We are looking for trustees to join our board of women dedicated to ending sexual and gender-based violence in Suffolk. As a Trustee, the commitment and energy you display will make a direct difference to Suffolk Rape Crisis (SRC) and the survivors we support. We are a feminist organisation run by women. We believe that all people should and must be able to live lives free from the threat and the after-effects of sexual violence. We believe we can help to make that happen – trusteeship with Suffolk Rape Crisis allows you to be a part of this movement. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for running SRC, for its property, finances and the employment of any staff or volunteers.
Trustees help plan the strategic future of the charity and its work, are involved in developing and managing staff and volunteers and make policy decisions for the charity. They also ensure it’s accountable to its beneficiaries, funders and to the Charity Commission and the public in general.
A trustee would need to display:
Willingness and ability to work within the systems, policies and constitution of Suffolk Rape Crisis
Flexibility and imagination in her approach to her work
Commitment to the philosophy and aims of SRC as set out in the policy document and constitution
An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to her duties as a trustee
Good, independent judgment
An ability to think creatively
Willingness to speak their mind
An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Excellent discussion and teamwork skills
Experience in working within the voluntary sector
Knowledge around violence against women and girls, working to support marginalised groups
We are looking for female Trustees in accordance with the Equality Act 1990, Schedule 9, Part 1.
We offer emotional support, signposting and counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.