Top

OPPORTUNITY: Become a Trustee for White Ribbon UK

White Ribbon UK are seeking new trustees to support our important work. Our organisation is led by its Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the campaign. 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.


About the campaign

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

We work with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence.  Our volunteer ambassadors engage with other men and boys to call out such behaviour among their peers and promote a culture of equality and respect.

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

 

Commitment

Board meetings take place at our office in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, from 6pm. 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.

 Our trustees must have:

  • a commitment to ending male 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 their mind

  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of White Ribbon UK

 

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.


How to apply

To apply to be a Trustee of White Ribbon UK, please provide the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining your motivation for applying, your interest in the role and how you meet the requirements for the position of Trustee. This should be a maximum 2 sides of A4, minimum 10 point, Arial

  • An up-to-date CV

Closing date: Monday 11 March 2019

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anthea Sully, Chief Executive on 01422 886 545 or by e-mail anthea.sully@whiteribbon.org.uk; or Peter Lassey, Chair - P.Lassey@bradford.ac.uk