Chair of Trustees and Trustee

Borderlands South West Limited
Borderlands South West Limited
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 14 June, 2023 - 15:00
Contract Type: 
5-6 per month
Contract Details: 
Trustees are elected for a three-year term and can be re-elected for further terms. Trustees are not paid but can claim expenses such as travel costs.
Details of Role: 

Borderlands is a charity based in Bristol and exists to work with refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants to help them from exclusion to belonging. We are currently recruiting for two posts on our board of trustees:

- A new Chair to lead and guide the charity in its next strategic and developmental chapter. This vacancy is being advertised while Borderlands is undertaking an exciting piece of work around its long term strategy. Our work has significantly increased and grown in the last years, as has Borderlands' strategic role in the wider refugee sector. We are keen to recruit someone sharing the same commitment, vision and values as the rest of the charity.

- The board recently completed a successful governance review and skills audit led by an external consultant. Following this, we are are also looking for a trustee who can bring to the board one or more of the following skills:

  • HR skills/professional background
  • Knowledge of relevant government (local/national) policy
  • Lived experience of refugee/asylum issues and/or candidates with a good knowledge & understanding of refugee/asylum issues.

We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network (, which aims to create a charitable sector that is led by people with lived experience of the asylum and immigration system. As part of this network, we challenge the one-size-fits-all approach in our employment practices, and respect personal circumstances and needs of people with lived experience. Please feel free to use information and resources at which may help in preparing your job application.

Please find attached here the role description, person specification and benefits of the role. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in learning more about the role and how to apply, please contact the CEO, Suanna Revolti : - 07713695845. 

Contact Person: 
Borderlands South West Limited
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
Lawfords Gate