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Join Asylum Welcome’s Board!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

With demand for Asylum Welcome’s services increasing and our voice gaining prominence in national policy debates, we are seeking to appoint outstanding individuals to our Board, including the roles of Treasurer and Company Secretary.

 

Person Specification

 

Prospective Trustees will:

-       Be committed to the rights and welfare of refugees and to Asylum Welcome’s vision, mission and values.

-       Have demonstrable expertise and/or experience of a relevant field, particularly one of the following: finance and accounting; fundraising; HR and organisational development; administration and management; health and/or advice services to vulnerable people; lived experience of asylum determination processes, in the UK or elsewhere.

-       Be experienced more widely in the management of people and/or resources, for example by working in a management team.

-       Be able to contribute to and ensure Asylum Welcome’s financial sustainability and strategic development.

 

As an organisation committed to reflecting our diverse and vibrant Oxford community, we particularly welcome applications from people from black, minority ethnic and refugee backgrounds.

 

Get in touch…

 

Email your CV and a short (no more than 1 page) covering letter setting out why you want to join us and how you meet the person specification to Marcus Thompson, Chair of Trustees marcusthompson2000@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Being a trustee

 

As a trustee you will:

-       Actively participate in meetings, offering guidance and support to ensure that Asylum Welcome continues to do the vital and life-saving work it was set up to do.

-       Scrutinise Asylum Welcome’s budgets, management accounts and financial statements, ensuring that they meet the organisation’s needs and the relevant regulatory requirements.

-       Ensure Asylum Welcome is complying with its governing documents and the relevant law, as well as updating, following and reviewing its own policies and procedures.

-       Act, with care and skill, in Asylum Welcome’s best interests.

 

For further information, click here.

 

The Board

 

Asylum Welcome is governed by a Board of 6-12 Trustees elected at the AGM. Trustees (who must be Members) normally serve for 3 years. Additional trustees may be co-opted.

 

The Board meets 6-8 times a year, currently early evening on a Wednesday. Regular dates are agreed a year in advance. Individual trustees also join or lead the Board’s Sub-Committees and working groups.


Job opportunity(re-advertisement)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fundraising and Development Manager

Asylum Welcome, East Oxford

£32,000 for 35 hours a week.

Help us to respond to the needs of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees in Oxford by leading the fundraising efforts of this much-loved local charity.

We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful person with exceptional relationship skills who can:

-        Plan, grow and manage diverse fundraising activities, supported by a small team

-        Write compelling funding applications

-        Manage supporter communications

-        Assess and convey the achievements of Asylum Welcome

and much more!

Download and complete the application form and email to Director@asylum-welcome.org

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT, AS WE WISH TO FILL THE POST AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WE WILL BE SHORTLISTING ON A ROLLING BASIS AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED, AND WILL APPOINT WHEN WE FIND A SUITABLE CANDIDATE, WITH THE EXPECTATION OF CLOSING THIS VACANCY BY THE LATEST AT 31st AUGUST 2018.

Please download the following for further information:

Job application form- general purpose

equal opportunity monitoring form

Asylum Welcome is recruiting!

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Asylum Welcome is a busy local refugee charity with a national reputation for the quality of its volunteer-run services.
In the last few years Asylum Welcome has seen an unprecedented need - the numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees asking for our help continues to grow each year and we have responded by expanding the range of services, the times that we are available, and the number of staff and volunteers taking part. Our vision is to improve our capacity to respond over the next few years including, we hope, moving to larger premises.

This is a very exciting time to join the organisation as we recruit to a team of 4 key staff positions that will play a vital role in enabling and developing the delivery of our services for asylum seekers, refugees and detainees. 

We are seeking talented individuals to take on the following roles:


The closing date for all posts is 12 o'clock midday on Thursday 21st June.

Please download the following for further information:

Job application form- general purpose

equal opportunity monitoring form

Applications should be sent by email to director@asylum-welcome.org

Applicants should put their name and APPLICATION in the subject line to ensure that it is considered.
Please could you help us to get the best possible applicants by circulating this to your networks. 

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