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Convener of the Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2021

  • Advertised from 24th November 2021


Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a specialist support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.

We are looking for a Convener to lead ERCC’s Board of Directors to work alongside the Chief Executive Officer to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.

You will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have experience of leadership, strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.

You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist leadership, incorporating principles of anti-racism, trans inclusion, equality and anti-discriminatory practice.

Application notes

Only women need apply for the above posts under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour.

Closing date for applications: 12th December

Please apply by sending in a CV and cover letter to

Please direct any queries to Kathryn Dawson, Convener of the Board of Directors at: