Scottish Refugee Council is a national charity providing help and advice to people from the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Scotland and advocating for their rights. We coordinate the annual Refugee Festival which takes place in June and work in close partnership with other organisations on campaigns and service delivery.
SRC currently has 14 directors, 64 staff and 69 volunteers. Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.
We are looking for refugees (including people seeking asylum) to join our board of directors to support us in achieving our vision. You may have skills in management, finance, law, human resources, public affairs and communications, research and policy, fundraising, IT, any of which would be welcome. You could have gathered these skills in your home country, in the UK or somewhere else. You may have learnt these skills through education, through the workplace or through voluntary work. However, a passion for the rights and welfare of refugees and a willingness to bring your lived experience to the role are what matters most. All new Board Members are offered induction and mentoring support.
The board meets 4 times a year in Glasgow. A strategy day is held annually. Members are expected where possible to take part in one of the three sub-committees (Finance and Audit, Staffing, Fundraising) that support the Board. This is not a paid role however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
We are looking to recruit a Support Services Manager and Company Secretary based in our Glasgow Office.
The Support Services Manager supports the Leadership Team and Executive Director (not currently in post), the outreach and other work of the Community by ensuring that efficient services are provided and maintained in the fields of finance, staffing, IT, property and administrative support. The post is based at the Community's offices in Glasgow; the post holder will also require to travel occasionally to Iona and Mull.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and considerable experience in financial administration, acquired at a management level, as well as practical experience in the fields of personnel, property and IT and a “can-do” attitude.
The post will assist the Digital Development Manager and the Communications Officer in developing and maintaining high quality integrated communications and building the brand and profile of the organisation.