Community InfoSource (CIS) is looking for a key person with a passion for working to enable asylum seekers and refugees to know and secure their housing rights and have access to safe and dignified housing. The person should have experience of project management, people management, fundraising, budgeting and project financial monitoring, as well as knowledge of and experience of working with asylum seekers within the UK asylum system. The person should be committed to a human rights ethos and to CIS’s values.
We will guarantee an interview to anyone with lived experience of the asylum system who fulfils the essential criteria of the person specification.
The aim of this post is to coordinate and manage the successful delivery and development of CIS’s Women and Asylum Seeker Housing project, including ensuring project planning, staff, fundraising and budget management, coordinating team delivery and team meetings, and supporting the fundraising and sustainability of the project.
Community InfoSource has secured funding from Glasgow City Council’s Communities Fund and from The Robertson Trust, for this post. The post is for 21 hours a week for 18 months from March 2023 and thereafter subject to further successful fundraising.
Responsible to: CIS Chief Executive Officer
Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people primarily from the Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse?
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid are seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provides refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on support primarily to women, children, and young people from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
The role of the Director is unpaid but not without reward. This is a unique opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to strengthen, provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the staff and future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have the necessary skills and experience in the following areas which include: Human resources or a legal background; Governance; Finance/charity accounting; Health; Education; Housing. Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women, children and young people from minority ethnic backgrounds who have experienced domestic abuse is essential.
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board. There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support.