Scottish Refugee Council is a national charity providing help and advice to people from the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Scotland and advocating for their rights. We coordinate the annual Refugee Festival which takes place in June and work in close partnership with other organisations on campaigns and service delivery.
SRC currently has 14 directors, 64 staff and 69 volunteers. Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.
We are looking for refugees (including people seeking asylum) to join our board of directors to support us in achieving our vision. You may have skills in management, finance, law, human resources, public affairs and communications, research and policy, fundraising, IT, any of which would be welcome. You could have gathered these skills in your home country, in the UK or somewhere else. You may have learnt these skills through education, through the workplace or through voluntary work. However, a passion for the rights and welfare of refugees and a willingness to bring your lived experience to the role are what matters most. All new Board Members are offered induction and mentoring support.
The board meets 4 times a year in Glasgow. A strategy day is held annually. Members are expected where possible to take part in one of the three sub-committees (Finance and Audit, Staffing, Fundraising) that support the Board. This is not a paid role however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
For further information, please visit our website at scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/jobs or contact email@example.com to arrange an informal discussion about the role with a current Board member.
Please return your application form by Monday 23 September 2019 at 11.59pm to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the address on the application form.