Women’s Aid Board of Trustees positions

Women's Aid
City of Bristol
Unsalaried; honorarium payment plus out of pocket expenses, including childcare and for access needs
15 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 45 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are currently seeking four trustees to join our board; one of these trustees will hold leadership positions in the women’s sector as the Chief Executive or trustee of a member organisation and three positions are open to applicants who are not from a member service. Ideally we are looking for women who have commissioning, legal or financial expertise. Within this, we are also looking to recruit two Co-Treasurers.

Meeting locations                          London and Bristol with occasional other England-wide travel

Salary                                            Unsalaried; honorarium payment (for members) plus out of pocket                                                           expenses, including childcare and to cover any access needs, will be                                                       paid

Closing date                                  Midday, 24th June 2019

Interviews will be held                  5th July 2019, London


Shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake an assessment in addition to interview. The successful appointments may also be subject to a satisfactory crimnal records disclosure and written references.

We plan to conclude the recruitment process and announce appointments by 6th September 2019, to enable the new trustees to complete their initial induction before joining a two-day board meeting being held at the Women’s Aid office in Bristol over 21st and 22nd November 2019.

To arrange an informal conversation with one of the co-chairs about the roles or for any further information about the organisation, please contact Rachel Reed at r.reed@womensaid.org.uk or call her on 01179 157453 or 07534 620498. The recruitment pack can be downloaded from our website: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/about-us/jobs/.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and a supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) to Rachel at r.reed@womensaid.org.uk. Please ensure that your supporting statement fully addresses how your values, knowledge, skills and experience match our requirements.

You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer. References will only be taken with your permission.

You are also invited to complete and return the attached monitoring information form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

We would also be grateful if you could let us know if you will require any special provision as a result of any disability should you be called for interview.

Finally, please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable.

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