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We are recruiting a two TRUSTEES (safeguarding and governance)

Your chance to become a trustee of a dynamic charity working to improve the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers

Young Roots is searching for two new trustees to join its Board. Young Roots is a growing charity with a strong track record of having real impact in improving the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers over the last 16 years. We work in London primarily, but also through a delivery partner in Lebanon. The trustee team is a supportive group of professionals and we create a respectful, friendly, values driven environment where all views are taken into account. 

This is an exciting time to join the Board, as we develop our strategy for the next three years. Having grown and solidified our services through our last strategy period, we expect to grow further, working with partners to diversify our offer to young refugees and asylum seekers.

The roles

We are looking for trustees with experience and expertise in the fields of safeguarding and charity governance.

The safeguarding trustee is responsible for offering their expertise and guidance in relation to safeguarding and child protection issues to the trustee board and senior staff. They are also responsible, as all trustees are, for ensuring the charity fulfils its charitable purposes, inputting to strategic and financial decisions.

The governance trustee is responsible for offering their expertise and guidance in relation to governance, charity finance and charity law issues to the trustee board and senior staff. They are also responsible, as all trustees are, for ensuring the charity fulfils its charitable purposes, and for inputting to strategic and financial decisions.

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities. Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Deadline: 11:59am Monday 12th October 2020
Interviews: 19th, 20th, 21st October (after 5pm) on Google Hangouts
Safeguarding training: tbc
Provisional start date: asap

To apply:

Please download our youth participation statement to understand more about the way we work, the relevant role description (safeguarding trustee; or governance trustee) and our application guidelines.

Please submit your CV and a short covering email (300 words) explaining your motivation in applying to our Chair of Trustees siobhan@youngroots.org.uk. If you have questions about the role, please contact Siobhan Foster-Perkins, Chair of Trustees, by email siobhan@youngroots.org.uk.