At a glance


  • Marketing strategy
  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal


Greater Manchester, M16 7WE
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

As a trustee, you will play a crucial role in guiding the organisation's strategic direction and governance, including aligning with our vision, developing the board of trustees, raising awareness, and ensuring operational efficiency.

What will you be doing?

You will: 

  • Ensure alignment with our vision, mission and values and help identify new opportunities to meet these. 
  • Develop the board of trustees to make the most of existing skills and experience and build capability and diversity.  
  • Champion an evidence-based approach to decision-making using data and evaluation from our programs to meet the needs of survivors and provide feedback to funders.  
  • Where relevant use your network to raise awareness of Independent Choices Greater Manchester and advocate for the needs of domestic abuse survivors within the community.  
  • Support our manager to identify and focus on operational priorities and efficiently build resilience amongst our team of staff and volunteers. 
  • Collaborate with trustees to provide strategic direction regarding the charity’s services, finances, legal, HR, communication, and partners/ stakeholders engagement.  
  • Ensure the board of trustees uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in all aspects of governance and decision-making.   

What are we looking for?

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • A good understanding of the trustee role, coupled with the readiness and dedication to invest the required time, preparation, and effort to fulfill trustee duties effectively. 
  • Understanding or openness to learning about the intricate nature of domestic abuse and its effects on individuals, families and communities. 
  • Creativity and innovation in problem-solving, with a focus on driving continuous improvement and excellence. 
  • We are especially interested in hearing from people who have experience in any - finances, legal, HR, communication, and partners/ stakeholders engagement. 


Abilities and skills: 

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders. 
  • A proactive mindset, with the willingness to dedicate time and effort to furthering the charity's mission. 
  • Have a commitment to the role for at least 12 months.  

What difference will you make?

As a trustee, you will play a pivotal role in guiding the strategic direction and governance of our organisation. Your insights, expertise, and commitment will help us fulfill our missions and aims.  

Before you apply

If you share our vision and are ready to make a difference, we welcome your application to join our board of trustees.  

To apply or learn more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact us via Reach. 

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Human rights
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Organisation type: 

    We are a Greater Manchester-based professional organisation, with over 40 years experience supporting, advising and working with victims & survivors of domestic abuse/violence.

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