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Board Trustees

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

  • Advertised from 5th July 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.

Application notes

Deadline for applications: 2nd August

Interviews: w/c 9th August

For further information and to apply, please download the documents below.

For an informal chat with a current Board member please contact our Chair Rachel Maitland at