The Three Guineas Trust’s Legal Aid Programme aims to create better access to free legal advice and representation for disabled people on benefits, debt, housing, homelessness, community care, personal liberty, and equal access to goods and services.

The Trust wants to involve more voices from people closer to the front line in our grant-making.

The main task for panel members will be to review proposals from projects providing legal advice and representation for disabled people and recommend a selection of these for a grant.

They are looking for:

The Three Guineas Trust is recruiting a panel of 10-12 people with lived experience of disability or learned experience of legal advice.

The Trust hopes to involve people from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Expected commitment:

The Three Guineas Trust will engage panel members for five days a year, with the appointment being for three years.
Interviews will take place from October onwards by Zoom or in person in London.

To start with the panel will convene to consider grants once a year.

Commitment to inclusion:

The panel will convene in person or virtually. How people meet and discuss proposals will depend on what suits panel members. The panel will be facilitated to make sure everyone’s voice is heard equally.

This role is paid at a day rate plus expenses (including childcare) and access costs.

The Three Guineas Trust are receiving applications via Be Applied (link available on our webpage – see below). This platform supports employers in removing unconscious bias from the hiring process.

The Trust asks candidates for details of any access needs at interview stage.

Closing date: 29th September 2023

If you apply for this opportunity please let the organisers know you saw it advertised by Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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