The Welsh Refugee Council is looking for interested individuals to join us as a Trustee to our board.

Join the Welsh Refugee Council's Board of Trustees


Welsh Refugee Council provides advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.  In our last financial year, we provided over 38,000 advice session for the people who use our services from our four offices in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham.  The Welsh Refugee Council also raises awareness about refugee issues, promotes their human rights and advocates for political change.  In addition, we work with over 300 community groups and organisations that provide services for asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.

We now have a number of trustee vacancies on our Trustee Board of twelve.

We need people who can help direct the WRC towards achieving its mission and ensure that the organisation is effectively managed. Trustees would need to be able to make a commitment to the WRC and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgements, an ability to think creatively and willingness to speak their mind.

We would welcome applications from potential trustees with a background in one of the following areas:

  •  performance management
  • human resources
  • PR and communications
  • law
  • policy and advocacy

We would expect all trustees to have a good understating of the refugee experience within a Welsh UK or global perspective.  We are particularly keen to achieve a diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We would particularly welcome applications from refugees or asylum seekers.Unpaid and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Potential trustees are asked to contact for an application pack, information about the charity and an application form, or our Chair Caron Jennings via '; // -->  for specific information about the role.  

All potential trustees will be interviewed and will need to supply two references.  All trustees are expected to comply with the Nolan Principles on public life and understand their roles and responsibilities as outlined within Charity Commission guidance CC3.The Essential Trustee

The Trustee Board holds six meetings a year and also has a strategic committee and a resources committee.  One of which all trustees are encouraged to attend.

The closing deadline for applications is 20th January 2016.

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