We are actively recruiting trustees who have lived experience of refugee family reunion or the asylum system. If you have this experience and want to know more about becoming involved with a charity we would be happy to discuss any of our roles with you. A summary leaflet is available here: Lived experience leadership info – Together Now and there is some information on being a trustee on the NCVO website.
Voluntary role: Treasurer
We are looking to expand our board and would like to appoint a trustee specifically with the skills and experience to act as our Treasurer. You will be involved in monitoring our financial situation and reporting to the board on this. This will include reviewing income and expenditure against our budget, keeping the caseworkers appraised of the funding available to them and looking at strategic management of our resources.
You will have a role in making payments to clients where required and managing the authorisations and signatories on our bank accounts. The role will also include the production of our management accounts and budget and liaising with our external auditors.
More information: Role description – Treasurer
For an informal conversation about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voluntary role: Family support
We require a volunteer to provide support to refugee families going through the reunion process. This role will help ensure that all our clients receive a the best possible support with the reunion process. You will provide high quality support to all applicants and all families who use our service ensuring that client’s needs are met promptly. You will work with the current case work volunteers and have a nominated person to go to if you need help but be expected to work from home independently and take on cases or offer support as your availability allows. We believe the role will suit someone who would like the opportunity to play an active role in supporting families and volunteer on a flexible basis.
We would welcome applicants from all backgrounds particularly those with experience of the asylum system, refugee family reunion or working with refugees and asylum seekers.
More information: Role description – Family support volunteer
For an informal conversation about the role please contact email@example.com.
Voluntary role: Trustee
We are welcoming those with lived experience of the UK asylum system and/or refugee family reunion to join our board. We are a small charity and our current trustees play various roles within the organisation, some taking a more traditional trustee role and some being more hands on with the work we do. All our trustees have good involvement with our case load as well as strategic decision making.
This is an exciting time for the organisation as we have recently seen a rise in the number of cases we are able to take on and in the types of work we carry out. This is in part due to new partnerships and grants received for our work. Our current focus is building our capacity and improving our offer to clients as well as looking at securing longer term funding.
What we’re looking for
Prospective trustees should be:
- Enthusiastic and have an interest in refugee related issues
- Willing to take an active role in the organisation
- Confident in taking part in meetings
- Competent with IT as much work is carried out remotely via email
We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with the following:
- Lived experience of the family reunion process in the UK
- Work or voluntary experience with refugees and asylum seekers
- Knowledge of income generation and development in the third sector
- Experience of developing relationships with businesses and/or partnership working
- Marketing and/or fundraising experience
Full details: Job description – Trustee
To apply please email a CV and covering letter explaining how your skills and experience match the requirements for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d also welcome anyone who would like to speak to us to find out more about the role and how we work.
Although there is no formal interview process we would like to arrange for prospective trustees to meet one or more current board members.