We are recruiting for three new trustee roles to further strengthen our board – full details on how to apply

Asylum Matters is looking to further strengthen our board by recruiting three new trustees, each with knowledge, experience and insight into at least one of the following areas:

  • Lived experience of the UK asylum system
  • Working in a frontline organisation providing direct advice and support to people seeking asylum and/or refugees
  • Local and/or national campaigning, advocacy, influencing and/or organising

About the board
Our trustees are volunteers who offer their time, knowledge and experience to oversee and guide the charity and its work. They also make sure Asylum Matters is financially sustainable, is run efficiently and professionally and operates within charitable law.

The Asylum Matters board meets at least four times a year. Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year period; and may then be re-appointed for a further three years.

We can cover reasonable travel and accommodation expenses, data top-up vouchers and childcare costs to enable full participation. We can also arrange training, mentoring and support for new trustees – no previous governance experience is required.

More information and how to apply
You can find out more about the skills, experience and personal attributes we’re looking for and how you can get involved in this role profile. We encourage people with no previous experience of charity governance to apply.

We are holding an online information session for potential applicants to ask us any questions you may have about then role or about the application process on Wednesday 26 October at 1pm. Register here if you wish to attend. We can pay data costs for people who need this to join the information session – please let us know if you require this.

If you wish to apply to join our board, please send an expression of interest of no more than 2 pages to [email protected] by no later than 9am on Monday 31 October 2022. We will confirm dates for interviews in due course.

If you have any questions, please email them to [email protected] and we will respond as quickly as we can.

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