Trustees with Lived Experience

Survivors Fund (SURF) Office in Kigali
Survivors Fund (SURF) Office in Kigali

Survivors Fund (SURF) is seeking new Trustees. We are particularly keen to recruit Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda to ensure that our Board represents our principal demographic that we support. The initial commitment is for a three-year term.

The Board meets four times a year virtually and in London, so trustees can be based anywhere. Currently we have ten Trustees based in the UK, Rwanda and the USA.

The Charity Commission notes about trustees:

“Trustees are the volunteers who lead charities and decide how they are run. You may have heard them called board members or the board. Trusteeship is a great way of contributing to causes you care about and developing strategic and leadership skills at the same time.

Anyone can be a trustee, regardless of how junior or senior you are in your career, whether you’re in paid employment or not, regardless of your ethnicity, class, gender orientation, sexuality or any other difference. Boards thrive when they have a diversity of skills, knowledge, age and experience on their board.”

So if you think that you can help lead our work, or you know anyone who might be in a position to help us, please do let us know. Further information about the role of the trustee, and how to express interest in becoming one, is available here

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