UKLGIG IS INVITING APPLICATIONS TO JOIN OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
We are looking for trustees with communications and/or fundraising skills.
You would ideally be based within Greater London for access to our offices in Southwark.
Trustees meet in the evening roughly every 2 months at our offices. Attendance at other ad-hoc meetings and events will also be expected. Preparation for the meetings involves also a time commitment for detailed reading.
As we are a small organisation, trustees will be expected to be directly involved in work within their competence.
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 9.30 am
What will you be doing?
UKLGIG has a small staff and packs a big punch. We influence government policy relating to the treatment of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual or gender identity. We support hundreds of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers every year.
Our staff and our work are expanding and we need another trustee to join our Board. We are particularly looking for trustees who can bring communications and/or fundraising skills to the Board and in support of our Executive Director. But we also want you to contribute with the rest of the Board to ensure we fulfil our mission.
LGBTQI+ asylum seekers face multiple forms of disadvantage. They are often marginalised from diaspora communities due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, and from LGBTQI+ communities because of their immigration status. Demand for our services is currently increasing.
If successful, you will lead one of two main projects.
We are entering an exciting period where we need to re-brand our organisation and develop a strong communications strategy for the organisation.
We also need to build and diversify our funding base and formulate a fundraising strategy.
Our current trustees have skills and experience in the asylum process and law, academia and finance. We have a full time Executive Director and part-time administrator, as well as support staff for our clients and an in-house lawyer.
Who are we looking for?
You will be committed to supporting the rights and dignity of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. You will also have:
- Skills in communications, for example, media, social media, digital media, website design, branding or marketing
- Skills in fundraising, for example fundraising strategy, digital fundraising, individual giving, or experience in fundraising from trusts and foundations.
We especially encourage applications from BAME people, those with migrant or refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQI+ people.
What difference will you make?
As we grow and respond to ongoing changes in the political environment, our efforts to effect change remain dependent in part on our ability to communicate to our various constituencies. Similarly, we need to increase our income in order to meet the needs of our large and growing number of service-users. This is an exciting time to help drive forward UKLGIG’s new strategy, profile our work and make a significant difference to the lives of LGBTQI+ people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
A few more details
UKLGIG is a membership organization. We require all our trustees to become members (£20/year). Trustees can be co-opted by the board but then have to be confirmed at the AGM in summer 2018.
Please apply by Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 9.30 am by sending a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview. Preferred candidates will then be invited to observe a board meeting so that both they and the organisation can feel confident that the role and organisation is right for them..