Survivors Unite

Charity registered in Scotland SC048563

Survivors Unite is a Scottish Borders charity that aims to support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and facilitate their recovery. We work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group, with ambitions to develop other services as resources allow.

Current opportunity

We are looking to attract additional Trustees who have an interest in this area of work and have personal and/or professional experience to contribute to the Board of Trustees. The main duties of a Trustee with Survivors Unite are to participate in Board meetings and subgroup work, to act as an advocate for the organisation, and be responsible for governance and strategy. The Board of Trustees meets every two months, with a mix of face-to-face meetings in Selkirk and virtual meetings. Skills/Experience required: You will have an interest in being involved in the further development of a small organisation that meets the needs of those who have experience of sexual abuse in childhood for innovative compassionate and peer-led approaches. We encourage applications from survivors and those who have been supported by our services, but only from those who have been out of our services for more than one year. We provide induction for Trustees who can also access training and resources to develop their understanding of abuse and trauma as required.