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Chair of Trustees
Public Law Project
  • Salary Please note that this is an unpaid role, but reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Trustees , Governance
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference : 190507

Job Description

Recruitment of new Chair of Trustees

Public Law Project (PLP) is seeking an exceptional candidate to be our new Chair of Trustees. This is an outstanding opportunity to oversee a dynamic, growing and highly respected UK charity.

PLP’s work results in the successful enforcement of individual rights as well as wider improvements in access to justice for disadvantaged or marginalised individuals and groups in the UK. The new Chair will be highly experienced, skilled and motivated and share our commitment to the individuals and communities we serve.

Who we are and what we do

Public Law Project (PLP) is a national, award winning, legal charity based in Central London. Founded in 1990 we seek to improve public decision-making and facilitate access to justice. PLP undertakes casework, research, policy initiatives and training across public law areas.  Our work is carried out by a committed team of staff and volunteers, supported by our Board of Trustees. 

Our impact is wide and felt by thousands of people who have benefited from robust defence of the rule of law. We have successfully led legal challenges to Government restrictions on legal aid and interventions on other issues including migrants’ rights benefits reform, and disability discrimination.

PLP’s remit is more relevant than ever in the current period of unprecedented challenges facing the UK. Our strategic priorities for the five-year period 2017 to 2022 are to:

  1. Promote and safeguard the Rule of Law during a period of significant constitutional change.

  2. Work to ensure fair and proper systems for the exercise of public powers and duties, whether by state or private actors.

  3. Improve practical access to public law remedies

  4. Continue to strengthen PLP’s infrastructure and capacity to improve our effectiveness.

These priorities translate into work in five interrelated areas of specific focus: Access to Judicial Review, Benefits Sanctions, Brexit, Legal Aid and Online Courts.

PLP has seen significant growth over the last two years; its profile and impact are increasing at pace. There is an increased need for our work, and this is an exciting time for us.

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