South Bank, Greater London

Voluntary

Job Description

Code Your Future is a free coding school for refugees, asylum seekers and people from other disadvantaged backgrounds. Through our 8-month program, we teach our students the skills they need to become a full stack,entry-level developer. We combine in-class training led by experienced developers, alongside remote-learning assignments to provide the most comprehensive program possible. Soft-skills training and industry insights are woven into the program, and upon graduation, refugees are supported in their job search to give them the greatest possible chance of entering and succeeding in the tech field.

Code Your Future is looking for an experienced professional with a legal background to serve as a Trustee.

For this crucial role, the ideal candidate for our Board of Trustees will be an inspiring and dedicated individual with experience and skills in these areas:

  • A solicitor or barrister with a current practising certificate, qualified in England and Wales or Scotland, with relevant experience

  • A knowledge and understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements

  • An understanding of the challenges facing small UK charities in respect to legal compliance

  • Able to operate at senior management/strategic level, with time to commit consistently throughout the year

  • Superlative communication skills, able to represent the charity both with professionalism and passion, and prepared to act as an ambassador for Code Your Future at all times

  • Previous experience of serving as a trustee of a UK registered charity is desirable.

Duties will include:

  • Taking a lead role on the Board of Trustees for legal and compliance matters and help management to ensure the Charity is compliant at all times

  • To provide the Board of Trustees, management team and members of staff with guidance for legal matters with the charity

  • Set, shape and deliver key objectives from the charity’s strategic plans, alongside fellow Board members and the management team.

  • To liaise with external advisors if required, ensuring that the charity is kept up to date and informed of any changes and updates to its legal obligations

  • Review policies and risks annually with the Chair and other Trustees, giving advice on any legal implications they may present

  • Provision of ad hoc legal advice including in relation to commercial agreements, property law and charity law

  • Be an active champion of Code Your Future