Trustee Board

BECON Trustee Positions – Apply Now!

BECON is a small but ambitious charity based in Stockton on Tees which is looking for new Trustees to join the Board. We have recently embarked upon a new and impactful Strategic Plan to take the organisation up to April 2020, with national potential to address some of the most significant challenges facing the BME community sector, Refugees & Asylum Seekers and those suffering social and economic exclusion.

We are looking to refresh our Trustee group with equally ambitious individuals who have experience of working with charities or as a school governor and who may have experience in undertaking charity fundraising. Some form of BME experience would be advantageous as would commercial insight and / or understanding of business principles and financial reporting.

Trustee meetings are usually held every two months at our Stockton office.

The position is voluntary, but all reasonable expenses will be paid.

Come and join us to make a real difference!

Please send your CV and covering letter to us at

Deadline for applications: Friday 2nd June 2017

Abdul Khan – Trustee Statement

The BECON Board of Trustees make the following statement in respect of Abdul Khan:

Having been made aware of the recent conviction of Abdul Khan, the BECON Board of Trustees express their deep abhorrence of the significant crimes which have been committed by him.

The BECON Board of Trustees would like to stress that the appalling criminal acts perpetrated by Mr. Khan do not refer, nor are they in any way in relation to his role or activity in the BECON organisation.

Because BECON takes its responsibilities in safeguarding young and vulnerable people very seriously, Mr. Khan had been given extended leave from his professional duties for some time before the court hearing until the conclusion of the trial, and the BECON Board put in place clear steps and strong measures to ensure that the services and commitments of the organisation would not be impacted by these events. Mr. Khan will not be returning to the organisation.

BECON will continue to deliver its social mission into the future, providing valuable services and opportunities for those in need.


BECON Board of Trustees

10th March 2017

Juliana Nnaji (Chair)


Senior Practitioner (Social Worker) with Barnados Black Emphasis Services. She is a Family Placement Worker and she is a lead worker with Black Emphasis Services. She recruit potential foster families and adopters for children who could not live with their birth families for various reasons. The Barnados endeavour to link children with families from own ethnic, religions, linguistic backgrounds. Juliana train, assess, match children with suitable families and support both carers and children.

Barnados Black Emphasis scheme provides a range of support services sensitive to the cultural needs of black/minority ethnic children and young people. This includes the provision of approved adopters and foster carers as well as assessment, advocacy support and consultancy services to black/minority ethnic children and families and social work teams.

Amanda Main


amanda-mainAmanda is part of the West Indian Association. Amanda is also a committee member of People to People North East, Cleadon Community Regeneration Trust and is also a director of Panah

Amanda has been a trustee of BECON since inception until 2005. Amanda joined the board of trustees again in 2007


Muan ‘a K Mbikayi


muana-k-mbikayiNewcastle African Association

Suzanne Jobson


suzanne-jobson.jpgOrganisation: Cultural Awareness Integration (CAI)

CAI’ s aims are to bridge the gap of the different BME groups and the hosting society. IT employs the art to create a common ground where different members of the community can meet to find out more about each other’s cultures and social customs.

Why would you like to join BECON
I would like to be a proactive in the development of Diversity and Equality



Oz Sadiq


oz-sadiqOrganisation: Bangladeshi Islamic Culture Association (South Bank Bangladeshi) (BICA)

The aims of the BICA is to provide a community place of worship for the Bangladeshi community. Also to provide a meeting venue for the Bangladeshi community. Provide education advice and support for young people, children, women and families

Why would you like to join BECON?
To be able to get more support and information and advice guidance on issues such as Funding and Rave Equality as well as Faith issues