1. We Belong

Board of Trustees Chair

Hybrid / London

At We Belong, we’re pioneering change. We’re not just another charity; we’re a community led by young migrants, fighting for equal treatment and an end to the hostile immigration environment.

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Who we are

We Belong is a UK charity established and led by young migrants. It is the first charity of its kind, and our mission is to campaign for equal treatment of young migrants and to put an end to the hostile immigration environment through a shorter and fairer path to settlement. We empower young people by providing a safe platform for them to collaborate, raise their voice, and receive advice, training, and opportunities in areas like education, leadership, employability and immigration support.

The role

We are looking for an individual who has the ability to think strategically and identify and critically assess opportunities and threats (and develop effective strategies) in the context of the charitable purpose of We Belong.

This is primarily a leadership role within the Board, and so previous governance experience is essential, and experience as a Chair is highly desirable. This role will be particularly rewarding for an individual with knowledge or experience in Immigration law, policy, and advice, the charitable sector and related law and policy, research and policy influencing, campaigning and community activism or leadership and youth development.

We are looking for a new Chair who has the experience, skills, commitment and time to lead We Belong through this next exciting stage of growth.

Key responsibilities:

Chair We Belong board meetings

Provide leadership to the charity and its Board of Trustees

Ensure that the governing documents and charitable objects are complied with

Engage fully with board papers, leading board discussions and provide guidance on new initiatives

Provide guidance and support to the We Belong CEO on strategy and best practice to achieve agreed objectives

Ensure that the Board regularly reviews major risks and associated opportunities and put in place systems to mitigate risks

Address and resolve conflicts on the board and ensure decisions are made in a timely fashion

Time commitment and location:

There are quarterly Board meetings, usually two are held in person in London, and two are held remotely. The Chair will also meet with the CEO on a regular basis (to be agreed as required) and will have the opportunity to participate in Board Committees if desired. There will also be the opportunity for the Chair to represent We Belong at sector events from time to time.

Supporting document(s)

  • we-belong---chair---position-description.pdf - Download
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