The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.
People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.
The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
The Junction is an award-winning charity that takes a holistic approach towards young people’s health and well-being. We work with 12-21 year olds in North East Edinburgh doing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more.
We are looking for committed individuals to join the board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with previous Board, Finance, Counselling and/or Social Work, Human Resources experience. Duties/tasks for the year include:
• Attend 4 board meetings
• Attend or dial-in to 4 informal meetings with board members
• Contribute to a sub-group that meets roughly 4 times - a team of staff and board members
• Attend 2 Development Days with staff and/or trustees (usually but not always a Saturday in Spring and Autumn)