|Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis
Type: Voluntary Position
Closing Date: Tuesday 5th March
Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis (GCRC) exists to promote the welfare, and relieve the distress, of women and girls who have experienced rape or any form of sexual abuse or exploitation during their lives. They operate with a commitment to promoting and responding to survivors needs through an empowerment model of work, reducing the impact of sexual violence by supporting, educating, informing, and advocating for survivors.
GCRC take a proactive stance against the oppression of women and girls, challenging systemic issues and societal attitudes toward sexual violence. Their approach both aims to educate and empower, with the goal of transforming perspectives and fostering a society that rejects all types of violence against women and girls.
They provide a comprehensive array of services aimed at addressing the diverse needs of survivors. These services include Triage and Support, Justice and Community Support, Training, Education and Prevention. GCRC provides support to approximately 3000 women across Glasgow and Clyde per year. Each service offered by GCRC has been strategically developed to empower survivors and ensure they can access support in a safe and preferred way.
To support them in achieving their ambitions, GCRC are actively seeking dedicated and passionate women to join their Board. As a Trustee, you’ll be part of a team of inspiring women that are responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation, overseeing governance and financial management. GCRC, like many women's organisations, has transitioned from a collective working model to a feminist governance model. Board Members must prioritise survivors' experiences and voices, understand and articulate feminist values, emphasise their communication approach and value relationships, and continually enhance their decision-making, collaboration, emotional intelligence, and managing different skills.
This is a fantastic opportunity for women from all walks of life, from various backgrounds with a range of skills, who can fully articulate the feminist values of GCRC and their fundamental belief that violence against women and girls has at its root, the unjust imbalance of power between men and women, and that this reflects deep rooted and structural inequality in our society. We are particularly interested in those with experience in HR, finance, fundraising, and all levels of experience within the charity sector. Previous board experience is not essential as GCRC offer a buddying system for all new board members.
We are particularly interested in recruiting disabled women and Black and minoritized women.
Please note, applications are open to women only, covered by the occupational requirement exemption (Schedule 9, Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
There are a total of 10 board meetings, which includes sub-committee and budget meetings, per year. Meetings are held a mixture of online and in person in Glasgow city centre.
How to Apply:
Please email us at email@example.com to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
Closing Date: Midday, Tuesday 5th March
This search is being conducted exclusively for Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.