Legal Trustee

Salary: Unpaid, voluntary role
Contract Type: Part-Time
Closing Date: 14/02/2022

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), is a charity that operates in South East London and areas of Kent. CACT works in partnership with local authorities, health organisations and other charities to deliver a variety of projects that aim to empower local communities, change lives and address issues around health, crime, education and employment.

CACT’s trustees have responsibilities under both company law as directors and under charity law, as trustees. Trustees play a vital role in the strategic leadership and direction of the charity, working closely with the chief executive and executive team.  

Through your contribution, you would be able to make an impact by supporting an award-winning charity that has an excellent reputation in the community for delivering quality, life-changing services with a lasting impact.

CACT’s highly committed board of trustees comprise of people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and specialist knowledge. Trustees are seeking to recruit a legal trustee who can take a lead role for all matters associated with the legal aspects for the charity and welcome your application if you fulfil the following key criteria:

• Be a qualified and practising solicitor or barrister in England and Wales

• Take a lead role on the board to ensure that a culture of compliance with laws and regulations is promoted and integral within the organisation and in delivery of all services

• Use legal knowledge to help inform the organisations strategic plan 

• Provide the board with updates on legal issues that are escalated to the Legal Trustee and answer questions with respect to legal issues that arise on an ad hoc basis at board meetings

CACT is committed to embracing and fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as in the delivery of its services and programmes, by promoting a positive organisational culture that values all staff, volunteers and service users. 

CACT seeks to ensure diversity of the board of trustees, and while not essential, we particularly welcome applications from individuals from communities currently under-represented on our Board, including women, Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, and people with disabilities.

For further information please download the application pack on the right of this page. To apply, please return the completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to

CACT is committed to the safeguarding of its staff, volunteers and service users. Any role offered made is subject to satisfactory references, DBS and other required checks.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Kathy Smart, Head of Governance and Support Services:

Interviews to take place: Week beginning 21 February 2022

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