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Who are we looking for?

We are looking for one or two people to join our board of trustees. Our current trustees have skills and experience covering lived experience of the asylum system, law (public law and human rights), academia, communications, fundraising and finance. We are keen to hear about the skills and experiences you have to offer, and are particularly interested in potential candidates with experience in any of the areas below. However, these are not the only skills and experience that are important.

  • Service user involvement
  • Safeguarding
  • ICT and digital
  • Anti-racism

If you are interested in becoming a trustee and have the willingness and time to contribute, we encourage you to apply and tell us what skills or experience you can bring. Please don’t limit yourself to those in the list above. We welcome applications from people who have not served on a trustee board previously. You can live anywhere in the UK.

At Rainbow Migration, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We particularly encourage applications from:

  • People who have been through the UK asylum system
  • People of colour
  • Disabled people
  • People who are neurodivergent
  • Trans individuals

What will you be doing?

Being a trustee is a rewarding role. Trustees bring their expertise to shape Rainbow Migration’s strategy and direction, and help ensure we remain the authoritative organisation on LGBTQI+ asylum and immigration. They have overall legal responsibility for the charity, make sure our finances and resources are well used to implement our mission, and are required to participate fully in the governance of the charity. Trustees also play a role as ambassadors for the organisation and its work. For more information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TIkLLwwdQ

What support will you receive?

We provide numerous resources for trustees to receive training on good governance and the duties of a trustee, as well as on charity finance. Trustees will also receive training on safeguarding, cyber-security and data protection. Other training can be arranged to suit your needs. Training costs are covered by Rainbow Migration.

‘Buddying up’ with an existing trustee can also be arranged, and this is encouraged for those for whom this is their first time serving as a trustee. This involves meeting up with a longer-serving trustee outside of board meetings, occasionally or regularly, to discuss:

  • The format, style and content of board meetings generally
  • Papers submitted to upcoming trustee board meetings
  • Experiences serving on the board

You will also have induction meetings with Rainbow Migration staff.

Find out more about what our trustees do here.

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