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Safe Steps is seeking new Trustees

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.
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating performance against agreed targets, To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation’s funds.

Interview and further participation: In light of COVID19, all interviews will take place via Zoom or Teams.

Closing date: 30th April 2022
Communications Officer
  • Hours: 10 hours per week
  • Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum (pro rata)
  • Salary: £22,500 (pro rata)
  • Pension: Stakeholder Pension – NEST Scheme

Safe Steps have an opportunity for a new team member to join our fantastic team as a Communications Officer; the successful applicant will have a background communications and excellent digital skills.  You will be responsible for developing and maintaining Safe Steps public presence and brand – this will include, but is not limited to, management of digital content, print media and merchandise.  You will work with operational staff on internal and external campaigns, raising awareness of domestic abuse and the services provided by Safe Steps.

The role will involve occasional evening and weekend working to support the community fundraising activities and events, working hours are flexible to support this.

This post is currently being delivered via remote working with occasional days spent in our Westcliff-on-Sea office.  A review of the permanent location of this post will be conducted post COVID and is likely to involve a blended working environment.

Closing date: 27 May 2022
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