Trustee with Finance experience

Job Title: Trustee with Finance experience
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: CWA_Trustee
Contact Name: Sophie Meuwissen
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Job Published: September 16, 2021 12:41

Job Description

Cambridge Women’s Aid has been supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse for over 40 years. We are currently searching for new trustees to join our board.

CWA offers information, advice and practical as well as emotional support to women affected by domestic abuse. Our outreach service covers Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire. The charity also provides safe and secure accommodation in our refuge to women and children in need of a place of safety.

Effective governance is key to the success and sustainability of our organisation. As a trustee, you will be able to use your experience, energy and creativity to shape our approach and help us to achieve our mission: supporting survivors of domestic abuse to regain control of their lives. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ trustee, and you don’t necessarily need previous board experience; we welcome women with a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and life experiences, who can commit and contribute to the success of our work.

At the moment, our Board of Trustees is particularly looking to build expertise in Finance, and we welcome applications from women interested in the role of Treasurer. However, we are interested in hearing about full range of skills applicants can bring.

As a trustee, you will receive training to carry out your role, have opportunities to represent CWA in the community, and be part of a supportive and welcoming board. Being a trustee gives you the chance to gain experience in strategic planning, develop skills in new areas, and add significant value to a thriving charity.