We are looking for a Legal Trustee to join our charity board – download Person Specification here.

Legal Trustee

Park Yoga is seeking a new Trustee with expertise in the legal sector to join our small and enthusiastic team. We are friendly and passionate about what we are delivering. You will be helping us, as a recently established charity, to improve the health and wellbeing of the public by providing free yoga sessions in an open space for the public benefit. The beneficiaries will extend to those living throughout England & Wales, Scotland and NI regardless of age, disability, gender or ethnicity.

Park Yoga aims to connect people to the natural outdoors, through a relaxing, energising and breathtaking yoga session, improving wellbeing and creating a positive ripple effect throughout communities.

About Us

Park Yoga provides free outdoor yoga sessions around the UK. Sessions run throughout the summer from May to September for people of all ages and abilities. The aim of these sessions is to encourage people to take part in activities outdoors which are good for their health and wellbeing.

It is clear that Park Yoga offers something different to traditional indoor classes and is helping to break down barriers to engaging in physical activity for many. For some, the project has been life-changing.

What will you be doing?

You will be working with our team to draft new partnership contracts and agreements as we grow. With ambitious plans for growth across the UK, we are keen to make sure that we do so in a responsible and sustainable way.

You do not need to be a specialist in a specific field, but should be willing to familiarise yourself with the legal framework surrounding the organisation’s actions and plans as required. These skills will be particularly useful in considering and executing significant changes to the shape of the organisation including partnerships, sponsorships, collaborations, contractual obligations, policies and data protection.

What skills and experience do I need?

You should ideally have experience working with charity boards, being a Trustee, or non-executive or senior manager. You will work closely with the Project Manager and other Trustees, being prepared to be available for advice and queries as required. This role does not require any prior knowledge of yoga or the yoga sector, though an interest in yoga is desirable.
Person Specification:

• Legal experience from either the private or public sector, though experience of the charity sector would also be advantageous.
• An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
• Understanding of data protection legislation and changing regulations.
• Understanding of fundraising and charity legislation.
• Experience in a leadership role.
• Commercial and/or governance experience would be desirable

Time Commitment

The position is flexible and can work around your existing commitments. You will need to attend 4-6 Trustee meetings per year, currently taking place on weekday mornings.

In between meetings, you will ideally be able to make some time to work with key members of the Park Yoga team and other trustees to develop and introduce policies, procedures and contracts. This work will largely be completed via email and the phone.

Personal Qualities

• A passion for the health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor activity
• Flexible and friendly attitude
• Good strategic planning and organisational skills
• Enjoy working as part of team

To apply

To find out more about this position please contact Katie Burden – Project Manager, Park Yoga: katie@parkyoga.co or 07793 143441 for an informal discussion.

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your CV and an of interest to katie@parkyoga.co

Closing date: 31st January 2020