Trustees – Scottish Legal Action Group



Who we are?

The Scottish Legal Action Group is a registered independent charity that seeks to promote access to justice in Scotland. The Group was established in 1975 with the aim of providing better legal services and better access to justice in Scotland, to the benefit of the economically or socially disadvantaged. The Scottish Legal Action Group has sought to achieve its aims through campaigning, responding to Government consultations and via the publication of a monthly legal Journal which gives attention to areas of the law such as welfare, housing, employment and debt that are neglected elsewhere. The Group’s funding is primarily derived from its membership subscriptions. The Group has several exciting projects planned for the next 12 months including extending into academic publishing and a campaign of nationwide engagement with law students on the importance of human rights and access to justice.

The Roles

The Group is now looking to appoint up to four trustees who;

  • Are motivated to support access to justice in Scotland and contribute to the strategic development of the organisation;
  • Can bring insight, experience and a desire to make a difference to legal services in Scotland;
  • Can commit to attending in person four quarterly meetings per year in the central belt plus an annual strategy meeting and are available on an ad hoc basis monthly to discuss the Group’s business via phone and email; and
  • Can assist in raising the profile of the group and contribute to planned upcoming campaigns and projects.

The available positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The Scottish Legal Action Group wants its board to be properly representative of Scottish society, recognises it needs to increase its diversity and so applications from women, those with a disability, members of minority ethnic groups, and other groups who are currently under-represented on boards, are therefore especially welcome.

Applications and expressions of interest

In order to apply please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter indicating why you wish to become involved to convenor@scolag.org by 23 June 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Eamon Keane at convenor@scolag.org