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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.