Avon and Bristol Law Centre, one the largest in England, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Taylor as Interim Director. John joins the Law Centre from a senior role at the Big Lottery Fund where he was head of the West Midlands region, responsible for a £50 million annual grant making budget.
The Law Centre, based in the heart of Stokes Croft in Bristol city centre, provides specialist legal advice across a wide range of law areas including community care, employment, discrimination, housing, mental health, welfare benefits, immigration and public law.
It has served the people of Bristol and surrounding areas for almost 30 years and this year has been awarded the honour of being Bristol Law’s Society Charity of the Year. The Law Centre deals with over 4000 clients each year and relies on fundraising and public support to deliver quality legal services and representation to people most in need. Like many charities, the Law Centre has found that the demands on their services are growing at a time when public funding is reducing.
Commenting on his appointment John said: “Avon and Bristol Law Centre has a proud history of providing legal advice and representation to people most in need, and an exciting future in developing our services and working with partner agencies. I will use my skills and expertise to help make the Law Centre even better and more sustainable for the future.”
John is an experienced senior manager with over 20 years experience working in the public and charitable sectors including for the National Lottery, a City Council, a Community Foundation and health & youth charities. He is also a Justice of the Peace and is a serving Magistrate.