Vacancies

Trustee (3 vacancies)

Do you want to help stand up for refugees and vulnerable migrants? This is a crucial time in the development of Asylum Justice. As the right to asylum has increasingly come under attack in the UK, Asylum Justice has grown quickly to meet the demand in our services.  

Asylum Justice are recruiting up to three voluntary positions to join their Board of Trustees. The new Trustees will have experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • A personal experience of living in the UK as a refugee, asylum seeker, or migrant.  
  • Professional Human Resources experience.  
  • Fundraising experience.  
  • Experience in Asylum & Human Rights law  

They are the only organisation in Wales and one of the last remaining in the United Kingdom to provide free specialist immigration advice and representation, up to and including court level, to asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants. 

That means we are often the last and only place that people can turn to for help when they fear for their lives or the safety of their family in their country of origin. 

Whether you’re an experienced trustee, or someone putting yourself forward for the first time, they want to hear from you. 

As a New Trustee you will receive: 

  • Induction training with existing trustees 
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions & develop new skills  
  • The chance to help a growing organisation providing front-line support. 

The expected time commitment is six Trustee meeting per year (held on Zoom on Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm) and some ad hoc committee work. This is primarily a remote role, although for those able to travel to Wales there will be social opportunities to meet.  

How to Apply 

For an application pack or an informal chat about the role, email the Chair Bernie Rainey at b.rainey@asylumjustice.org.uk.  

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday 29th February, 2024.  

Interviews will begin the week starting 4th March (subject to confirmation). 

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Chief Executive

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) are looking for a talented and creative Chief Executive to lead the WCIA through the next chapter of our exciting story.

Committed to strong strategic leadership, you’ll be able to build the partnerships and programmes that will take our charity into a new, long term strategy. You’ll also be a highly credible ambassador for the WCIA, championing our work in public and across multiple networks.

The Chief Executive will have a strong interest in global issues, and a personal commitment to what drives us – global citizenship, human rights, peace, international development, and the power of individuals and communities across the whole of Wales to make a difference.

About the role

WCIA’s next Chief Executive will take charge at an exciting and crucial time for the WCIA. In the past 5 years, they’ve merged with UNA Exchange, taken on Climate Cymru and Academi Heddwch while expanding their education programme. The development of our next strategy provides an opportunity for a new leader to come and help shape the next chapter at WCIA.

As for much of the third sector, the move away from European Funding and the cost-of-living crisis means that ensuring sustainable funding and a balanced budget through visionary leadership will be crucial.

There is a fantastic and committed team in place at WCIA who are used to working flexibly and independently, with the leadership and freedom to try new things, play to their strengths and contribute to the success of the organisation. As a leader, you will be excellent at supporting and enabling this team to continue to thrive and use their creativity and passion towards a better future for Wales and the world.

The new Chief Executive will lead an organisation that already has a clear vision and values, strong work programmes and excellent partner relationships. You will build on these foundations towards a longer-term vision in which action on global issues is a mainstream concern – and in which the WCIA is a widely recognised and indispensable institution within Wales.

If you believe you’re the right person to meet this ambition, they look forward to hearing from you.

Employment terms for Chief Executive

  • Salary: £48,548 – £62,066
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours a week
  • Base: Temple of Peace, Cardiff – hybrid working available
 
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