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This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of refugees and asylum seekers living in Bath. The charity is at an exciting stage of its development. If you are passionate about welcoming people seeking safety in the UK and have lived experience as a refugee or asylum seeker or experience in fundraising, comms, legal or charity governance and management, we’d love to hear from you!


We are looking to recruit two Trustees with the skills, experience, energy, and time to commit to our vital work.


We welcome applications from people with characteristics that are often underrepresented on charity boards, including disabled people, women, people of colour, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and young people.


What will you be doing?

Our Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of Bath Welcomes Refugees. The Board does not directly manage the day-to-day work, but provides oversight, shapes organisational strategy and supports our staff and volunteers. We are more hands-on than most charity boards.


Please see the attached role descriptions for full details.


Specific activities include monthly trustee meetings, biannual meetings with the Management Committee, the Annual General Meeting, and ad hoc attendance at fundraising/promotional events. As a small charity, there will be times when the trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings.


What difference will you make?


Bath Welcomes Refugees is a small, dynamic local organisation that continues to grow and develop. In the past two years, the scope and volume of our work has expanded considerably, and we have taken on our first paid staff members. The new trustee(s) will support us to ensure we have a strong strategy and robust governance to consolidate our growth and meet our mission.


Trustees will bring crucial insights and guidance from their own backgrounds, as we continue to refine our strategy, strengthen our structure and fundraising, and manage risk. This is your opportunity to be part of a respectful, inclusive, friendly team and make a difference in the lives of people living in your local area.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of experience and thinking on our board.


Please see the attached role descriptions for full details.


We are particularly looking for people with experience in the following:

  • Legal background within non-profit sector
  • Experience of the UK charity sector, especially management and/or governance
  • Fundraising
  • Communications, public relations, and social media
  • IT and data security
  • Experience or knowledge of refugee resettlement and issues facing refugees andasylum seekers
  • Lived experience as a refugee or asylum seeker

What we can offer you
Experience of strategy and leadership in the charity sector, supporting your professional development and boosting your CV
The opportunity to be part of a friendly passionate team, applying your unique skills and experience while learning from others
Access to training on charity governance, safeguarding, refugee welfare and rights, and other relevant topics
Reimbursement of reasonable expenses





unpaid role , reasonable expenses paid


5 hours per month plus involvement in activities beyond Board meetings

Contract Type:

unpaid voluntary



Close Date:

Friday, 24 November 2023

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