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Job Description


Small Steps Project (SSP) is seeking someone with legal expertise or expertise in development to join the Board of Trustees. 


Small Steps Project


Across the globe thousands of children live on landfill sites and rubbish dumps, surviving by scavenging. This global problem, resulting from mass production and consumption continues to worsen as the production of waste is not sufficiently addressed by governments. Small Steps Project is a registered charity which aims to improve the lives of these children by providing emergency aid and sustainable solutions to child scavengers by helping them take ‘small steps’ into a more healthy, dignified and productive life.


Our vision is of a world in which children no longer have to work or live on landfill.


Our strategy


  • To connect with children living and / or working on landfill sites globally.

  • To provide emergency aid and medical support.

  • To enable these children to take ‘small steps’ off the dumps and into education and a brighter future.

  • To be self-funded and independent.

  • To be a charity that prioritises the spending of funds on beneficiaries, children and their families and an absolute minimum on anything else.


The role


One new Trustee will join the existing Board to help steer the charity and shape new and existing projects. The Board comprises of four Trustees with professional expertise in: public relations; charity governance; events and medicine. The new Trustee will bring legal insight and expertise to the Board’s considerations. The charity engages and partners with a wide variety of organisations including; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); book-keepers; website designers and auction platforms. 

Trustees are appointed for 4 years initially; the role is not paid. 

The new Trustee requires expertise to:

  • Review the compliance with relevant laws affecting Small Steps Project

  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and approving Small Steps Project’s policies and procedures

  • Understand and apply the law as it relates to charities

  • Communicate complex legal ideas clearly to those with little or no legal background.

How to apply


To apply, please provide the following:

  • your CV, including details of two referees;

  • a supporting statement, explaining your interest in the aims and activities of Small Steps Project and how you believe your skills and experience match our requirements.


Posted on: 27 February 2020
Closing date: 27 May 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Legal

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