Foundation Positions

The Foundation is currently recruiting for the following position:

Governor (Research Experience)

The vision of The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) is of a society that fosters the principles of justice and fairness, where people understand and use law to bring about positive change and to prevent harm, and where public systems and structures uphold the rule of law.

Collecting and learning from robust evidence is key to understanding the context in which we work and to designing effective interventions and structures. In the light of this, the Governors of the Foundation have identified the value of adding to the board a Governor with senior research experience.

The successful candidate would serve on the Board of the Foundation and would also act as the Foundation’s representative on an advisory board in the development of a new strategic initiative, The Justice Lab UK. This will seek to address the urgent and important need to support a culture of commitment to the use of evidence in the design and operation of the justice system.

TLEF are keen to hear from individuals with demonstrable experience of successfully translating evidence into policy and practice. They will be creative, tenacious and have a positive approach to making things happen. Experience in legal and justice system research is desirable, as is a first-hand understanding of the not-for-profit or grant making sectors. Importantly, candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision, mission and values, founded on an interest in law and the purpose of law for social good.

The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd November at noon (GMT).

Applications should include:

  1. A full curriculum vitae;
  2. A covering note of c.500 words, setting out relevant experience and interest;
  3. Names and contact details of two referees.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 4821.

All telephone enquiries, in the first instance, should be directed to Cara Hirst +44 (0) 20 7340 6253 or

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