Breadwinners Safeguarding & HR Trustee supporting refugees

Job Title: Breadwinners Safeguarding & HR Trustee supporting refugees
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Safeguarding & HR Trustee
Contact Name: Martin Cosarinsky Campos
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2019 15:49

Job Description

BW - Safeguarding & HR Trustee 

Join the Board of a start-up grassroots charity creating employment opportunities for refugees. We are looking for someone with Safeguarding and Human Resources experience and knowledge of refugee needs.

Ideal candidates attributes

  • Passionate about supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum.

  • Safeguarding experience working with refugees.

  • Human resources knowhow, and able to support the development of the team.

  • Hands on approach, comfortable to work on start-up set up.

  • Available to dedicate at least 8 hrs per quarter to Breadwinners.

  • Trustee board meetings on Weekdays afternoons 5 times a year.

  • 2 years terms.

Breadwinners is an ambitious grassroots charity creating employment opportunities through the sale of artisan bread. With seven market stalls already up and running, we have secured operating costs to open many more. 

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We believe refugees have extraordinary potential as entrepreneurs, employees and members of local communities.

We provide jobs, training and mentoring for refugees and asylum seekers across our London farmers market stalls. This gives our Breadwinners a safe and supportive place to work, where they can build their confidence, learn new skills and get the experience they need to get a good job or set up a business so they can have a much deserved fresh start! Our business model is to buy bread from leading bakeries at cost price, and sell for retail, with 100% of the profit going back to the charity to power our work. Breadwinners provides training, support, networks, for refugees to progress and integrate into UK.

Your role 

  • Lead the development of Breadwinners safeguarding policy, procedures and practice on behalf of the board and ensure these are in line with most recent government legislation and best practice.

  • Assess the risks that arise from Breadwinners activities and operations involving children and vulnerable people and develop and put in place appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures to protect Beneficiaries, volunteers and staff.

  • Support staff on specific safeguarding issues, as required.

  • Support the structure and development of the team.

Please apply as soon as possible, by submitting your cover letter and CV to Please use “BW -  Safeguarding & HR Trustee” as the email subject. We will arrange interviews for great applications as they come in. No more applications will be taken after 15 of Sept. 

We want to encourage applications from people with personal, professional or volunteering experience, and welcome informal chats about the role - please call Martin Cosarinsky on 07783996918.


Who is on the Team?


Martin Cosarinsky Campos, Project Director at Breadwinners.

Martin has taken the role of Project Director at Breadwinners in October 17 and focused on scaling the organisation to support further Refugees and Asylum seekers. He is on the board of Praxis and Social Innovation Exchange, and an active volunteer at RefugeeYouth.


Nahzley Anvarian, Programme Manager at Breadwinners. 

Naz runs the “Risers” programme at Breadwinners, supporting young people seeking asylum in the UK to gain work experience, training and mentoring. She is a multilingual professional with 12 years experience of working with vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in the UK and across Europe.



John Lister, Bakery Partnership Trustee & Director, Shipton Mill Ltd.
John runs the renowned Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire and award winning The Celtic Bakery in London, which is one of Breadwinners first partner bakeries. John helps Breadwinners grow strategically, developing relationships with key influencers in the sector. 


Carla Cornwell, HR Trustee & Philanthropy Consultant.
Carla has worked as a fundraiser for ten years, specialising in events, celebrity management and philanthropy. Carla's specific role within Breadwinners includes overseeing the creation and development of a fundraising strategy, helping to identify and secure funding streams so that we reach our aims and objectives.


Christina Richardson, Marketing Trustee & Funder of The Nurture Network.

Christina is the founder of “The Nurture Network”, spending the last 5 years providing marketing training and support to Start-ups and SMEs. Christina will be helping Breadwinners with a marketing and communication strategy. 


Marika Chaplais, Fundraising & Comms Trustee & Breadwinners Co-Founder.

Marika provides essential insight and advice on fundraising strategy on a regular basis. She set up Breadwinners and is now working at Refugee Action as a Business Development Manager.


Eve Hemingway, Market Trustee & Writer of “Bread & Butter”.

Eve support Breadwinners on identifying and opening new markets, she is a manager at Winnow tackling food waste and a food writer, author of a recipe book called “Bread & Butter”.


Ghazal Ahmad, Community Advisor to the board.

Ex Breadwinner, current Tourism Sales manager.