Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network want trustees!

LRMN are looking for new Trustees to join their experienced and committed board. They are particularly looking for people to strengthen our expertise in Human Resources, Finance and IT/Digital

Their vision is to have a fair, just and equal society where all people can live in harmony with each other and in a state of positive well-being.

The mission is to empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to know and exercise their rights, thrive, make a positive contrAibution, integrate and take control of their lives.

LRMN is a vibrant and thriving organisation providing vital services to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants across London but mainly in the south and southeast London boroughs.  Their services include providing specialist legal advice on immigration, housing and welfare, supporting those who need to improve their skills through training and volunteering as well as helping them gain employment.  They support women who survived gender-based violence including rape, trafficking, domestic violence and more and they offer them 1:1 counselling and therapeutic activities.  In addition, they provide mental health and well-being support to those who are suffering from non-clinical mental health issues. They advocate and campaign against policies that are not fair and just and which uphold hostile environment. They also provide hardship funds and food parcels to destitute clients.

They have been growing the scale and range of our services over recent years and have a diverse funding base including Trusts and Foundations, statutory agencies and public donations. 

They are keen to recruit trustees with experience in the fields of HR and IT/digital and are looking for a financially qualified trustee who is interested in succeeding to the role of Treasurer when the current incumbent reaches the end of his term of office. In the next 3 -6 months they will also conduct a selection process and will appoint someone to replace our Chair who is in her last term of service.

As a Board member you will be expected to attend a quarterly board meeting, join a sub-committee which also meets quarterly and offer support relevant with your expertise. Sub-committees include Organisation Development, Finance, Risk and Compliance and Fundraising and Marketing. All meetings normally take place in the evening from 6.00pm and last about 1.5 – 2 hrs.  Since the lockdown the board has been meeting via Zoom.

For more information, please visit their website www.lrmn.org.uk To have a discussion about the roles and/ or to send your CV, please email  Rosario.Guimba-Stewart@lrmn.org.uk

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