Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th November 2020

  • Advertised from 1st October 2020


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:


  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation and exercising strong people management skills
  • Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
  • Migrant and refugee issues and experience
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • National and local voluntary sector, government and statutory bodies
  • Human resource management
  • Communications and marketing
  • Quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation

Application notes

Please send your current CV together with a covering letter to Nick Croft, Chair of The Welcoming Association at

Please find attached job description for the role.

Closing date:12 pm (noon), 13th November 2020