Digital/marketing/comms trustee

Safe in Sussex

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Safe in Sussex provides refuge to women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence and abuse.

Our work includes four refuges, group support in the local community, a health relationships education programme for young people, and a helpline for the public.  

We are looking for an additional Trustee to join our Board to provide us with digital, marketing and communications expertise to complement the skills and expertise of our existing trustees. 

 In addition to using your specialist expertise to help guide our digital, marketing and communications activity,  you would have the responsibilities of a general trustee on our board i.e.

  • To agree and monitor Safe in Sussex’s strategic direction and ensure it pursues its objectives in keeping with these strategic directions.
  • Ensure the organisation functions within the legal, charitable and financial requirements of a charitable organisation;
  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the proper investment of funds in accordance with Safe in Sussex's stated aims and objectives and relevant legislation. 


We are looking for someone who has experience in digital marketing and communications (and ideally, digital fundraising) to help us consider the role of digital across our organisational strategy. We particularly encourage applications from women with a BAME background, who are currently not represented on our Board. 

You don’t have to be an expert in domestic violence and abuse or have Trustee experience to be part of our valued team.

You should:

  • Support our mission.
  • Have good, independent judgement.
  • Be willing to speak your mind.
  • Be able to think creatively.
  • Be a team player
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commit to attending our board meetings every six weeks. 

As Safe in Sussex is affiliated to Women's Aid we are currently only able to recruit female Board members, due to their current stipulations on affiliated Board composition.


Trustees play a very important role in any charity and are integral to the management of the charity's affairs. You may have not thought about a Trustee position before and we recognise that new talent and expertise is now needed.

When do I need to be available?

Details Board meetings are every 6 weeks. There will be some email communications to deal with sporadically and an annual strategy workshop.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?


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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Women only
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training