Voluntary Role: Chair (Board Member)
We are looking to recruit a female Board member who has significant experience of working within the Violence Against Women and Girl’s sector.
About this voluntary role:
The Haven Wolverhampton are looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees, someone who wants to help us to continue the vital work we do for women and girls, someone who can inspire action and someone who can help us carry forward the ambitious plans we have for the Charity. Our new Chair will join us at both a very challenging and an exciting time. This appointment follows a year during which we’ve seen colleagues and volunteers for The Haven Wolverhampton rise up to meet significant increases in demand for domestic abuse services whilst managing the enormous difficulties and complexities created by Covid-19. It comes at a time when the need for the women’s services we provide has never been greater, with a range of measures which need to be developed and implemented under the new DA Act 2021.
The successful candidate will be a feminist who shares the values of the Charity’s mission, aims and objectives. A leader with strong interpersonal skills, your experience or appreciation of the role of Trustee will enable you to ensure all parties are focused on the Haven’s strategic aims, cultural development, and financial sustainability. You will have an understanding of the legal duties of a trustee and your personal and political integrity will support you in advocating on behalf the Charity. The Chair with a Trustee Body with ensure that The Haven fulfils its Governance responsibilities by ensuring that The Haven Wolverhampton acts in accordance with its Constitution and managing its activities.
This is a voluntary role and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Although the Haven’s refuge services are based in Wolverhampton; there is no requirement for Trustees to live locally as attendance at meetings can be done ‘virtually’. This is an ideal development opportunity for people looking to undertake a non-executive role working within the Charity Sector.
The Haven provides excellent training and awareness in Domestic Abuse and other related areas; all trustees are expected to undertake The Haven’s core training (currently four sessions) and annual refreshers and were possible we deliver these flexibly around Trustees other work commitments. We particularly welcome applications from women who can demonstrate a commitment to ending violence against women and girls, and who hold feminist values of female liberation, empowerment, and independence.
If you require any further information or would like to discuss further, do not hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in applying for this role please send your current CV detailing your skills and experience to: Popinder Kaur – Chief Executive, Popinder.Kaur@havenrefuge.org.uk