Award-winning Domestic Abuse Charity Trustees Required

Award-winning Domestic Abuse Charity Trustees Required

Trustee/Governor
J72586
At a glance

Skills

  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Public speaking
  • Legal
  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Health and safety

Where

Redhill, RH11RJ
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? 30

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week, over 7 hours / week, short term project: 1-15 hours, completed within 4 months or short term project: 15-90 hours, completed within 4 months
Minimum of 6 Trustee Meetings a year, one day per month to deliver on projects linked to specialism, ad hoc events and meetings such as away days

Deadline

31 May 2021

Are you passionate about ending domestic abuse and social injustice? Can you help ESDAS not only to sustain its current life saving services but also to thrive in a challenging world?

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a courageous, committed and innovative individual who wants to play their part in ending the social injustice of domestic abuse and violence. The right person will join a board of like-minded people who each bring their relevant experience and expertise to their Trustee role.

ESDAS takes a strengths-based, needs-led, trauma-informed approach for supporting women to build resilience and foster independence. Many of our staff, volunteer and Trustee team are experts by experience and all are driven by the belief that abuse is not and should not be accepted as inevitable. Founded in 1993 ESDAS has a proven track record of delivering high quality life saving services to survivors and our work has achieved both local and national recognition.

We are seeking to recruit passionate and committed Trustees to our Board, to play a role in the governance of the charity to ensure that we meet our strategic aims. If you have expertise in the following areas we encourage you to apply - Legal issues, Fundraising, Donor Management, IT, Marketing, PR, Communications, Safeguarding, GDPR etc.

Trustees6 main duties

  • Ensure ESDAS is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.
  • Comply with ESDAS's governing document and the law. 
  • Act in ESDAS's best interests. 
  • Manage ESDAS's resources responsibly.
  • Act with reasonable care and skill.
  • Ensure ESDAS is accountable.

You will also be responsible for scrutinising board papers, leading discussions on your portfolio of responsibility, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which you have special expertise.

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment and we want our Trustee Board to be reflective of the community we serve. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Time Commitment:

  • To attend a minimum of six meetings per year either in person or via Zoom/Teams
  • To offer a time commitment minimum of one day per month to undertake projects
  • To attend ad-hoc fundraising or special events

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a courageous, committed and innovative individual who wants to play their part in ending the social injustice of domestic abuse and violence.

The right person will join a board of like-minded people who each bring their relevant experience and expertise to their Trustee role.

This position requires experience and strategic understanding in your area of expertise to aid the other Trustees as part of the team to enable ESDAS not only to sustain its current life saving services but also to thrive.

The ESDAS Promise

  • We believe everyone has a right to live without fear and free from abuse and violence
  • We will challenge injustice and discrimination
  • We will challenge misconceptions, stigma and stereotypes around domestic abuse
  • We will help to empower individuals to have a voice and reach their full potential
  • We will respect and value an individual’s right to make choices and decisions
  • We will work with integrity, honesty and respect
  • We will strive to be innovative and pro-active to meet individual needs in a changing world
  • We will create and take advantage of opportunities to raise awareness of domestic abuse and promote healthy relationships
  • We will actively promote equality and diversity

If you're passionate about helping adults and children who are or have experienced domestic abuse and violence, can empathise with the challenges facing our client group and would enjoy a trustee role that is likely to broaden your horizons, we'd love to hear from you. As well as an interest in charity governance and/or a knowledge of working with or supporting people experiencing domestic abuse; we are looking for Trustees who are able to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the organisation as we progress though our next phase of development.

We are looking for trustees who can offer new insights and solutions that will contribute to the further development and direction of our organisation. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have any previous experience of working with Legal issues, Marketing, Communications, PR, Safeguarding, GDPR, IT, Health & Safety, Fundraising and Donor Management 

 

 

What difference will you make?

ESDAS were created in partnership with survivors and the local community in response to the injustice many adult and child survivors experienced particularly in having to flee their homes to escape abuse and therefore losing their networks. ESDAS provides specialist Outreach Services, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor support, a holistic programme of group work for women and children, counselling, the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) and a volunteering project dedicated at harnessing the experiences and skills of those with lived experienced of abuse to support others. ESDAS takes a strengths-based, needs-led, trauma-informed approach for supporting women to build resilience and foster independence. We recognises risk as a safety need, but also considers the wider array of needs and resources of women. Many of our staff, volunteer and Trustee team are experts by experience and all are driven by the belief that abuse is not and should not be accepted as inevitable.

To fully understand the work we do please take a moment to watch this short film – the content can be challenging to watch but it shows you the reality of what we do at ESDAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRPn2nG7tls

What's in it for the volunteer?

What you will gain from this role:

  • Opportunity to actively contribute to alleviating the suffering and harm caused by perpetrators of abuse. 
  • Opportunity to work with our small but innovative Trustee team to develop and shape the future ESDAS Strategy and plans.
  • Opportunity to work closely with the Board of Trustees and gain an insight into charity governance.
  • Experience in using your creativity and expertise to help others recover and thrive.
  • Working with a diverse and motivated team of volunteers and Trustees.
  • Reimbursement of reasonable expenses

Before you apply

Send your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work with ESDAS, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information via Reach
Causes
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Men
  • Women
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