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Organisation to rebuild lives after domestic abuse seeks new Trustee with law expertise

Organisation to rebuild lives after domestic abuse seeks new Trustee with law expertise

Closing Date
30 May 2022
Location
Essex
Time Commitment
6 meetings a year + 2 away days

We are seeking to recruit passionate and committed Trustees to our Board, to play a role in the governance of the charity to ensure that we meet our strategic aims.

Safe Steps is a specialist provider, delivering services in Southend, Thurrock, and other areas of Essex. We offer a range of community services to support women, men, young people and children to rebuild their lives after domestic abuse. Operating from the Dove Centre, we take the dedication and pioneering work of the Southend Women’s’ Aid and SOS Domestic Abuse Projects over the last 40 years into the next 40.

Safe Steps is a new and forward-thinking charity that works with and for all survivors of domestic abuse, across Southend-on-Sea and in the wider Essex area. We are seeking to recruit passionate and committed Trustees to our Board, to play a role in the governance of the charity to ensure that we meet our strategic aims. If you have experience and skills, such as Human Resources, Contract Law or GDPR we would encourage you to apply.

As well as growing the size of our Board, we want to build a diverse trustee board; one that informs better decision making, improves the quality of our work and makes meaningful impact on improving the lives of adults, young people and children impacted by domestic abuse.

Time Commitment:

  • To attend a minimum of six meetings per year that last approximately 2 hours and usually take place on a mid-week evening in person.  During the pandemic meetings have been via Zoom/Teams.
  • To be open to joining a sub-committee meeting four times a year for 2 hours.
  • To attend in person two away-days per year
  • To attend ad-hoc fundraising or special events

Statutory duties of a Trustee would be: 

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document – the Constitution.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives – the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how ‘charitable’ and ‘worthwhile’ those activities are.

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