At the Refugee Survival Trust we provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed, build connections between people and use what we learn to campaign for change.
We're looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for governance in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines, making sure RST is focused and sustainable in times of increasing demand for our services and helping set the strategy and guide and oversee charity operations. You will play a key role in oversight of responsible financial management.
The board has people of diverse background and experience sharing our vision of a welcoming, inclusive, safe Scotland for refugees and asylum seekers, where all live free of destitution and can realise their potential. Trustees bring skills essential to the successful governance of the charity along with a willingness to help as needed to promote RST's success. Trustees are also Directors of the Limited Company.
Trustees can help some day-to-day RST operations.
The Treasurer will:
Avg about 3 hours a week is requested for at least 2 years. You will attend board meetings, subcommittee meetings, our annual strategy day, AGM and other events. Trustees serve a maximum term of around 6 years.
Our Treasurer is standing down from the board, so we're seeking a suitably experienced enthusiastic professional with relevant financial expertise to fill this incredibly important position.
We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The role would suit someone with strong financial management skills, preferably at a senior level.
RST makes a dramatic difference to the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland who face destitution and uncertainty. As well as providing practical support in times of need, we also raise awareness of issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees and influence public policy. Your skills and experience will have an impact for good, helping to improve the life chances of people experiencing challenging circumstances.
RST is in an exciting phase of our development, having recently been awarded significant funding to better structure the organisation, including the appointment of a new CEO role. We're in the midst of the second three-year phase of our Destitute Asylum Seeker Service and have a special focus on developing our programme of emergency financial and accommodation support. We've also introduced new programmes that help asylum seekers and refugees make connections with their new communities in Glasgow and gain experience in a work environment.
Your skills and experience as part of a motivated, friendly team, will be central to securing safety and stability for people going through the asylum process.
You'll have opportunity to develop your expertise and gain experience in a leadership role of pivotal importance to a charity.
You will make a huge difference to the Refugee Survival Trust, gaining the satisfaction of helping make a dramatic and key impact to the lives of people seeking safety in Scotland.
Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.