Chairwoman

The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are looking to recruit a talented Chairwoman to guide the Board of Trustees in maintaining a healthy and active governance function.

Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity working primarily with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are looking to recruit a talented Chairwoman to guide the Board of Trustees in maintaining a healthy and active governance function.

Strong candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Previous board experience in the charitable sector, especially experience of providing firm strategic direction and setting overall policy
  • Understanding of work in the Violence Against Women and Girls sector
  • Ability to network with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to interpret and draw insights from documents such as operational updates, audit performance and financial reporting in order to evaluate performance against targets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Sensitivity and discretion in dealing with staff and service user issues

Successful candidates will be required to:

  • Chair 4 board meetings and two away days each year
  • Conduct regular supervisions with the Chief Executive Officer of Solace
  • Respond as-needed in between regular Board business to requests from Solace
  • Attend periodic staff functions as requested
  • Ensure smooth operation of Trustees

Trustees can claim reasonable out-of-pocket and travel expenses but are not otherwise remunerated.

To apply, please visit our website www.solacewomensaid.org  and download an application pack. The closing date for applications is 8am, Tuesday, 26  May 2015. Interviews will be held the week commencing 8th June 2015.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010).