Could you be a trustee at Safety4Sisters?

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Safety4Sisters is a feminist, anti-racist organisation advancing the rights of women experiencing domestic and gender-based violence who have no recourse to public funds in the UK. We provide specialist advocacy, groupwork support and emergency accommodation, and we create spaces for women to share their experiences. We are excited that our organisation has grown significantly, with new funding and increased capacity. We are now seeking women to join our friendly board of trustees and support the organisation as we develop.

We are recruiting for general trustee positions, and for the following specific roles:

Chair

  • Experience of working in the violence against women and girls (VAWG) or human rights sector.
  • Proven experience in a leadership or governance role, demonstrating the ability to lead and inspire a diverse group of trustees and stakeholders.

Treasurer

  • Appropriate accountancy qualifications and/or financial management experience.
  • Knowledge or experience of charity finance and fundraising.

Safety4Sisiters has a friendly and dynamic board of trustees, and new trustees will have opportunities for personal and professional growth as part of a supportive team. We hold full board meetings four times per year, along with a range of subcommittee working groups, and two development sessions. Meetings are a mix of online and in-person in central Manchester.

We are only seeking woman for this role as the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. As a by-and-for specialist organisation, we aim for the majority of our trustees to be Black and minoritised women. We specifically encourage women with experience of the migration system and/or hostile environment to apply for these roles.

To find out more about us, or have an initial informal chat about the roles, please email trustees@safety4sisters.org. We will require applicants to complete an application form and attend an interview.

www.safety4sisters.org

Registered Charity Number – 1191686