An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of our board of volunteer trustees responsible for the effective governance and strategic direction of Grampian Women’s Aid. Grampian Women’s Aid offer refuge accommodation for 10 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, crisis intervention and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse. Our work also includes participation with external agencies, communities and individuals for prevention, training and awareness raising. We are currently based in Aberdeen, although we provide support services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
We are committed to diversifying our Board so women representing all sections of the community are welcome. We are keen to add to existing skills and knowledge to our current trustee skillset, so we particularly want to hear from women with the following professional backgrounds: human resources/employment law, organisational development and change management, finance/charity accounting, fundraising, IT and women from a legal background. We also strongly encourage women who have personal experience of domestic abuse to offer us their personal insight into accessing and using the range of services offered by women’s aid and partners.
The Board currently meet 6 weekly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a sub-group of the Board. There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support. The role of the trustee is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed.
Grampian Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. This role may be subject to Adult PVG scheme membership.
If you are interested and would like an application pack, please contact:
Tel: 01224 593381