Sexual Abuse Charity - Chair

Sexual Abuse Charity - Chair

Trustee/Governor
J62970
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance

Where

Aylesbury, HP20 2RE
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? We cover travel expenses

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
The board meets every third Thursday of the month except August and December. The Chair will also set the agenda and send minutes to the trustees.

Exciting time of growth and development as our small but ambitious charity continues to develop its services. Seeking hands-on, enthusiastic women who are passionate about meeting the growing demand to support those affected by abuse.

What will you be doing?

The current board is small and very hands-on, with experience in bid-writing, data analysis, governance, counselling, PR and marketing. We are recruiting for the position of Chair to facilitate board meetings and provide leadership and direction to the board of trustees.

The board meets on the third Thursday of each month although all of our volunteers and trustees have 'real lives' so flexibility is accounted for. The organisation is supported by a range of volunteers who work with the board as a team to ensure the charity successfully achieves its aims and objectives.

Police statistics are showing an increase of sexual offences recorded, and many survivors of abuse endure psychological trauma for years before seeking support. Each trustee plays a key role, working alongside the CEO, to ensure the organisation can continue to offer support to survivors, and can grow in a sustainable way to offer a more diverse range of services so no one is left without help.

 

What are we looking for?

Our ideal trustee is keen to work as part of a team to develop the organisation. Our ideal trustee believes in empowering those affected by sexual abuse to lead fulfilling lives. Our ideal trustee would have leadership experience, a strategic vision and provide direction to the board of trustees, however, motivation and passion are top priority. We do not require someone with previous experience as a charity trustee, we are happy to provide training, looking mostly for someone with relevant experience and a willingness to learn, grow and work with the organisation. As the Chair, you will enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. The board meets on the third Thursday of each month although all of our volunteers and trustees have 'real lives' so flexibility is accounted for. The organisation is supported by a range of volunteers who work with the board as a team to ensure the charity successfully achieves its aims and objectives.

What difference will you make?

As the Chair, you will enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation and also ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document.

Police statistics are showing an increase of sexual offences recorded, and many survivors of abuse endure psychological trauma for years before seeking support. Each trustee plays a key role, working alongside the CEO, to ensure the organisation can continue to offer support to survivors, and can grow in a sustainable way to offer a more diverse range of services so no one is left without help.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Joining our organisation at this time provides a significant opportunity to affect real change in the development of services, which will have real impact on those accessing support for the profound and often devastating negative impacts of sexual violence. If you want to be involved in change, growth and improvement directly, this is a brilliant opportunity. We're not looking for just another board member but another member of the team to join our mission to enable survivors to live fulfilling lives.

Think you might be a good fit? We’d love to meet you!

Causes
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation serving those in Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes who have been affected by sexual assault and abuse recently or in the past. Our objective is to...