About Surviving Economic Abuse
Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of and transforming responses to economic abuse. We work in partnership to bring about positive change in the lives of victim-survivors.
We are determined that women are supported to survive and thrive.
What will you be doing?
In just five years, SEA has developed from a bold idea into an established charity. The momentum we’ve gained shows just how big a gap SEA is filling. Nearly all victim-survivors of domestic abuse have experienced economic abuse, with six in ten also telling us that they are struggling with coerced debt.
We have now developed a new, three year Strategy and are now looking to bring new talent to our Board of Trustees. We are looking for exceptional people who bring skills in charity law, fundraising, finance, safeguarding and the women's sector.
Join our inspiring team and be part of the change we are creating.
Job can be done mainly from home.
What are we looking for?
Essential qualities and experience include:
- Commitment to the charity’s vision and mission
- Strategic and forward-looking vision
- Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and creative thinking
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, including respecting confidentiality
- Balancing diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.
- Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trustees
- Prior Board experience would be welcomed
- Knowledge of the broader women's sector
- Leadership skills exercised through a period of growth and development
- Experience in volunteering or sponsoring causes
What difference will you make?
Without our Board of Trustees we could not have achieved what we have, in just 5 years. We are very proud of our achievements which include:
- Securing changes to the law: We ensured the Domestic Abuse Act names and defines economic abuse, and successfully campaigned for post-separation abuse to be criminalised.
- Influencing financial services: We worked with UK Finance on their 2021 Financial Abuse Code of Practice so it captures the experiences of victim-survivors and allows financial services organisations to offer support.
- Launching the Financial Support Line: With partners Money Advice Plus, the Line offers regulated money and debt advice for victim-survivors of abuse, helping them regain control of their finances.
- Working with Coronation Street: We advised the scriptwriters on economic abuse, helping them bring an accurate portrayal of this form of abuse to millions of viewers
Estimate of time needed: 0-5 hours / month
Before you apply
Please apply through Reach in the first instance, and provide a cover letter explaining your interest in SEA and how you believe you could contribute to our mission.
First interviews will be held during the week commencing 22nd August. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London on 9th September, with the option to meet virtually if needed.