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Volunteering and coronavirus: How you can help

Trustee
White Ribbon UK
  • Salary Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Location HX7, Hebden Bridge
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Trustees , Governance
  • Sectors Human Rights
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Job Description

Become a White Ribbon UK Trustee

Do You Have…

The Commitment to ending men’s violence against women?

A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort?

Integrity, strategic vision, good, independent judgement? An ability to think creatively?

 A willingness to speak your mind?

An ability to work effectively as a member of the White Ribbon UK team?

Our mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all.

We are leaders in engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence. Our mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women. We act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action to bring about societal change.

We call on all men to take a stand against sexism and gender-based violence in all forms.

Our organisation is led by its Board, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of White Ribbon UK. We are seeking new trustees to support our important work. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals, who are committed to our aims, with competence and interest in governance, campaigning and policy development, fundraising, finance or media and communications.

Commitment:

During Coronavirus we have held board meetings via zoom.  This has been a positive experience, and we intend to primarily continue working in this way.  We are hoping that in the future there may be opportunities for the occasional face to face meeting. There are up to 7 Board meetings per year. In addition, trustees are expected to hold at least one sub - committee membership with three to four additional meetings per year.

All trustees are expected to become a White Ribbon UK ambassador or champion.

This role is unremunerated but reasonable out of pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed.

By being a trustee you will be working towards changing the cultures that can lead to male violence against women. You will play an integral part in the good governance of White Ribbon UK, ensuring that we remain viable and sustainable as well as keep closely to our mission so that we continue to make a real difference through our work.

This is not only great opportunity for you to share your skills and experience with us but also to build upon this and extend and develop your skills.  You will be able to extend your professional contacts and become part of our team. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs.  However, we particularly encourage applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented on board. We also welcome applications from people who are looking for their first trustee role.

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