Board Director for an organisation supporting young women and girls

Board Director for an organisation supporting young women and girls

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning


Islington, N1 3QP
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? Since Covid all our Board meetings have been online, so location isn't much of an issue.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board meetings are for 3 hours every quarter. Quarterly 'midway' calls are for 1hour. Board also may need to participate in staffing procedures.


01 Nov 2021

Abianda is a small not for profit social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines. We are looking for new Board members with financial / accounting or strategy skills to advice the team.

What will you be doing?

Abianda is a London-based not-for-profit social enterprise that works with young women and girls affected by gangs and county lines activity, and the professionals who support them. We are a staff team of 18. Our mission is to bring about a culture shift in the way services are delivered to young women under the age of 25, so that:

  • they feel safe to access help
  • they are no longer a hidden group in our communities
  • they are free from harm and abuse

We do this by:

  • delivering frontline services
  • delivering group work in schools
  • offering advocacy support
  • offering employment opportunities
  • delivering training and professional development programmes to professionals who work with young women and girl

We are looking for two new Board members to fill the skills gaps of two out going Board members.

Board meetings take place quarterly from 3 - 6pm on the last Tuesday of January, April, July and October. There are also four x 1 hour 'midway' calls that take place with the CEO where she updates the Board on current issues. The Board may also need to participate in staffing procedures, training or meetings, as, or if, relevant.

Each Board member will undergo an enhanced DBS check and will need to sign Abianda's NDA and GDPR agreement.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with expertise in finance / accounting or organisational strategy to join our Board of Directors.

What difference will you make?

We are a small organisation with 18 staff carrying out challenging frontline work with young women. Our current Board of five make a huge contribution to the governance of the organisatsion, but after a number of years in post we are sadly having to say goodbye to two Board members. We are looking for a couple of new Board members to replace the skills they brought to the Board.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Benefits for Board members include:

  • To be part of an amazing team of people who are changing systems and structures to make the lives of young women safer;
  • Professional skills development in a non-executive team;
  • Personal growth from exposure to equalities work and increased connection to oppression and challenges faced by girls and young women in our communities;
  • Being connected with an organisation that has a developing reputation for bringing about social impact and change.

Before you apply

To apply to join Abianda’s Board of Directors please email your CV and a cover letter (max 500 words), explaining the skills and experiences you bring and how your values align with Abianda’s. The deadline for receiving applications is 1st November. Interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 16th November.
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Local / community
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women and girls aged 10-24 who are affected by gangs and county line activity.

    We deliver one-on-one and group work to this high-risk...