Would you like to make a difference? Ever wanted to use your talents and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people who have experienced sexual violence? We wish to continue to build a strong and competent group of Trustees with the passion to keep this essential specialist service available in the Scottish Borders.
The overriding duty of a Trustee of SBRCC is to advance the purpose of the organisation. The effective delivery of the role and responsibilities set out below will ensure that this duty is met.
As part of the Board, Trustees will:
Ensure the proper administration of the SBRCC. This means that SBRCC’s assets and resources are used only for its purposes and that SBRCC is run in accordance with its constitution, charity law and other applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Ensure that mechanisms are in place to safeguard the assets of SBRCC, including, money, physical assets, intellectual property, staff and reputation. Act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to SBRCC and accept ultimate responsibility for everything that SBRCC does. Trustees will avoid and declare any actual, potential or perceived conflict between your own personal interest and those of SBRCC.
Skills and Experience required:
Personal Qualities and Skills
The focus of this specification is on the qualities that people can bring to this role which does not require a specific level or type of employment background, or indeed any employment history, which SBRCC does not consider essential.
All applicants must:
Share and endorse the vision and mission of SBRCC. Be able to work effectively as part of a team and relate to a wide range of people, without pre-conceptions. Show commitment to self-learning to develop the knowledge and understanding of the role of a Trustee as well as the mission, values and organisation of SBRCC. Commitment to learning and working with others to develop and share understanding of the impact of sexual violence on all who experience it. Support the principle that women-only local services can help to reduce these effects by supporting survivors of sexual violence through a range of services. Recognition that men may also be survivors of sexual violence and should be offered sign-posting to appropriate support. Awareness of the diversity of the individuals and communities living within the Scottish Borders and the implications for the role, management and services of SBRCC. Recognise the importance of education and targeted promotion in preventing and reducing the incidence of sexual violence. Be able and willing to devote time to prepare for and attend meetings and to follow up matters arising from them.
SBRCC would like to strengthen the range of skills and experience represented on the Board of Trustees, so applicants offering the following experience would be welcome:
Marketing, Communications & Social Media, finance/accounting, HR or legal knowledge, community and corporate fundraising, community development and experience of having worked in the voluntary sector.
Closing date for applicaitons is 13th September 2019 at 5p.m.