1. Plus Importance Project

Trustee (Law and Social Policy Lead)

Bristol

As our Law and Social Policy Lead, you will oversee aspects of our work such as our responses to local and national consultations and the charity’s official positioning on certain topics. You will also share your expertise in this area with the other trustees.

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Who we are

The Plus Importance Project is a newly registered charity that improves understanding and inclusivity of people in the + of LGBT+, defined as “sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics including, but not limited to, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary, pansexual and queer”.

As the UK’s first registered charity with a focus on the + of LGBT+, we provide training and support to organisations, educate the public and conduct research on identities in the +.


The role

As our Law and Social Policy Lead, you will oversee aspects of our
work such as our responses to local and national consultations and
the charity’s official positioning on certain topics. You will also share
your expertise in this area with the other trustees to help them make
informed decisions.

As a Trustee, you will also ensure the charity delivers on its vision
and keeps to its values. The Board of Trustees are both jointly and
individually responsible for the governance and strategic direction
of the charity, its financial health and its activities in accordance
with our governing documents and legal and regulatory guidelines.

This role requires a time commitment averaging 1-2 hours per week,
including attendance at monthly Board of Trustee meetings (in
Bristol), meetings with the Founder and other ad-hoc meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the charity complies with its governing document, charity law and other relevant legislation and regulations
  • Ensuring the charity is financially sustainable in both the short-term and long-term and does not spend money on activities
    that are not part of its charitable objects
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the charity, setting
    overall policy, defining targets and evaluating performance
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity and
    managing risks
  • Overseeing and supporting the charity’s responses to local and
    national consultations
  • Establishing the charity’s official positioning on topics such as
    education, sport and healthcare
  • Ensuring that all trustees are aware of any relevant laws and
    policies when making decisions
  • Supporting the wider work of the Plus Importance Project

Person Specification

Essential:

  • ​Experience and knowledge of law and/or social policy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in scrutinising details and problem-solving
  • Passion for the work of the charity
  • Personal or professional interest in the work of the Plus
    Importance Project
  • Able to offer at least 1-2 hours per week

Preferable:

  • ​Experience of being a charity trustee or a similar role overseeing
    the management and administration of an organisation
  • Ability to scrutinise financial budgets and processes
  • Knowledge of LGBT+ topics, particularly regarding identities in
    the + of LGBT+ and how this applies to law and social policy

We particularly welcome applications from people that have lived
experience that is currently underrepresented on our Board of
Trustees, such as people who are Black, Asian, intersex or
aromantic.

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-law-and-social-policy-lead-application-pack.pdf - Download
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