Connect: North Korea is recruiting for our board of trustees! We are a charity in London that supports North Korean refugees in the UK. Some of our core programmes are providing education and scholarship support for North Korean refugees of all ages, from school children to adults interested in further or higher education.
Please see below for further details about our organisation and the opening, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any interest. We are still accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis for qualified candidates. We’d appreciate it if you could pass the post along to your relevant networks.
For any questions, please contact Michael Glendinning via


Thank you!

Job description

Connect: North Korea is a UK-based organisation with a global aim: enabling every person who escaped the oppression of North Korea, to heal, grow, and live the life they choose through holistic support programmes. We were established in 2018 to address the complex challenges North Koreans face in building new lives once they’ve escaped the oppressive North Korean regime and reached safety in a free country.

We are seeking a Treasurer to help Connect: North Korea continue our growth from a small community start-up into a high-impact, well-renowned, and sustainable international organisation by overseeing our financial management. You will be key to helping us to drive change for North Korean escapees, including education.


POSITION: Treasurer

LOCATION: Online/ 120B Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6DD

We usually hold board meetings online.


COMMITMENT: 2 – 3 hours per month. 

Our Board meets every quarter for 2 hours. We also hold one annual away day. All trustees join one of our subcommittees – Comms/Fundraising, Programmes, and Finance and Risk – which also meet every quarter for around 2 hours. There is expected support between meetings.

Our terms are capped at 3 years with potential for renewal for one additional term.


Overview of responsibilities

●     Ensuring that there are effective financial management processes in place.

●     Working with the CEO to set and monitor financial/risk KPIs.

●     Check and challenge management accounts, annual budgets, and annual reporting.

●     Liaising with our CEO and our experienced book-keeper to report to the board on our financial position.

●     Supporting our team when engaging and reporting to funders.

●     Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors or independent examiners.

●     Supporting us to develop our networks to increase our income.

●     Working with the fundraising committee to ensure that fundraising meets our expenditure needs, and raising awareness of our fundraising projects though personal and professional networks.

Essential skills

●        Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior finance role

●        Excellent communication and teamwork skills

●        Must align with our values and have proven involvement in social and racial justice work.


Desired experience

●        Finance Director/CFO from the charity sector

●        Knowledge of the refugee support sector

●        Knowledge of charity governance is preferable.

●        Lived experience of migration or of a refugee background is highly desirable.

●        Korean speaker

The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, works well in a team, and is highly organised with great attention to detail.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBTQI+ or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, gender or social class.

If you do not match the desirable criteria for this role, please don’t let that put you off applying, because training and support can be negotiated for the right candidate.

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter for the attention of Robin Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Applications are being reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.