Refugee Futures works with partners to ensure local opportunities are accessible to refugees and people seeking asylum, that they are able to maximise their abilities and connect with and feel included in the local community. Ultimately, we hope people will opt to remain in Stockton once their status is secured. We are actively looking for trustees to support us in our mission.

Over recent months trustees have been undertaking development work to clarify our
roles and responsibilities, identify the gaps within the existing Board of trustees and
how we go about filling these, as well as how we make sure that new trustees are
welcomed and supported in joining the board and participating. We have decided on a
rolling programme of recruitment over the next 18 months and to recruit in stages,
bringing on two or three people at one time and with the first cohort hopefully
attending our May/June 2024 Board meeting.

The responsibilities of a trustee


  • are volunteers who play a key role in ensuring a charity is run well, in the interests of the people it is there to support.
  • are the guardians of the charity’s purpose, making sure it pursues its objects as defined in its governing document and that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.
  • ensure the charity has a clear strategy and its work and goals are in line with its vision and mission.
  • make sure the charity’s assets are used well and that the charity is run effectively and efficiently.
  • function on the basis of collective decision-making.

How to find out more

If you would like to find out more about Refugee Futures please take a look at our website, our film by some of those volunteering with us, our strategic plan and our latest accounts. Please get in touch if a conversation would help.

If you would like to know more about being a trustee at Refugee Futures please take a look at our trustee candidate pack available on our website.

Alternatively please join us at our trustee introductory session which will include a short presentation about Refugee Futures and an opportunity to ask questions. This is taking place on Wednesday 13th March between 4.30 and 6.30pm at Catalyst House, 27a Yarm Road, Stockton, TS18 3NJ. Please email Claire Paxton ( to confirm your attendance or find out more.

How to apply

If you want to explore further the possibility of becoming a trustee with Refugee
Futures, either this year or at some future date, then please send Claire Paxton
( a few bullet points or a video telling us why
you want to join the board and what skills and experience you bring (feel free to
send a CV if you have one). The closing date for the first stage of applications is
the 8th April 2024. We look forward to hearing from you!

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