Board Member/Trustee – Berkshire Women’s Aid
Berkshire Women’s Aid runs 9 refuges across Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham for women who have been subjected to domestic violence and their children. We also have a drop-in centre in Reading and run a 24 hour helpline. Berkshire Women’s Aid is managed by a Chief Executive and employs approximately 45 staff.
About the opportunity
We are currently seeking new board members and are particularly looking for women* with backgrounds in fundraising or accounting or experience of work with a housing association or similar housing organisation. Board meetings take place 6 times a year in the evening in Reading. In addition to the board meetings, trustees meet informally a couple of times a year. Depending on expertise, a board member may be called on to help with particular projects or problems which might involve meetings during the day but this aspect of the work is not obligatory. An induction, including visits to a refuge and our drop-in centre, is given to all new board members
Please E mail a brief CV to Margaret Rice-Jones, Chair of the Board at: firstname.lastname@example.org and either she or another board member will contact you for an initial informal chat so that you can find out more about BWA’s work before applying formally.
* These roles are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 and therefore we can only accept applications from women.