North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid Ltd (NLWA) is a voluntary organisation based in Cumbernauld providing a confidential service offering valuable information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse in the Cumbernauld Kilsyth, Stepps, Moodiesburn, Chryston, Mount Ellen and Gartcosh areas. NLWA also campaigns to raise awareness of this issue and supports other domestic and sexual violence services throughout the area. Referrals mainly come from Social Work, educational professionals and Housing in addition to self referrals.
As a Limited Company and registered Scottish Charity, North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid is controlled by an independent voluntary Board of Directors drawn from the local community and is also accountable to funders including Scottish Government and the National Lottery.
North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid works in partnership with other Women’s Aid organisations throughout Great Britain to maintain an “open door” policy which allows women to access Refuges in any part of the country if they feel the need to move out of their local area.
We believe in equality of all people regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation or ability. We BELIEVE all women and children who come to us for support. We believe women and children have a right to live free from all forms of violence and abuse and that society has a duty to recognise and defend this right. Domestic violence is a violation of human rights.
About the Roles
NLWA is looking for up to 2 committed women with a strong background in one or more of the following areas:
to join the 4 members currently on our Board guiding the strategic and operational direction of the organisation.
We would also welcome applications from women who may not have Board experience but who are passionate about creating a better future for those who have been affected by domestic abuse.
You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic and or sexual abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, be reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.
Board meetings take place monthly at our office in Cumbernauld. The positions are voluntary but we will provide you with training and support and pay your expenses.
North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 only women need apply.
If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and a short supporting statement outlining why you would like to join the Board of NLWA, what you would bring to the Board and how you think you could help us meet our aims as a charity. You should email this to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2023.
Interviews will be held in Cumbernauld in February 2023.