Become a board member
We are looking for women to join our Board who:
- Are committed to supporting the work of a specialist service for survivors of sexual violence.
- Have skills in (or would like to develop skills in) leadership, governance, strategy development, finance, human resources, decision- making or fundraising.
- Have 4-6 hours to spare per month.
We are keen to promote diversity and welcome applications from disabled women, trans women, and women of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, ethnicities and ages, to help us best meet the wide-ranging needs of survivors of sexual violence.
We are also keen to encourage women with skills and experience in finance and fundraising to apply.
No previous experience of being on a Board is required as induction and training will be provided.
For more information or to request an application form please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are invited by 31 January 2018 and we will contact applicants in early February.
meet our boarD
After studying French and History at university I trained as a volunteer at a women’s organisation in North Edinburgh, where I later worked for four years, and learned a huge amount. I also worked as a sexual health group facilitator in schools around Edinburgh. After studying for a masters in Community Education I worked for four years as a group worker at ERCC. I now work as prevention coordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland with a focus on developing and coordinating a programme of education for young people across many areas of Scotland. Alongside, working with a range of agencies to bring about a better understanding of sexual violence and how we can help to prevent it. In my spare time I love being in the garden with my cats.
After graduating from the University of Reading in 2014 with a degree in Zoology, I moved up to Edinburgh to work as a fundraiser for RSPB Scotland, where I encourage people to support the environment and enjoy promoting Scotland’s amazing wildlife. I currently hold the position of Vice-Convenor on the Board at ERCC and Chair of the Fundraising sub-committee, currently focusing on implementing our fundraising strategy for the coming year. A ‘rabid feminist’ according to The Oxford English Dictionary, in my spare time I’m busy raising my Yorkshire Terrier, ‘Scout’ to be one too.
After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2014, I was elected to spend a year working as the women’s sabbatical officer (and trustee) at my Students’ Union, where I led a number of projects aiming to combat sexual violence. I moved up to Edinburgh in 2015 to work in higher education policy, and I am now a Policy Officer in the international team at Universities Scotland. I joined the board of ERCC in March 2016, and have been the Treasurer since August. My hobbies include working my way through all of Rose Elliot’s collected recipes and sending friends feminist postcards.