We’re recruiting: Board Members

The deadline to apply for these positions has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, we may not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.


About Good Law Project

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and others to account through challenges in the courts, or through campaigning for positive change. We are a small and young organisation, but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament 18 months ago and have more recently been shining a bright light on the government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest and operate on a not for profit basis. We are brave, honest, and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values.

We’d like to appoint two new Board members, with skills, perspectives and experience both to complement those of our current Board members and to expand the Board’s capacity and capability to meet the exciting times ahead for Good Law Project. Although very much a not-for-profit we would not want applicants who come from an entrepreneurial, start-up, background to be dissuaded from applying.

You can read more about Good Law Project and the people we are looking for here.

Time commitment: between half and one day a month, flexibly given.

Essential experience and attributes

1. Organisational expertise:
Candidates should have the knowledge and experience to help us build a sustainable, resilient organisation which will thrive in the face of future challenges.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track-record in relation to one (or more) of them:

  • Organisational management and development, including (for example) change management, compliance or corporate support.
  • Community or grassroots capability building.
  • Digital technology expertise, especially in relation to (for example) marketing, campaigning and social media, ethical management of data.
  • Fundraising and communications.

2. Personal attributes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to Good Law Project’s values and a confident and well-honed set of ethical behaviours.
  • Be able to inspire and motivate the executive team to learn and develop.
  • Bring both a forensic capacity for scrutiny and challenge and a clear vision of the bigger picture and the longer term.
  • Energetic and passionate advocates for what Good Law Project does.

3. Thematic expertise (desirable):

Candidates who can demonstrate a track record of expertise and involvement in our current strategic themes: protecting the environment, and ensuring no-one gets left behind are welcome.

How to apply

If you think you fit the requirements for the role, please send the following to [email protected]:

  • A CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • A personal statement setting out how you meet the requirements and what you will bring to Good Law Project. This should be no more than 2 pages long.

Please use the message subject header “Board member recruitment.”

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about the role before applying, please get in touch with our governance consultant, Dr Vanessa Davies at [email protected] We are committed to inclusive working practices. If there are any reasonable adjustments you think we could make to the application process, please do get in touch.

Deadline for applications: 11:30pm, 1st June 2021

Preliminary interviews for long-listed candidates with the Executive Director and Senior Management Team will take between 9th and 16th June. Final interviews for shortlisted candidates with the current Board will take place on 21st or 22nd of June. If you are unable to make any particular dates in the windows for interviews, please let us know in your cover letter.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage.