Thank you for your interest in working with The Separated Child Foundation. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:-

New Trustees

We currently have six Trustees and an Honorary Secretary. Trustees currently meet every 1-2 months. The board meetings are currently run remotely using Zoom.

We are keen to broaden our skills and recruit new people to strengthen the existing Board and drive The Separated Child Foundation forward. We are seeking to appoint new Trustees to join our board and be formally appointed as soon as practical after the recruitment process is complete. The two new Trustees are:

  • Honorary Treasurer and Trustee (to replace current postholder)
  • Trustee with a background in HR (new post)

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

Time commitment: 6-12 evening Board meetings per year and preparation time for these. There will be further meetings if co-opted onto a subcommittee.  Other contact, usually email or by telephone, will be necessary as well as reading and responding to documents.

Reporting to: Chair of Trustees.

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

Candidate Pack – Honorary Treasurer and Trustee

Candidate Pack – Trustee with a background in HR

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:

Candidate Pack – Honorary Secretary

Volunteers for our packing project

The Separated Child Foundation is recruiting new volunteers to create arrival packs and sleep packs for lone refugee children and young people arriving in the UK. Demand for packs has more than doubled in the past month; we are looking to grow our team to ensure that every separated child gets the practical essentials they need following their long and traumatic journeys to safety. Our friendly team, known as the ‘Purple Packers’, meets on alternative Sunday mornings between 10am and 1pm and there are also some weekday sessions on Mondays and occasional Fridays.

Time commitment: Ideally one session every 4-6 weeks to give a sense of engagement and community, and to help team stability.

Induction mornings: New volunteers will be invited to attend an induction morning facilitated by the project manager and one of our Trustees. The next session will be held on Sunday 10th October.

Location: The Big Yellow Self Storage warehouse near the North Circular Road, London, NW2 7JP. Free parking is available and several buses stop nearby. For those travelling by underground, it is usually possible to get a lift from a nearby tube station with another volunteer. We can also reimburse travel expenses, with a receipt.

Role description: The duties are largely repetitive tasks and include; assembling arrival/sleep packs and preparing the items that go in them e.g. filling lavender pouches, folding T-shirts, filling wash bags etc. Other tasks can include processing incoming goods, replenishing stock, cleaning and sweeping, and removing rubbish and recycling. Task preferences can usually be accommodated.

Health and safety: Each session is managed by a Pack Leader and there is a qualified First-Aider present at all times. All our Purple packers must complete a volunteer registration form and read and comply with our safeguarding and child protection policy. A ‘young person’ consent form must be filled in by the parent or carer for any volunteers under the age of 18.

To register your interest, please email contact@separatedchild.org.uk

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