Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J95790
At a glance

Skills

  • Legal
  • HR
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding

Where

Bristol, BS29LJ
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
Time commitment: approx. 2-4 days a month, with Thursday evenings for (virtual) Board meetings. Further details found in the supporting document.

Deadline

07 Jul 2024

The Green House Bristol is looking for a new Trustee. As Trustee, you will play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction of the charity and ensuring good governance. 

What will you be doing?

3 in 20 girls and 1 in 20 boys will experience sexual violence before they turn 18. Yet, with access to the right help, children and their families can heal and recover. The Green House offers this lifeline, delivering the only specialist service to children, young people and families who have experienced sexual abuse living in Avon and Somerset. 

We are currently recruiting for a new Trustee to join our Trustee board. As a Trustee of The Green House, you will contribute to ensuring that the charity fulfils its mission, operates effectively, and remains accountable to survivors of child sexual abuse, and their families.  

Please note that you will also be appointed as a Director of The Green House, reflecting our registration as both a charity and a Private Limited Company. 

 

 We would particularly value applications from candidates with:  

  • Sector-specific knowledge of sexual violence and abuse. 
  • Knowledge of any of the groups currently underrepresented within The Green House’s services. This includes boys who have been sexually abused, LGBTQI+ communities and those from the global majority. 
  • Knowledge of human resources and employment law. 
  • Knowledge of accountancy and finance. 

EDI Statement  

The Green House actively encourages and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Having a diverse workforce would not only help us evolve as an organisation, but also help us better our inclusive practices for the various communities we serve. Because of this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from members of ethnic minority groups and individuals with disabilities who are currently underrepresented within the charity.   

We also understand that different barriers effect people with protected characteristics from accessing certain opportunities or experience. That is why we would like to offer any candidate living with disability that meets the minimum criteria a guaranteed interview.   

There is an optional Equal Opportunities form, found on the 'work with us' page on our website, for those living with disability to submit alongside their application to qualify for the guaranteed interview scheme. As well as in general for our internal diversity in recruitment monitoring, which can be sent to us at the same address alongside your application. This form will not be seen by the hiring panel.  

What are we looking for?

About you 

You do not need to have previous experience of acting as a Trustee. We are looking for you to demonstrate: 

  • Commitment: A deep passion and commitment to work alongside survivors of sexual abuse and their families. 
  • Integrity: That you uphold the highest ethical standards. 
  • Strategic Thinking: An ability to contribute to ‘big picture’ thinking. 
  • Financial Acumen: The ability to understand financial statements and budgeting. 
  • Collaboration: A recognition of the need for The Green House to act alongside partners and survivors, and for the Board to function as a collective. 
  • Advocacy: A willingness to represent the charity and advocate on The Green House’s behalf. 
  • Communication: The ability for you to communicate your area of specialism to other members of the board with different specialist knowledge. 
  • Time Commitment: The ability to consistently devote time to the role. 

 

We value a wide range of experiences and specialisms, and our work is research-led and evidence-based. We welcome and encourage those with lived experience to apply. We know that there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’ and that many of The Green House’s team are themselves survivors of sexual abuse and/or have wider lived experiences that offer huge value to the work we deliver. 

What difference will you make?

Why join us? 

 

The service The Green House provides is distinct in four ways: 

  1. We are evidence-based, with everything we do guided by research and best practice 
  2. We are led by the voices of young people and their families 
  3. We are centred on community and connection  
  4. We are focused on the transformational power of the creative arts in helping survivors to rebuild their lives 

This has resulted in a distinct service that ensures children have access to timely, specialist support services that are right for them.   

Although The Green House delivers a local service, the work we do is increasingly leading the way in changing the national response to child sexual abuse – from delivering national training on pre-trial therapy to our involvement in the Upfront Survivors project.  

It is an exciting time to join us as we embed our new service model, deliver a new strategy, and look to increase both our local and national visibility. You will be joining an ambitious team who work tirelessly to improve the lives of children, young people and families who have experienced sexual abuse.  

Before you apply

To apply please read the supporting document then send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@the-green-house.org.uk. We will advertise this role on a rolling recruitment basis and aim to get back to interested candidates in a timely manner. 

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Mental health
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Green House is a specialist support service for children, young people and families living in Avon and Somerset who have experienced sexual abuse.

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