NEW Women’s Aid in Luton are recruiting for the following roles:

Chairperson/Treasurer/Trustee
Voluntary/unpaid Role

Do you have a few hours to spare each month?

Women’s Aid in Luton is the sole provider of refuge accommodation in Luton for women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. We are also the lead Partner in a project to deliver refuge and community based services to women with complex support needs, such as poor mental health and drug and alcohol dependencies; these issues can often be as a direct result of trauma brought on by the experience of domestic violence and abuse.

With the current challenges facing our sector, we are focused on securing on-going funding, providing more stability to the organization following recent staff turnover and looking to establish some certainty that the service we provide continues to be ‘fit for purpose’ for our clients and our stakeholders.

We are looking to strengthen our existing Board of Trustees through recruiting additional people to sit on our Board. We are particularly looking to recruit a Chairperson to provide leadership and direction to the Board and individuals who have expertise in finance.

At the heart of our service is the desire to provide safe, secure and confidential accommodation for women and their children and give them the practical and emotional support that they need to start afresh. Our dedicated team of specialist staff who support women accessing our services and act as an advocate for them as they empower themselves to build a new life for themselves and their family.

If you have some time, energy and interest in the domestic violence sector and believe you could make a difference to Women’s Aid in Luton, we would love to hear from you.

Click the links below for further information and/or contact trustees@womensaidinluton.org

Job Description – Chairperson

Job Description – Trustee

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or arrange a visit please contact Jane at jane@womensaidinluton.org , Tel.: 01582 876636.

Due to the sensitive nature if this role we will be considering female volunteers only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1). Applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: N/A

 

Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who fall victim to domestic abuse. We offer support and guidance to women’s and children from all backgrounds and circumstances. For some this will just be someone to listen and for others this will be to offer them complete support to break away and start again. This may be through our helpline or even through one of our drop-in support groups.

Our refuges are vital in allowing women access to peer support groups, education, one to one sessions with trained staff, access to legal advice.  Our children’s service is vital part of Women’s Aid in Luton, the trained and skilled children’s support workers are able to work with the children that come into refuge to allow them to come to terms with their experiences.

Women’s Aid in Luton are able to provide all of the above services because of the continued generosity of individuals, local community groups and corporate supporters to help us to continue to