Could you become a trustee?                              

The Labour Behind the Label Trust are currently welcoming applications for new trustees.
Deadline 20 December 2022. 

The Labour Behind the Label Trust are open to applications from anyone with a passion for changing the fashion industry for the better. You could be a trade unionist, a person from the media or the world of fashion, or be a current or ex-garment worker, although people from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

We are particularly interested in applications from those: 1. with experience working with funding groups, major donor fundraising and agencies; 2. who can help us to develop stronger community links in Leicester, home to the largest garment-producing hub in the UK.

What we offer

  • We will cover expenses for attending meetings
  • Each new trustee will have the opportunity to work with an existing trustee as a mentor
  • We will also provide access to training for those who have not be a trustee before.

General responsibilities

  • Attend face to face meetings at least two times per year, plus other on-line meetings at least twice a year;
  • Oversee the awarding of grants from the Trust funds ensuring that grants made are for activities within the Trust’s charitable purposes and meet the public benefit criteria;
  • Be responsible for the governance of the Trust, ensuring appropriate grant making, reporting and finance policies are in place to comply with charity commission and HMRC requirements (existing policies are in place and significant guidance on this is available on the charity commission and HMRC websites);
  • Ensure the Trusts funds are used responsibly, in the best interests of the charity, and that the Trust deed is complied with.

We are striving for LBL to be more representative of the garment workers we serve, most of whom are people of colour from the global South. This means we particularly welcome applications from people with lived experiences of racism and/or migration.

There are several additional communities under-represented among LBL trustees at present, including but not limited to, trans and non-binary people and those with disabilities. As a course of positive action to improve representation in our team, we actively encourage applications from these under-represented groups.

How to apply

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining your expectations of, interest in and suitability for the role to info@labourbehindthelabel.org and copy in Malcolm MacLean our chair of Trustees, malcolmkmaclean@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is 20th December 2022

Download full application information and person specification