Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary
Reference: J61398
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2019 19:13

Job Description

Room to Heal is a grassroots community charity supporting survivors of torture and human rights violations who are refugees and asylum seekers. We provide a programme of therapy, casework and broader activities to assist people in overcoming the legacy of their traumatic experiences whilst navigating the practical challenges of life in exile.

Role Purpose

We are now looking to find new trustees to work with our existing board and our new Director and committed team. We would like to bring in new people to help provide strategic vision and ideas to develop Room to Heal in this new phase of its development.

Person Specification

We are particularly interested in potential candidates who have one or more of the following skills and experience:

  • Charity governance
  • The human rights sector
  • People management and safeguarding
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Budgeting and income generation
  • Developing strategic partnerships

Having experience of working with refugees (either through lived experience, personally or through paid or voluntary work) is desirable.

After serving the board for over decade, the current Chair will be stepping down once new trustees are fully in role and as part of this transition one of the new trustees could become a co-chair if they had an interest and the right background and experience.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to offer your skills and experience for the benefit of an organisation which successfully operates as a therapeutic community for torture survivors in London.  With the new Director now well established we are aiming to develop a 3-5 year strategy this year and you would play a key role in deciding the strategic direction of the organisation.

You would become part of a community made up of people from over 30 countries of all ages and religions united by a common belief in humanity and respect for human rights.

Time Commitment and Location

Board meetings take place in Newington Green, North London and are held in the evenings at least 5 times per year. The role is not remunerated but reasonable expenses are paid.


To apply

Applications should be made via the TrusteeWorks team in the first instance.  To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.