New positions on GLAN's Board of Trustees 

Opportunity description

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)  is a fast-growing human rights organisation with a global reach. We seek new trustees from various backgrounds to join our Board and guide our efforts to progress towards sustainability. We  recently conducted a skills audit at Board level and we are now recruiting new trustees who have expertise and experience in the areas of Fundraising, Campaigning and Communications.  

What will you be doing?

The successful candidates will work with our existing trustees in reviewing our existing strategic plan in a manner that supports our international legal work. The role of trustee will initially be on a three- year basis, at which point there will be an option to stand for re-election for another 3 year term.


Main duties

  • Attend and participate in trustee meetings. The Charity's Trustees meet 4/5 times per year for Board meetings lasting about 2 hours and position requires approximately five hours of your time per month. ​Meetings held in London and remote access can be facilitated.

  • To help in maintaining a clear funding strategy that supports GLAN's activities and development plans.

  • Provide assistance with identifying new and diverse sources of support and connecting GLAN to related opportunities.

  • Raising the domestic (UK) and global profile of GLAN.


What are we looking for?

The charity has recently conducted a skills audit at Board level and has identified that it should recruit new trustees who have expertise and experience in the areas of Fundraising, Campaigning and Journalism/ External Communications.  


We are consequently seeking additional trustees with a commitment to social justice and with particular backgrounds in

1. Campaigning

Experience in a similar role, advising charities and/or as a trustee.

A track record in designing and running campaigns.

Possesses a track record in strategic planning and implementation. 

An ability to effectively raise a charity's profile.


2. Fundraising

Expertise and experience in fund raising for charities.

A track record in working with or for small to medium sized charities.


3. Journalism

A desire to use their copy-writing or journalistic skills.

A background in the field of journalism.

Possesses a set of potential connections across print and /or broadcast sectors.

What difference will you make?

Growth and Impact: Magnify and grow the international impact of GLAN's work.


Sustainability and Capacity: We would become a more sustainable organisation that could plan with increased effectiveness and have a greater capacity to take on more innovative cases.


Strengthening our Board: This role would contribute to a strong Board whose members work together effectively and properly support one another.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We are a creative, passionate and hard-working group of dedicated professionals building a ground-breaking charity. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape its future trajectory. As a young organisation with a unique approach, GLAN would be the perfect platform for you to creatively contribute to meaningful work. Ultimately, you would gain a unique experience by being part of a team that aims to make a tangible impact in the field of human rights.



Candidates should send an expression of interest and a CV to Gearóid Ó Cuinn, GLAN’s director by 5pm on March 13th 2020 by emailing