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We are looking to appoint trustees to join our small but dedicated team, assisting us with meeting our growing service users' needs, and helping to develop Afrocats as a CIO to be reckoned with.

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We are Afrocats, a small, female-led charity that works in partnership with funders, sponsors, donors, and individuals along with a range of external organisations supporting our vision to build a robust and more inclusive social environment for vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees.

Our aim is to reduce the impact of social, economic, cultural and language barriers on these individuals, creating a better quality, more enjoyable life.

Our mission is to build agency, aspiration and opportunity for mainly female adults and young people aged 6-18 to improve their overall life chances through creative engagement.  We address and dismantle inequality by identifying and breaking down barriers where they exist, and we strive to put these individuals at the heart of the services we offer.

We are looking to appoint trustees to join our small but dedicated team, assisting us with meeting our growing service users' needs, and helping to develop Afrocats as a CIO to be reckoned with.

Our trustees should represent the people who use Afrocats’ services. Therefore, we would like to hear from diverse applicants, especially women, Black, Asian, and ethnic minorities.

We welcome all motivated applicants to commit their time and experience to help us grow and reach the next level as a charity with employees - and sustainable funding.

Furthermore, we are particularly interested in applicants who bring with them an understanding of one or more of the following fields:

  • Professional services including charity governance, law, human resources, data analysis and GDPR compliance

  • Funding landscapes, philanthropy, and commissioning from schools and the public sector

  • Financial management

 

Ideally, you are:

  • Supportive of refugees and asylum-seekers, and compassionate towards their needs and difficult life circumstances 

  • Passionate about wellbeing, and how creativity and care can help improve lives

 

Please note that this is a voluntary role. Travel and other agreed expenses will be reimbursed, and the time commitment is roughly one half-day per month. Trustee meetings are held online or face-to-face in Manchester, and they will take place four times a year. 

 

The closing date to express your interest is Friday 18th June 2021, after which trustees and our CEO will review applications and shortlist interview applicants. Interviews will take place via Zoom on Friday 9th July 2021.