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The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile
London (Greater) (GB)
0.00 - This is an unpaid Trustee role
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Social justice
Salary band
Part Time
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About The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile

Baobab is a non-residential therapeutic community that offers all its members individual and group psychotherapy, English classes, various arts-based activities, music workshops, casework and practical support including supporting young people access employment, benefits, housing, social care, healthcare, and education. Baobab also supports community members through the asylum process helping them access legal advice and preparing clinical reports. Simultaneously, Baobab advocates for the rights of this population and all those in their position.


Why join us?

You will be part of a committed and passionate team of people. Trustees are a friendly and supportive group and play an important part in helping the Centre to develop its work and oversee its integrity. Your role as Treasurer is key to support the Board make strategic decisions concerning the financial health of the organisation and ensure we fulfil our plans.


What you will be doing?

As well as fulfilling the duties of a Trustee, the Treasurer maintains an overview of Baobab’s financial affairs. The Treasurer ensures that effective and appropriate financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place and reports to the Board at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation.

The Treasurer will be responsible for the following:

  • Presenting financial reports to the Board in a format that helps the Board understand the charity’s financial position
  • Advising the Board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities
  • Working with professional advisors overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts


Who are we looking for?

We are keen to recruit Trustees with financial expertise/accounting experience.

We are looking for someone who is willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our Board.

You do not need previous governance experience but knowledge of charity accounts is desirable.

Personal skills and qualities:

  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as Trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a Board member.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
  • Willingness to lead according to our values.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We are looking to enrich and diversify our Trustee Board and warmly welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background.


Time commitment

Estimated time is six hours a month. Trustees meet six times a year and there is a subcommittee that meets regularly to oversee finance.


How to apply

Reach Volunteering are supporting Baobab with their recruitment and applications should be sent to the Reach TrusteeWorks team.

Please email us your up-to-date CV or Linkedin profile along with a supporting statement stating why you are interested in joining our Board and how your skills and experience would add value.

Further details about the role are available in the candidate pack, available via the URL:

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