Forth Valley Rape Crisis
Forth Valley Rape Crisis

Charity registered in Scotland SC046252

Forth Valley Rape Crisis offers support to people of all genders affected by sexual violence aged 13+ from Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £42,000
  • Currently Stirling with regular travel across Forth Valley and occasionally beyond
  • Closing 30th April 2021

I do not have to carry the burden anymore. It was not my fault. The support allowed me to share my experiences the way I wanted to, in a safe space and taught me it was ok to feel the way I do” Survivor comment

Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of survivors of sexual violence? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional professional to lead Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre.

The Board is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation and to provide strategic direction for its staff, volunteers and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for FVRCC.

If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of sexual violence and knowledge of the causes and impact then this could be the next career challenge for you.

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Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,787 pro-rata
  • Stirling with travel across Forth Valley
  • Closing 5th May 2021

"It's a great service. The support, the advocacy, you've been keeping me alive. I'm truly grateful. The staff are all well-chosen and well trained - it shines through. You just have good attitudes and you get it right." Client Feedback

Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of people who have survived rape and sexual assault? We have a vacancy a to cover the maternity leave of an advocacy worker for 28 hours a week.

You will have effective and comprehensive communication skills, with experience of working with people of all genders. You will be able to work as part of a team but with a high level of autonomy.

If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of sexual violence and knowledge of the cause and impact then this could be the next career move for you.

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Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Help us Empower Survivors of Sexual Violence

Role:We are recruiting a Treasurer to join our Board.

Background:Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) provides specialist support for anyone, age 13+, affected by sexual violence in the Forth Valley area.

Vision and services:As a feminist organisation our ultimate vision is a world where everyone is safe from sexual violence. Our overarching vision and values guide us to ensures that safety and wellbeing is always at the core of our activities which include one to one support by phone, on-line or in person; group support and social activities; criminal justice advocacy; and prevention and raising awareness.

What we are looking for: Whether you are an experienced Treasurer or looking to take up the position for the first time, we want to hear from you. You do not have to be a qualified accountant for the role, but an ability to read and understand financial statements and knowledge of financial risks and processes is important. The key skills required for the role are:

  • An understanding of good governance and financial management systems and processes.
  • An understanding of financial risk, particularly the challenges faced by third sector organisation.
  • An ability to read and interpret financial data, including annual accounts, management accounts, budget data, and financial reporting.
  • An ability to explain financial data, risks, and matters to the wider Board in an accessible way.
  • An ability to build effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • A commitment to feminism and feminist governance.
  • A commitment to eradicating the issues around sexual violence.

Roles and responsibilities:

Our Treasurer will lead on the following areas for the Board of Trustees.

Financial oversight:

  • Monitor the financial health and administration of FVRCC in close collaboration with the CEO and staff team.
  • ensure appropriate financial systems and processes and in place, that proper accounting records are kept, and that financial resources are properly invested and economically spent.
  • Advise on the financial implications of the FVRCC’s strategic plan and significant operational decisions.
  • With the support of the wider finance, audit, and risk sub-committee and Board, oversee FVRCC’s risk management processes.

Budgets and banking:

  • The annual budget is prepared by the CEO, but the Treasurer should support the process, providing insight and challenge and making a recommendation to the Board on the approval of the annual budget.
  • Acting as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders as required.

Governance and reporting:

  • Attend and contribute to quarterly Board meetings.
  • Chair quarterly meetings of the finance, audit, and risk sub-committee.
  • Overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts, annual financial statements, and financial risks to the Board of trustees

Audit oversight:

  • Work collaboratively with the CEO and external auditor to ensure the annual independent examination is completed on time and in line with requirements.

Key relationships:

  • Support the Centre CEO in their engagement with and management of the bookkeeper.
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO and external auditor to ensure the annual independent examination of accounts is delivered.

We want our Board to reflect the community we support. To enhance the diversity of our Board we would particularly like to hear from ethnic minorities, disabled people and marginalised groups.

How we will support you:

  • A robust induction an on-boarding process. A handover and ongoing support will be provided by the previous Treasurer and Chair, and the finance, audit, and risk sub-committee.
  • On-going training opportunities.
  • Networking and development days with other Board Members in the Rape Crisis network to develop Governance practice.
  • Mentoring for anyone undertaking their first treasurer post.

Time commitment:

Board meetings are held quarterly in the evenings (2.5hrs). Sub committees meet between Board meetings as needed, usually quarterly (approx. 2hrs). Additional time commitments include training and development days once or twice a year and responding to urgent issues as needed.

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Board Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Help us Empower Survivors of Sexual Violence

Role: We are recruiting for Board Trustees.

Background:Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) provides specialist support for anyone, age 13+, affected by sexual violence in the Forth Valley area.

Vision and services:As a feminist organisation our ultimate vision is a world where everyone is safe from sexual violence. Our overarching vision and values guide us to ensures that safety and wellbeing is always at the core of our activities which include one to one support by phone, on-line or in person; group support and social activities; criminal justice advocacy; and prevention and raising awareness.

What we are looking for:Whether you are an experienced Trustee or looking to take your first steps onto a board, we want to hear from you. Our Trustees will have skills, experience or passion for one or more of the following areas:

  • accountancy
  • lobbying skills
  • fundraising
  • business development
  • ensuring services are accessible & inclusive
  • ability to build effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • commitment to feminism and feminist governance.
  • commitment to eradicating the issues around sexual violence.

Roles and responsibilities:

As a trustee you will:

  • Contribute to the development of a vital, survivor centered organisation
  • Ensure survivors in Forth Valley get access to services they need and deserve
  • Receive induction training as well as ongoing training opportunities
  • Participate in networking and development days with other board members in the Rape Crisis Network
  • Work alongside people with similar values and ethos

We want our Board to reflect the community we support. To enhance the diversity of our Board we would particularly like to hear from ethnic minorities, disabled people and marginalised groups.

How we will support you:

  • A robust induction an on-boarding process.
  • On-going training opportunities.
  • Networking and development days with other Board Members in the Rape Crisis network to develop Governance practice.
  • Mentoring for anyone undertaking their first trustee post.
  • Ensure you receive out of pocket expenses

Time commitment:

Board meetings are held quarterly in the evenings (2.5hrs). Sub committees meet between Board meetings as needed, usually quarterly (approx. 2hrs). Additional time commitments include training and development days once or twice a year and responding to urgent issues as needed.

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