Trustees needed!

Trustee Vacancies

West End Refugee Service (WERS) is seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated people to join our Board of Trustees.

This is an exciting time for WERS as we reach our 20th anniversary and are in the process of reviewing the charity’s Business Plan and Strategic Objectives. 

To support WERS to continue moving forward we are encouraging people with a range of skills and experiences to get in touch.  However, a recent skills audit identified that the board would benefit from additional expertise in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Research & Policy
  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • PR, Communications & Marketing
  • Fundraising

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with lived experience of the UK asylum system. 

Although based in the West End of Newcastle, applications are encouraged from throughout the area. The positions are voluntary, but travelling expenses would be reimbursed.

Trustees are responsible for setting the strategy and policies of WERS, as well as guiding and supporting the Director and staff team. Meetings are held every two months on a Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm.

Expressions of interest should be supplied with a CV and covering letter detailing any relelevent skills, knowledge and experience.  These should be sent to the Project Director, Sean Gladwin, by 5pm on Thursday 27th June 2019 via email to:  

Applicants will be asked to complete a skills survey, followed by an invitation to an informal meeting for a friendly chat with the Project Director and the Chairperson.

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