Become a Trustee

Refugee Survival Trust is currently recruiting for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
Chair of Board of Trustees

An opportunity to make a difference for asylum seekers and refugees.

Refugee Survival Trust (RST) informs public debate on issues affecting refugees and people seeking asylum, and provides financial and other support to prevent destitution among these groups. RST wishes to appoint new Board Members and a new Chair and seeks applicants who have empathy with refugee and asylum issues, strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. RST is particularly interested in applicants with the following skills:

  • Management experience in the voluntary sector or elsewhere, including oversight of budgets
  • Ability and time to represent RST in meetings with stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and partnership building skills
  • IT skills

The Chair and Board Members will be required to attend six Board meetings per year. Board Members will be required to commit approximately ten hours a month to Board work and the Chair approximately three to five hours a week. Reasonable expenses are payable.

RST is committed to promoting equality and welcomes applications from all parts of the community; in particular from refugees.

Closing Date for applications for the Chair is 30th September 2016.

You can obtain application forms and further information by emailing or via the links below:

Chair Role Description and Person Specification
Application Form – RST Chair
Application Form – RST Trustee