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?
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 experience and expertise to their Trustee role.
Trustees' 6 main duties
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 legal 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.
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 a trustee with legal expertise who will undertake a lead role for the Board on all matters associated with the legal aspects of the organisation.
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.
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
What you will gain from this role: