Trustee position at the International Law Book Facility (ILBF)

The International Law Book Facility (ILBF) supports legal education and access to justice through sharing legal knowledge.  

This mission is achieved by shipping donated legal textbooks to organisations overseas, including universities and law schools, judiciaries, bar associations, and NGOs. Since it was founded in 2005, the ILBF has shipped over 75,000 textbooks to more than 200 organisations in 54 countries.

Books are donated by law firms, chambers, courts, in-house legal teams, lecturers and students. The ILBF works collaboratively with a number of UK organisations sharing access to justice as a guiding principle, including: ROLE UK, A4ID, the CMJA, the CLA and the UK Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network. Building and maintaining relationships is key to the operations of the ILBF.

Funding for our operations comes from across the legal sector and, in a more challenging funding environment for charities, this remains a core future focus.

The trustees of the ILBF play a vital role in supporting the charity to achieve its aims and objectives. We are seeking to appoint one or more trustees to our trustee board, who will help us increase our impact, being just as passionate about access to justice. 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
  • Fundraising, particularly corporate partnerships
  • Knowledge/experience of international shipping

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.

A copy of the recruitment pack can be found here:

For an informal discussion, please contact Katrina Crossley, CEO of the ILBF, at

To apply

If you think you can contribute to the work of the ILBF, please complete this very brief application form to be sent with a copy of your CV to

Closing date for the applications: Sunday, 31st July 2022

Initial interviews with shortlisted candidates: w/c Monday, 5th September 2022