Job Vacancy – Trustee – Independent Choices Greater Manchester

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you believe in empowering survivors of domestic abuse? If so, we invite you to become a trustee for our well-established domestic abuse charity.

To apply or learn more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact hayleybrewer@independentchoices.org.uk  

Closing date: 25/07/24

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About Independent Choices Greater Manchester

Independent Choices Greater Manchester provides advice and support for survivors of domestic abuse in Greater Manchester. We offer a confidential helpline that offers survivors information about their legal options for safety, housing options, refuge availability, safety planning, contacting, and reporting to the police as well as emotional support, aimed at breaking the cycle of abuse and empowering survivors to take control of their lives through informed choices. Our helpline is accessed by survivors, friends and family and professionals who support survivors.  

Position Overview:

As a trustee, you will play a pivotal role in guiding the strategic direction and governance of our organisation. Your insights, expertise, and commitment will help us fulfil our missions and aims.

You will:

  • Ensure alignment with our vision, mission and values and help identify new opportunities to meet these.
  • Develop the board of trustees to make the most of existing skills and experience and build capability and diversity.
  • Champion an evidence-based approach to decision-making using data and evaluation from our programs to meet the needs of survivors and provide feedback to funders.
  • Where relevant use your network to raise awareness of Independent Choices Greater Manchester and advocate for the needs of domestic abuse survivors within the community.
  • Support our manager to identify and focus on operational priorities and efficiently build resilience amongst our team of staff and volunteers.
  • Collaborate with trustees to provide strategic direction regarding the charity’s services, finances, legal, HR, communication, and partners/ stakeholders engagement.
  • Ensure the board of trustees uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in all aspects of governance and decision-making.   

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A good understanding of the trustee role, coupled with the readiness and dedication to invest the required time, preparation, and effort to fulfil trustee duties effectively.
  • Understanding or openness to learning about the intricate nature of domestic abuse and its effects on individuals, families and communities.
  • Creativity and innovation in problem-solving, with a focus on driving continuous improvement and excellence.
  • We are especially interested in hearing from people who have experience in any – finances, legal, HR, communication, and partners/ stakeholders engagement.

Abilities and skills:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • A proactive mindset, with the willingness to dedicate time and effort to furthering the charity’s mission.
  • Have a commitment to the role for at least 12 months.
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