Open Position: Chair of Trustees

We have an open position for a Chair of Trustees. Working in partnership with our Director, this role will play a crucial part in the successful running of our organisation. See below for more information and how to apply. 


Chair of Trustees – Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

London, Greater London (Hybrid)

Role title: Chair of Trustees

Reports to: the Trustee Board

Deadline to apply: Friday, 29th December 2023 (5pm)

How to apply: For a full job description and for more details of the kind of person we’re looking for, please see the complete job description and submit your application by email to applications@sdcas.org.uk or by post to SDCAS Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, London SE15 4AN We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:

SDCAS is an established local charity that aims to promote the wellbeing of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Our day centres provide safe spaces for clients to access free, holistic services. We provide hot lunches, advice and support around health, housing, immigration, education and employment, and a range of social and wellbeing activities.

Purpose of the role:

  • To lead the committee in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities
  • To work in partnership with the Director to help her / him achieve the objects set for SDCAS
  • To ensure there is an effective relationship between the Trustee Board and the organisation, staff, volunteers, members, and stakeholders.

Keys Qualities:

Essential:

  • Commitment to the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees in London
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment
  • Successful experience of chairing management boards
  • Experience of change management
  • Good meeting and presentation skills
  • Supportive and confident leadership style
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of the local funding landscape
  • Lived experience of being a refugee/asylum seeker

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the local funding landscape
  • Lived experience of being a refugee/asylum seeker

Application Resources: