Are you interested in becoming a trustee of ILPA?

Each year at the Annual General Meeting the committee of trustees are appointed, The process for this year is now open and this year is being run online through our nominations site.

Nominations opened on Friday 09 October 2020  and will close on Monday 02 November 2020 at 5pm. If we get more members standing than the 12 available positions allow then we will move to a ballot of the ILPA membership, the result to be announced at the AGM on 24 November 2020.

There are 12 trustee positions available in total. A nominee can stand for one of the following positions:

  • Chair (1 position)
  • Secretary (1 position)
  • Treasurer (1 position)
  • General Trustee (9 positions)

Nominees cannot stand for more than one position.

Our nomination process has now moved online and is being hosted by UK Engage. It is a simple process but get in touch at any time with any questions

You will need to:

  1. go to our nominations site 
  2. register with your email and create a password
  3. write your nomination statement, in no more that 220 words, telling your fellow ILPA members why they should vote for you
  4. you will need to get a supporting nomination from another ILPA member and can forward a link so that they can easily do this online
  5. upload a photo to accompany your statement (headshot is best)

You will have between Friday 09 October 2020 and 5pm on Monday 02 November 2020 to complete your profile online, but you can save and return to edit and update it during this time. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to stand as a trustee in the 2020 elections.

Our committee of trustees must both reflect and represent the interests of all ILPA members, from all sectors of immigration work and throughout the UK.

Whatever your area of work or level of experience you have something to offer.

We urge all interested members to put themselves forward for election to the committee of trustees.

We recently held a really useful members meeting to find out more about becoming a trustee, you can view the recording here.

Trustees play a pivotal role in ensuring that ILPA operates in the best interests of its members and stays true to its mission of promoting and improving the advice and representation of migrants and securing a non-racist, non-sexist, just and equitable system of immigration, refugee and nationality law practice.

Anyone is welcome who is willing to contribute.

ILPA Trustee

As a trustee you will have the opportunity to support and shape our work and direction of the organisation. You can make a significant difference that’s not only important to you, but also to all of our members. ILPA immensely appreciates the experience, expertise and passion that our Trustees bring to the organisation.

We are seeking enthusiastic and proactive people who are passionate about making a positive change within the sector and to the overall practice of immigration law in the UK.

Each year prior to the AGM we ask for interested members to stand as Trustees, if there are sufficient numbers interested we will go to a ballot of the members. 

Previous trustees have said:

You can work with your peers across all sectors of immigration law. You get a good understanding of what is going on in different sectors. The meetings are friendly, collaborative, interesting and fun

This work is more relevant and important than ever before. You can feel you are involved in shaping immigration law, and addressing aspects that are not working well. It is very much a collaborative approach amongst the committee and the membership: we don’t just apply the law, we’re here to influence change and make it better. Because migrants don’t always get listened to it is a platform to make those changes.

Useful resources

Nominations site

Description of the role of a trustee

Description of the role of treasurer (contact

Recording of our meeting 30/09/2020 Becoming a trustee – all you need to know

ILPA’s Articles of Association