learning to profitably bring their face-to-face training materials into online and remote delivery models.

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: Demonstrable skills in strategic oversight, development and team working. Eligible to become a charity trustee under Charity law. PVG check required.

Desirable criteria: Understanding of the governance of a social enterprise, and/or significant experience of developing, delivering, or managing remote learning across a range of methods and platforms. Background in any of the following, whether in the public, private or charity sector would be helpful contributions to a diverse Board: human resources, policy, strategy, communications, administration, finance, audit and risk, fundraising, and IT and digital strategy. Ability to understand basic accounts and finance or willingness to learn (training will be provided). Lived experience in any of our areas of work.

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

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