ILBF opportunity—Trustee

We’re recruiting! The trustees of the ILBF are looking for a new trustee, who can contribute in a direct and practical way to the growth of the charity.

If you are passionate about access to justice and sharing legal knowledge across the world, and would like to join our trustee board, we’d love to hear from you.

Our trustees play a vital role in supporting the ILBF to achieve its aims and objectives. We’re seeking to appoint one or more trustees to our trustee board who will help us increase our impact by being as passionate about access to justice as we are. We welcome applications from people who share our values, and we would particularly like to hear from applicants with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and experience of international pro bono – either from practice, with an NGO, or with an international professional organisation or corporation
  • Networks overseas, especially in Africa, where the majority of our shipments are received
  • Business strategy, leadership and organisational development within the private and/or voluntary sector
  • Fundraising, particularly corporate partnerships
  • Knowledge/experience of international shipping

Trustees of the ILBF are unpaid, and ordinarily meet together three times a year to provide strategic insight, governance and financial oversight. In between meetings, there are many opportunities for trustees to get directly involved with our work, whether assisting with fund raising, strategic planning, building networks, or future development.

The trustees are supported by an experienced and dedicated team of volunteers, who are members of the operating committee led by the CEO. The ILBF’s patrons, many of whom have at one time been a trustee, provide additional, invaluable support.

Having a board that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and work, and the communities that our books support overseas, is also important to us. We therefore encourage people from a range of backgrounds and experiences to apply. We welcome applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) and/or LGBTQ+ backgrounds, and from a range of socio-economic, age and educational backgrounds.

For details of the role, how to find out more, and how to apply, please see our dedicated page: Trustee position at the International Law Book Facility (ILBF).

To watch some of our trustees talk about our work in our 15th anniversary film, see: