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  • Writer's pictureRefugee Biriyani & Bananas

JOIN OUR TEAM - We are looking for new Trustees!

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Refugee Biriyani & Bananas are steering towards a new and exciting phase of our organisation aimed at improving our humanitarian aid provisions, advocacy efforts and our governance. We are looking for people with the skills, experience, energy, and time to commit to our important work as Trustees. Our Board is responsible for the governance of Refugee Biriyani & Bananas. The Board does not directly manage the day-to-day work, but provides oversight, shaping organisational strategy and supporting our staff and volunteers.

The trustee positions we are seeking to fill are:

  • Vice Chair

  • Treasurer

  • Fundraiser

Please view the role descriptions of each of these positions and if you think any of these could be you get in contact with us!

Refugee Biriyani & Bananas Vice Chair Role Description

Refugee Biryani & Bananas Vice Chair Role Description
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Refugee Biriyani & Bananas Treasurer Role Description

Refugee Biryani & Bananas Treasurer Role Description
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Refugee Biriyani & Bananas Fundraising Trustee Role Description

Refugee Biryani & Bananas Fundraising Trustee Role Description .docx
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Application Process

We are looking for applicants with the drive to help us reach our ambitious goals.

We are a safe space for all people and welcome those who are new to and currently underrepresented on Charity Boards, in particular members those who consider themselves to have a disability, members of the LGBTQ+ community and those in the global majority[1].

Lived experience of migration or asylum or a commitment to this work is welcomed.

Interested applicants should send a CV with full contact details and a brief covering letter to address your motivation for the role, what specific skills and expertise you would bring and how you meet the competencies listed in the role description. Please send your CV and cover letter, marked private, to our Ruhi, who will then be in touch.

Normally Trustees are asked to commit to a 2-3-year term on the Board and serve for a maximum of 2 terms. All appointments are subject to completion of a successful 3 month probationary period. Following a successful interview, potential Trustees are asked to undergo a DBS / Police check, provide references and complete a three month induction period before being officially appointed. All Trustees are required to adhere to the Charity’s policies and procedures.

More information about being a charity Trustee

For more details about the legal obligations of Trustees visit the Charity Commission website at and read its publication CC3, The Essential Trustee.

Please note: the law places certain restrictions on becoming a charity Trustee (for example, you cannot be under the age of 18, or been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonestly). If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, visit the Charity Commission website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

[1] Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the global majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'.

**Update - These roles have now been filled.**

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