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REDRESS
SE11, London
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will cover travel and lunch for £15 per day.
REDRESS
Multiple Locations
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will cover travel and lunch for £15 or €15 per day.
Right to Remain
Home-based
Volunteer role. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Consortium for Street Children
E2, London
This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. Expenses reimbursed to a flat rate of £20 per day
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Croydon, Greater London
Voluntary
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Under One Sky is seeking Trustees for a project that works with children (5-11 years old) from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds. Initially the project will operate in south London with scope to expand. Our main programme of work is outdoor learning and education for children from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds focusing on numeracy, literacy, creativity and movement. We also have a dedicated Campaigns group that is overseeing our work across Refugee Week and engaging with local government on key issues. Additionaly, our 'MiGreat' education programme delivers Migration Education lessons to schools, we are seeking to upload these to our website shortly, allowing schools to deliver lessons across the UK for primary and secondary school students. It is an exciting time to join our team as we seek to develop a forest school programme, join key policy groups in the sector, arrange an aid convoy and look to expand into neighbouring Boroughs. 

Rolesand Responsibilities

Whilst the description below is important, please note we are first and foremost seeking people who are pro-active, committed to the organisation and cause and ideas people - that means putting in a few dedicated hours per month. We also welcome applications from those who are new to seeking Board positions, we believe in growing together!

To be part of a Board of Trustees in ensuring the effective performance of governance responsibilities and relationships between allstakeholders

  • Be a Team player who will work collaboratively to provide guidance, leadership and the skills that will help Under One Skyto develop into a well-established and flourishing project in Croydon and south London.
  • Work together to advise on the progression of charitable and strategic objectives that are set (meeting 4-6 times a year)
  • Work to secure sustainable forms of funding for the charity
  • Lead on development and expansion in agreement with Board of Trustees
  • Facilitate public speaking opportunities for the charity at events that lead to greater recognition for and investmentinto Under One Sky
  • Establish a framework for engaging volunteers with the Founder
  • Advocate for the work of Under One Sky in public forums, events and establish networks

Skills, Knowledge and Experience 

• The ability to lead in order to ensure the charity meets its core objectives and strategic and forward looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims – Essential 
• Background in leading and developing campaigns and/or policy work - Highly Desirable 
• Background in youth and social work with front line experience – Desirable 
• Broad minded approach to education – Desirable
• Child safeguarding knowledge would be an asset – Desirable
• Local links to the community in Croydon and south London and help to forge links with existing charities locally – Essential
• Finance management expertise – Desirable
• A dedication to promoting equality, social justice, change, creativity and self-empowerment especially in relation to children from refugee backgrounds – Essential

Please apply via this webiste with a CV. 

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Posted on: 17 February 2020
Closing date: 17 May 2020
Tags: Trustees,Governance

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