Chair and Trustees

Job Title: Chair and Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: PLP
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2019 12:16

Job Description

Public Law Project (PLP) was set up to ensure that all people have access to public law remedies and can hold the state to account.

Our priority is to promote and preserve the Rule of Law and we’ve never been more relevant as we work to establish lawful foundations for post-Brexit Britain.

We are experiencing a period of significant constitutional change as highlighted by our intervention in the Supreme Court case  ruling the Prime Minister’s prorogue of Parliament unlawful. An orderly Brexit requires Parliament’s ability to scrutinise the secondary legislation. We supported the case with key evidence.

We have successfully led significant social change by bringing forward legal challenges to government restriction on legal aid, migrants’ rights benefits reform, disability discrimination and increasing access to justice. This had a positive impact on many thousands of disadvantaged people. Cases include Rights of WomenCartBen Hoare BellPLP (also known as the residence test case), and intervention in cases concerning costs and judicial review, such as Bhata and Cornerhouse.

Our new Chair could have a legal backgound, but this is not essential as we already have significant legal expertise already at our disposal. We are specifically looking for a Chair who can bring additional experience of governance and board leadership to continue developing our board culture and effectiveness.

We aim to be increasingly strategic, agile, responsive and able to make quick decisions whilst also on the front foot in our dedication to Public Law remedies.

This is a high-profile role and our new Chair will help us to have more impact and influence and support us to increase our public profile.

We are also recruiting a number of new Trustees and we want to attract individuals from a range of different backgrounds, including (but not exclusively) strategic finance, charity governance, digital/modern marketing, professional charity fundraising and / or people with experience of challenging public decisions either personally or as part of a group or campaign.

For further information about the roles, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 |

Grant Taylor | 07958 690184 | 

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