28 days ago
Refugee Employment Network (REN) is a charity with a strong and growing membership of 180+ people, representing 80+ refugee integration and supporting organisations from across the UK. Across our membership, we are working with a minimum of 10,000 refugees each year (around 15% of the total UK refugee workforce).
In January 2018, a small group of 15 delivery charities met in London to discuss some of the common challenges they were facing and how collaboration could support them. From this, REN was born and in January 2019 the network formally launched with a summit attended by over 80 organisations and a renewed mandate to drive collaboration between organisations offering livelihood assistance for refugees in the UK. We have been incubated by World Jewish Relief over the last 18 months and have grown from a seed of an idea and now we are currently spinning out to be an independent charity.
We are looking to appoint a number of new trustees including a treasurer. We are keen to ensure our board is diverse and represents our whole society therefore we are particularly interested in receiving applications from people from a range of backgrounds, people with lived experience and first-time trustees.
We are looking for people with a range of skills and experiences including: strategic finance, corporate social responsibility, commercial, employing and working with refugees, significant knowledge of the UK employment system, and people with lived experience. All of our trustees will have a passion for the work REN does and for supporting refugees. As we grow our charity and create our strategy, we are looking for trustees who can support us with setting our overall vision and strategy, can think creatively, bring shrewd, independent judgement, and help us build cooperative strong relationships.
The board meets remotely four times a year, and we expect the time commitment for trustees to be circa one day per month. This will include ad hoc phone calls and meetings for consultation, reading board papers and visiting projects when this is safe to do. Times and dates of meetings will be agreed on once trustees have been appointed.
For further information about the role and to apply, please visit the job page: https://bit.ly/2Yi5c6T
Closing date: 9am, Monda8th March 2021