St Augustine’s is now seeking new trustees with compassion and commitment to support the charity to continue to meet its mission, live out its values and deliver our vision: To ensure that people seeking asylum and refugees become part of Calderdale life, and alongside our local community in Park Ward, are able to feel safe and empowered.
It’s important that our board represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and diversity, including those with lived experiences of the UK Asylum & Refugee system and young people under 25. It must represent and reflect our community.
We want to expand our existing board of 5 members to 10, and are looking for 5 new Trustees with a range of skills, knowledge and experience including, but not exclusively, the following areas:
- Human Resources and/or the law
- Social enterprise/business development
- Communications and campaigning
- Fundraising and finance
- Knowledge of UK Immigration system
Within these roles we would welcome people who also have local knowledge and connections in Calderdale, experience of leadership, strategic management and governance including policy development.
We are also seeking a new Chair to the board to help us work together to make the St Augustine’s Centre charity even stronger and ensure future sustainability.
We are a caring and supportive board and are offering a support and mentoring programme to all new board members who’d like it, so we all understand the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee.