bckr | Refugee youth charity ‘Our Second Home’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise
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Refugee youth charity ‘Our Second Home’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Refugee youth charity ‘Our Second Home’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise

Closing Date
None specified
Location
London
Time Commitment
4 Trustee meetings a year

Our Second Home is a youth movement that helps migrants and refugees to flourish in the place that they call home. Through residentials and leadership training, we empower our members to create community and build leadership.

Using a model of peer leadership and regular activity, we are creating a participant-led social movement. We do this through three core programmes to refugees and migrants aged 14 and above: school holiday residentials, a leadership training programme for graduates of the residentials, and regular movement building activities for our leaders. While youth movements like ours have existed for over a century, OSH is the first catering directly toward refugees and migrants. We are guided by 5 core values: the value of home; acting with, not for; building leaders; social action; care and support.

We began as a summer residential for 25 young people, and are now a movement of 148 young people from 25 countries based now in London, Essex & Newcastle. We officially became a charity in January 2022, and are now looking for one last piece of the puzzle: a trustee with a legal background.

You will have a passion for human rights and immigration law, but we are happy to hear from people with a wide variety of specialisms. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and those who have lived experience of the asylum system.

There are 4 trustee board meetings a year, and we also encourage our trustees to roll up their sleeves and help out at our residentials.

We are looking for a trustee with legal expertise who can help complete our founding trustee board. We seek to appoint based on skills, and other interests and skills we look for in board members include:

  • Safeguarding and welfare of vulnerable young people
  • Strategic development
  • Knowledge of the UK refugee sector
  • Financial acumen
  • Legal expertise, in particular around charity law and/or refugee and immigration law
  • Fundraising
  • Communications & PR
  • Monitoring and evaluating impact
  • Logistical or event management expertise

We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and those who have lived experience of being a refugee.

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