Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J94525
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Property management

Where

Luton, LU2 0HH
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

Deadline

30 Apr 2024

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of women and children fleeing domestic abuse?

Women’s Aid in Luton is the sole provider of refuge accommodation for women and children in Luton.

What will you be doing?

With the current challenges facing our sector, we are focused on creating financial sustainability and resilience within the organisation, focusing on a robust funding strategy and a dynamic response to risk.

We are seeking to strengthen our existing Board of Trustees through recruiting additional members. We are particularly looking to recruit trustees with an understanding of housing management and investment expertise. We are also seeking to strengthen our existing Board of Trustees through recruiting a Deputy Treasurer.

At the heart of our service is the desire to provide safe, secure, and confidential accommodation for women and their children and give them the practical and emotional support that they need to start afresh.  We have a dedicated team of specialist staff who support women and children accessing our services and advocate for them as they empower themselves to build a new life, free from fear.

What are we looking for?

What We’re Looking For:

We seek trustees with expertise in housing/property/investment management to support the expansion of our accommodation-based service offer. Specifically, we need individuals who can help us enhance our services to meet the diverse and complex needs of women experiencing gender-based domestic abuse and exploitation, as well as their children. Your insights will drive our efforts to provide safe and supportive spaces for those seeking refuge.

Role Spotlight: Deputy Treasurer

As our Deputy Treasurer, you’ll wear two critical hats:

  • Financial Stewardship: Keep us financially sound, ensuring our resources are wisely managed.
  • Visionary Leadership: Help shape our future by contributing to our strategic vision. Your insights will guide our path forward.

Why You?

Financial Acumen: You understand budgets, financial planning, and fiscal responsibility.

Strategic Thinker: You’re not just about numbers; you see the bigger picture and can help us chart a course toward our goals.

Passion for Impact: You believe in our cause and want to be part of creating lasting change.

What difference will you make?

Join our board and be part of a dynamic team committed to reducing the devastating impact of gender-based abuse and exploitation. As a trustee, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping our work, strategic direction, and achieving our purpose.

Why Us?

Purpose-Driven:

Our mission is clear, we empower and safeguard women and children facing gender-based abuse and exploitation.

Impactful Work:

By joining our board, you’ll directly contribute to positive change in our community.

Collaborative Environment:

Work alongside like-minded women who share your commitment to social justice.

“Joining Women’s Aid in Luton as a Board member has enabled me to use my professional expertise in a way that gives back to the community. I know that all the energy and time I give is helping to strengthen the organisation and ultimately the women and children it seeks to support. Joining the Board has been immensely rewarding and I highly recommend it as a valuable way to volunteer your time for a good cause.” – current Board Trustee at Women’s Aid in Luton.

 

Before you apply

Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we will be considering female volunteers only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).  Applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or arrange a visit please contact us via Reach.

 

 

 

 

Causes
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who fall victim to domestic abuse. We offer support and guidance to women’s and children from all backgrounds and...