We are looking for people interested in joining a new broad-based Executive Committee for 1-year term from the AGM next February

(Details subject to change)

Trustees Required

The Discrimination Law Association is a small but active charity working to improve the assistance and support of those who are, have been or may be subject to discrimination and to advance the education and training in the field of legal representation.

The DLA is seeking up to 14 trustees, including a Chair and Treasurer.

Trustees must have a keen interest in discrimination law, but need not be legal professionals. We actively welcome those from other backgrounds with a broad range of perspectives, including from grassroots organisations, trade unions, special interest groups or individuals with a passion for fighting discrimination through the law.

The role:

Trustees will serve for 12 months in the dual role:

  1. As trustees, to undertake the fiduciary duties as required from a charity and limited company. Guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do.
  2. As members of the executive committee, to run the charity on a day-to-day basis, contributing to the DLA’s publications, conference planning and organisation of events for members.

The Chair and the Treasurer have additional responsibilities. Please contact us if you would like further information on these roles.


This is a 12-month role in which trustees will be required to:

  1. Attend a monthly meeting. This is based in central London in the evening. Facilities are available for trustees to dial-in remotely (estimated time: 2 hours a month);
  2. Review documents prior to meetings prior to discussion (estimated time: 1-2 hours a month);
  3. Undertake tasks following meetings (estimated time: 2 - 3 hours a month, although this may vary). These tasks may be related to governance, our publications or our meetings, and conference; and
  4. Attend the annual DLA conference (one day a year, weekday, London)

Skills required: 

  • Dedication to assisting those who are experiencing or have experienced discrimination.
  • Interest in discrimination law.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A willingness to listen to the views of others


Reasonable travel expenses will be provided. This includes appropriate transport costs. Our aim is that no individual is barred by cost from contributing to our work, by socio-economic status, disability or otherwise.


Although monthly meetings and the annual conference are in London, we have facilities for trustees to dial-in to meetings remotely and will provide reasonable travel expenses for those travelling into London. Working or living in London is not a prerequisite for this role.

Adjustments required

If any reasonable adjustments are required at any point of the application process, including for attendance at the AGM, please specify these when sending back you application. We will endeavour to accommodate these.

How to apply:

Please send info@discriminationlaw.org.uk the following by Friday, 24th January 2020.

  1. Your full name;
  2. You telephone number;
  3. An explanation, no longer than 500 words, on what skills and experience you have which would make a good trustee and what you would contribute to the DLA; and
  4. Whether you wish to apply for the role of Chair or Treasurer.

If you are applying for the role of Chair or Treasurer, please address the skills needed for these roles specifically in your explanation.

The board of trustees is dissolved and re-elected annually at our AGM. All applications, from both previous trustees and new applicants, are treated equally. If more applications are received than positions are available, applications will be circulated to all members for their review prior to a members’ vote at the AGM. The AGM will be held in London in early February 2020 (date TBC). 



Interested?  Please click here for PDF version.



























Date and time: 
30 November 2060 12:00am
Trustees Advert.pdf77.43 KB