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Top job! Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd January 2020

  • Advertised from 22nd November 2019


The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.

We are looking to recruit a volunteer Chairperson to lead the Board in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities. The chairperson will work in partnership with the Director to help him/her achieve the objectives set for the organization and to ensure there is an effective relationship between the Board, staff, volunteers, participants, funders and other stakeholders.

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
  • Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders
  • Significant experience of chairing meetings and events

Knowledge and skills

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Civil Society sector and current issues affecting it
  • Understanding of the mission and clientele of the charity
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together
  • Financial management experience and a broad understanding of charity finance issues
  • Strong understanding of charity governance issues

Please see below for the job description.

Application notes

Please send your current CV together with a covering letter to Tesfu Gessesse, staff Director at

Closing date: 3rd January 2020 at 12 noon.