As a board member of Bristol Refugee Festival (BRF) you will be an independent advisor helping the organisation achieve its goals. You will be involved in policy making and planning exercises, offering support and advice to the Executive Directors to ensure they continue to work in the best interest of the stakeholders. This is a voluntary role and you will be classed as a Non-executive Director.
To ensure that BRF has a clear sense of direction and priority.
To ensure that BRF is financially robust and healthy.
To ensure that BRF operates within the law and with integrity.
To contribute to the development and monitoring of BRF’s strategic plan.
To advise and participate in the development of policies.
To promote BRF to external and internal audiences.
To support the work of the Festival Director and core team in achieving BRFs vision &
A commitment to the aims, vision, mission and values of BRF.
An ability to think creatively and strategically.
Good independent judgement.
Willingness to speak and listen to others.
An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
A commitment to equal opportunities.
Lived experience of the asylum process or a commitment to listening to and championing
the voices of refugees and asylum seekers.
Fulfil the role for 2 years if possible – you may then step down at AGM or be voted back
Attend board meetings. Usually 4 per year – generally online and approximately 2 hours.
Attend the Annual General Meeting (usually held in November)
Read board papers and prepare comments/questions in advance of meetings.
Attend and participate in sub-group meetings as required.
Attend training and development sessions.
Offer any skills, knowledge or expertise you may have to help BRF with its aims.
Attend Festival events and meetings as a representative of BRF, when you can.
Induction and mentoring from staff team and other board members.
A chance to use and develop your skills and knowledge to make significant positive
change and create a positive narrative for refugee and asylum seekers.
Training opportunities in areas where you may wish to improve knowledge and skills.
Opportunity to be part of a small but dedicated team.
Reasonable travel expenses if live outside Bristol or for those on low/no income.