Thank you for your interest in joining our Board of Trustees. Please find below the details of current opportunities:-

New Trustees

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of lone refugee youth. It is a challenging but highly fulfilling role.

The Separated Child Foundation is poised for growth at an exciting stage of its development and we’re keen to recruit more Trustees to strengthen and broaden our skills and understanding.

We’re committed to creating a diverse Board of Trustees that truly reflects the multi-ethnic nature of our society, including the children and young people that we support. We particularly welcome applications from people who have the lived experience of a separated child or a refugee in another situation, or else have been working for organisations that support refugees, and from people in under-represented communities.

We invite you to apply for the position of Trustee, which is a place in a lively, committed and forward-looking team.

Some basic information:

  • Our Board currently has eight Trustees (including a Chair, a Deputy Chair and an Honorary Treasurer). We have vacancies for at least two more Trustees and an Honorary Secretary. New Trustees can be formally appointed soon after the recruitment process is complete.
  • Meetings take place on Zoom in the early evening on a weekday.
  • The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses (including for travel) may be claimed.

For more information and to apply, please download the candidate pack below:

Candidate Pack for a Trustee – January 2022

Honorary Secretary

We are seeking an Honorary Secretary to play a vital role in the operation of the Board of Trustees. The Honorary Secretary is also our contact for both the Charities Commission and Companies House. Trustees currently meet every 1-2 months and the meetings are currently run remotely using Zoom.

Remuneration: The role of Honorary Secretary is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses including for travel may be claimed.

Time commitment:  6-12 evening Board meetings per year plus time before each meeting for the preparation and distribution of the agenda – along with other papers as directed by the CEO / Trustees – and time following each meeting for the writing and distribution of the minutes. Other contact, usually by email or occasionally by telephone, will be necessary.

Reporting to: Chair of Trustees.

For a full role description and details of how to apply, please download the candidate pack below: