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Role

Trustee

Saheli gives Black, Asian and Minoritised women a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next step. It is an exciting time to join the board the charity has recently evolved from an organisation supporting South Asian women to supporting women from Black, Asian and Minoritised communities. In order to achieve their vision and set the strategic direction of our organisation, Saheli are seeking new Trustees who will support the charity to comply with all its legal and regulatory requirements and ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Ensure that Saheli complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Ensure that Saheli pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • Ensure Saheli uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.
  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction, setting and reviewing overall policy, defining goals and setting targets an devaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Safeguard the good name and values of Saheli.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective administration of Saheli.
  • Ensure the financial stability of Saheli and ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.
  • Protect and manage the property of the charity, specifically the Refuge and any other premises run by Saheli.
  • Appoint the Director and monitor their performance.

 

What we are looking for

If you are passionate about supporting women and children experiencing domestic abuse from Black Asian and Minoritised communities then we'd love to hear from you. We expect Trustees to have:

  • Commitment to the organisation.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Willingness to speak their mind.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Charity's governance document dictates that Trustees have to be female and from the Black, Asian and Minoritised community. 

We are looking for expertise in Finance, HR, Safeguarding, Business, Communication, Fundraising, Marketing and Bid Writing.

 

What difference will you make?

Having a specialist service, dedicated to serving the particular needs that women and their families face has meant that thousands of women over the years have had a chance to leave abusive situations and secure a better future for them and their families.

It is a key time to join the board as we evolve from an organisation supporting South Asian women to supporting women from Black, Asian and Minoritised communities. Our new Trustees will help enable us to achieve our vision and set the strategic direction of our organisation.

 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to embark on their first Trustee role; we provide a full induction and an ongoing buddy system. You will have the opportunity to share your skills as well as learn new ones.

 

Commitment

The board meet once a month remotely and remote attendance can be supported going forward.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV or similar (LinkedIn profile, portfolio etc) an a supporting statement answering the questions in the candidate pack. Please send applications to the email address provided below. For an informal chat with Saheli please contact the TrusteeWorks team who will be able to arrange this. Please note that the closing date for this role is 10th December at 5pm.

The Charity's governance document dictates that Trustees have to be female and from the Black, Asian and Minoritised community.