About East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services
East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge.
- We offer a confidential listening service to anyone affected by domestic abuse and violence
- We can give practical advice about your legal position and can put you in touch with solicitors who are experienced in domestic abuse issues
- We can advise you on your housing options
- We can help you look at your children's needs
- We may be able to arrange transport if you wish to leave your home
- We can put you in touch with other caring agencies and sources of help and attend appointments with you if you wish
- We can talk to you on the phone or meet you face to face to discuss any concerns that you may have about your relationship
What will you be doing?
As well as acting as a Trustee the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain strategic oversight; monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the Board at regular intervals on the state of its financial health. You will liaise with the CEO and Finance Manager, (a qualified accountant), with monthly phone calls.
There is a candidate pack with full details of the role available from Reach TrusteeWorks.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a courageous, committed and innovative individual who wants to play their part in ending the social injustice of domestic abuse and violence. The right person will join a board of like-minded people who each bring their relevant experience and expertise to their Trustee role.
- A finance professional
- A knowledge of charity finance is an advantage or otherwise, an enthusiasm to learn.
- A strong commitment to the aims of ESDAS.
- Strategic vision and good, independent judgement.
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment and we want our Trustee Board to be reflective of the community we serve. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
Due to the gendered nature of domestic abuse and our Women’s Aid Service Standard Accreditation we are seeking a female Finance Trustee.
What difference will you make?
You'll be joining an organisation with a proven track record of delivering high quality life saving services to survivors and whose work has achieved both local and national recognition.
In the words of one of our trustees, “This is the most important work any individual can be doing in today’s society; I’m honoured to have been a part of this organisation”.
And a survivor, “Thank you so much, you have given me so much knowledge, strength and support. This is the start of a new way of thinking and living my life”.
To fully understand the work we do please take a moment to watch this short film – the content can be challenging to watch but it shows you the reality of what we do at ESDAS.
Attendance of six Board meetings a year - two held in person. Telephone liaison with staff and occasional events.
How to apply:
The Reach TrusteeWorks team are supporting ESDAS with their board recruitment. To apply please supply a CV or LinkedIn Profile along with a short covering letter outlining your interest in ESDAS and how your skills and experience would add value to the Board.
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact the TrusteeWorks team to arrange a call with the organisation. email@example.com
Deadline: 7th December 2022