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We are a Second Chance Charter employer, committed to ensuring that people with convictions can access employment.

Chair of Board of Trustees

We are looking for a Chair to lead our Board of Trustees, ensuring that it fulfills its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation. The Chair’s role is also to work in partnership with the Director, helping them to achieve the aims of the CJA and to optimise the relationship between the Board and staff.

The closing date for applications is 2 June, 2024. To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and what you could bring to our board to with the subject line ‘Application: Chair’. 

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‘The CJA is an incredible organisation making real change in the criminal justice sector, championing and elevating hidden and marginalised voices. We are in an exciting time of growth and development, heading in a new strategic trajectory as we start further ambitious, but much needed, work with our 200+ members, focusing on systemic change, constructive criminal justice journalism, race equality and lived experience leadership and informed decision-making. We are excited to bring on board new expertise and fresh perspectives, as we work together, with a brilliant and inspiring CJA staff team, to achieve sustainable, systemic change, through the collective power of our membership network.’

CJ Burge, Vice-Chair