Job Title: Trustee
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: CJA-Trustee
Contact Name: Annette So
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 15, 2021 11:14

Job Description

As we prepare to embark on a new phase of expansion and growth, we are seeking to recruit three Trustees to join us at this exciting time to help us achieve our ambitious goals for a fairer and more effective criminal justice system.

The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) is a network of 160 organisations working towards a fair and effective criminal justice system. Our members include charities, social enterprises, think tanks, research institutions and staff associations. They work across the criminal justice system, in areas such as crime prevention, sentencing, policing, prisons, probation, victim services, mental health, drug policy and treatment, and more. The CJA is based in London but our work and membership extend across England and Wales.

We are looking for individuals who are motivated and committed to the work and mission of the CJA. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with one or more of the following skills and knowledge:-

  • Finance – charity finance and fundraising
  • Legal- knowledge of charity governance and data protection 
  • Organisational development– human resources, information/digital technology, learning and development

The CJA value having a diverse range of perspectives, expertise and insights on the Board.  We welcome and encourage applications from:

  • Black, Asian and minority ethic individuals
  • Individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system, and/or bring an empathy, knowledge or understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Individuals based in/working on criminal justice and related areas in Wales and outside of London and the South-East
  • First-time trustees

This is a voluntary role without remuneration. However, travel expenses as well as other reasonable and necessary costs incurred (including childcare), as part of official Trustee business, will be reimbursed. We will also provide suitable training and mentorship for first-time Trustees.

For more information about the role, please see CJA Trustee Recruitment Pack.  


To apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter (of no more than 500 words) outlining why you are interested in the role and what you could bring to our Board. Please also provide details of two referees. Applications – marked ‘Private and Confidential’ – should be sent to  If you have a disability and would like us to make reasonable adjustments should you be invited to interview, please advise us with your application.

Please also return the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This will be separated from your application upon receipt.

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