• Chair
  • Volunteer
  • London
  • Up to £1 per annum USD / Year
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: Unremunerated
  • Consultant: Tiku van Houtem
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-11-30

Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London (RAMFEL) seeks a dedicated and passionate individual to hold the Board and Executive Team to account in delivering on the organisation’s mission and vision, in addition to providing leadership to the Board of Trustees.


RAMFEL is a charity that supports vulnerable migrants to access justice as well as providing vital support in moments of individual crisis. RAMFEL provide immigration advice (OISC level 3) and generalist advice in a range of areas to support clients. This goes alongside destitution services and support to build a new life in the UK, with ESOL classes and referrals for support accessing the labour market.

 About the Chair Role:

The Chair will be taking on this pivotal role at a crucial time in RAMFEL’s growth and development as an organisation. To continue being the trusted voice on refugee and migrant issues, a suitably experienced individual with the right motivation and willingness to lead from the front in an ambassadorial role will be ideal.

 You will be responsible for:

  • Holding the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing leadership to the Board of Trustees.
  • Working closely with, and support, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); ensuring that objectives are set in line with RAMFEL strategy, as well as providing healthy challenge where needed.
  • Be responsible for promoting and maintaining a collaborative and inclusive culture among the Board, ensuring that members work together as a team to achieve agreed objectives
  • Act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive.

RAMFEL is committed to operating as an equal-opportunity organisation. We warmly welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this Chair role. We are looking for individuals to culturally add to this organisation, rather than fit an existing mould. We particularly encourage applications from individuals from the Global Majority and individuals who have first-hand lived experience themselves or through their parents as refugees and migrants. Your unique perspective and insights are valuable contributions to our community

Time commitment

We anticipate the chair will spend approx. 15 hours a month and this will flex depending on the requirements at the time. The Board meets 4 times a year and there will be two away/onsite days a year.

How to Apply:

Charity People Ltd is acting as a recruitment agency advisor to RAMFEL on this appointment. If you believe your values align with those of RAMFEL and you are keen to be pivotal in driving forward the organisation’s values and strategic goals, then we would love to hear from you.

To receive the full recruitment pack, which has the details about this role and how to apply, please send your CV to seniorappointments@charitypeople.co.uk


Q&A Webinar hosted by RAMFEL, where they will share further insights and answer any additional questions you may have. Please register your interest in attending this webinar with your consultant and we will send you a link:

Webinar : Tuesday 23rd April 18:00

Closing date for applications: Fri 10th May 12pm

First round interviews: w/c 20th May

Final interviews: w/c 27th May

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so we can help make the application process work for you.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.