Recruiting NGIN Board Members

 

North Glasgow Integration Network SCIO (NGIN) is currently seeking new Board Members. NGIN is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, people from all walks of life with an interest in supporting asylum seekers & refugees and all New Scots in Glasgow, who guide and oversee our organisation.

The main aims and objectives of NGIN are to listen to the needs of asylum seekers and refugees who are accommodated in North/North East Glasgow communities and, in collaboration with partner agencies, to offer as much support as possible to raise awareness of the services available, to help them to feel safe, to have the confidence to do their best to integrate with the host community and to have an improved quality of life. The Network also offers a forum where information, skills, knowledge and good practice can be shared in response to issues affecting the settlement and integration of asylum seekers and refugees in this wide and diverse geographical area. In addition, the Network provides a medium for the statutory services to have improved links with community members and organises and promotes events which enable the host population and the main client group to meet together and integrate to promote understanding, equality and community cohesion.

By joining our Board of trustees you will have an ideal opportunity to support and shape the organisation, support the staff team and contribute in a meaningful way. NGIN is a small but strong and established organization who thrive on supporting each other to achieve the organisation’s mission and goals. We offer our board members access to training and will cover any reasonable expenses.

Our Board wishes to expand its skills base and welcomes individuals with relevant financial, community and business experience, aligned with a belief in social justice and financial inclusion, with a willingness to join the present Board members in developing and expanding the operation of an organisation which provides essential practical, emotional and financial support to the least privileged in our society.

We are at the heart of our diverse community and have its needs at the heart of all that we do. We would particularly like to hear from professional people who are interested in contributing to our organisation and community and who have suitable skills or experience. Given our aims and commitment to diversity, we encourage applications from all genders, the BAME community and people with additional support needs.

This is a voluntary position. We ask candidates for a minimum commitment of attending 1 meeting per month (max 2 hours), either taking place at a community venue in our area or online via Zoom. We are looking to attract individuals with skills and experience ranging from social media, human resources, community learning & development, finance/fundraising, marketing and, most importantly, an interest in the wellbeing of New Scots, who will share their skills & knowledge and help support and contribute to our organisational development.

  

For an informal chat or to express your interest, please contact:

Tom Armstrong, Chair (tarmstrong2260@yahoo.co.uk / 07884 248414), or

Lori Sullivan, Development Worker (contact.ngin@gmail.com / 07404 842227)