Board Member

  • VO59188
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Incidents of domestic abuse in the Scottish Borders increased by 10% last year.

Would you like to help shape the service that Border Women’s Aid provides, in order to meet the increasing and diverse needs of women experiencing domestic abuse?

Border Women’s Aid is the sole refuge provider in the Scottish Borders and we are a partner organisation of the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership (VAWP). Our team of skilled and dedicated support workers provide safe accommodation and a range of help and support to women accessing our service.

Our Vision is: A community where all women & children can be safe & strong
Our Mission is: Women supporting women to live empowered lives free from domestic abuse in all it's forms
Our Values are: Equality, Respect, Commitment, Trust.

We are looking to boost our motivated and passionate Board of Trustees with people who really want to make a difference to the lives of women and children who may be forced to leave their homes due to domestic abuse.

Board Trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity and are involved in creating policies and activities that promote our cause. We are required to attend monthly board meetings and to contribute to discussion and decision making.

Trustees may also conduct regular tasks or project work between board meetings to contribute to the smooth running of the charity. This may involve Chairing a Sub-Group of the main Committee or liaising with partner organisations.

We are a friendly group and welcome applications from women who have the time and relevant skills to join the board. If you would like to hear more about us, then please get in touch.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with the necessary experience to take on the role of Treasurer.

Organisation aims and objectives

Border Women’s Aid Ltd. is an independent charity dedicated to helping women and their children escaping domestic abuse. We provide safe accommodation in our refuge along with a range of help and support by a team of trained and dedicated support workers.

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Restrictions

Female volunteers only. This role is required to be for a person of a particular sex (female) under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Experience required: We ask all women interested in the post to complete a Skills matrix so we know their level of knowledge and understanding of the tasks required to be undertaken by the whole board.
Travel details: Meetings are usually held in our office in Jedburgh, but we travel to accommodate members.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: .Affiliation with Scottish Women’s Aid means we can attend their trustee days. We encourage relevant online learning.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago