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Partner with us to help Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Dear Friend/colleague,

In my new role as Chief Executive of the Welsh Refugee Council I wish to take this opportunity to personally write and cordially invite you to join our membership.  Working in partnership with you is important to me as I have come in contact with numerous organisations in our sector over the years and forged many partnerships, since joining the Welsh Refugee Council in 1998.  Read More

We are recruiting for two new trustees

The Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) provides advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.  In our last financial year we provided over 38,000 advice sessions to our services users from four offices in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham.  We also work to raise awareness about asylum seeker and refugee issues, promoting their human rights and advocating for political change.  In addition we work with over 300 community groups and organisations that provide services for asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.

We now need to recruit two trustees to add to our Trustee Board of twelve.

We need people who can help direct the WRC towards achieving its mission and ensure that the organisation is effectively managed. Trustees would need to be able to make a commitment to the WRC and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgements, an ability to think creatively and willingness to speak their mind.

We would particularly welcome applications from potential trustees with a background in one of the following areas:

  • finance
  • human resources
  • welfare and/or advice services
  • law
  • policy and advocacy
  • fundraising and funding applications.

We would expect all trustees to have a good understating of the refugee experience within a Welsh UK or global perspective.  We are particularly keen to achieve a diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We would particularly welcome applications from refugees or asylum seekers.

Potential trustees are asked to contact linda.timberlake@welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk for an application pack of a role description, information about the charity and an application form, or our Chair via Linda for specific information about the role.

All potential trustees will be interviewed on 7th January 2014 and supply two references.  All trustees are expected to comply with the Nolan Principles on public life and understand their roles and responsibilities as outlined within Charity Commission guidance CC3.The Essential Trustee http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/publications/cc3.aspx

The Trustee Board holds five meetings a year and also has a strategic committee and a resources committee, one of which all trustees are encouraged to attend.

Please note this is an unpaid role however out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

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