RISE UK - (Refuge, Information, Support and Education)
Are you a feminist with proven leadership experience in any of these sectors: public sector; private sector; youth/student societies or organisations; commercial or charitable organisations? We also welcome interest from those with direct experience of domestic violence and/or abuse. In addition to leadership roles and related experiences, we would particularly like to hear from professionals with a background in Finance or qualified Accountants with an understanding of Charity SORP. You will assist in leading the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled and invested in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
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The RISE Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, probity of its activities, developing the organisation’s aims and its objectives and goals in accordance with its governing documents and legal/regulatory guidelines. All Board members have individual and collective responsibilities for the governance of the charity acting at all times in the interests of the organisation and its mission.
The RISE Board Trustee is a volunteer role recruited as an officer and trustee of the RISE Board.
All Trustees are collectively responsible for the decisions and governance of RISE. Trustees may not agree on every matter, however all Trustees have a duty to actively participate in the decision-making process. The Board of Trustees ensures that RISE is well governed financially, legally and in its safeguarding work.
Advisors to our Board bring specialist expertise or life experience that can help RISE achieve its aims more fully. They do not hold a governance position and so do not make decisions on behalf of RISE but can inform and influence these decisions.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||The RISE Board meets around five times a year on a Saturday for three-four hours. Board members attend at least one subcommittee that usually meet in the evening for up to two hours between each Board meeting. Trustees attend meetings and events with the CEO or members of RISE Staff. There is an annual Board Development Day and a Board Strategy Day both on a Saturday and an annual RISE Day (all staff, volunteers and Board) as well as quarterly staff meetings. Trustees are encouraged to attend RISE staff meetings. It is estimated that Trustees will need to be available for around 1 to 2 days a month although this will vary.|
- Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
- Crime, Victims and Offenders
- Families and Parenting
- Health and Social Care
- Homeless and Housing
- Mental Health
- Womens Issues
- Young People
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
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)
Support on Offer
This role is adaptable for different abilities