Help shape our future. Become a Trustee at Solace

Solace is excited to announce the opportunity for two brilliant women to join our Board of Trustees.

Position: Trustee

Location: Islington and various London locations (online currently)

Closing date: 8th February 2021 - 12:00 pm


You could help to shape our future and ensure that we continue to deliver our vital, life-saving work supporting survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG).  We recognise the critical role that intersectional and structural discrimination play in society and welcome women with a strong commitment to addressing these issues throughout our work.

It’s not just about strategy, governance and finance, though these are important. It’s about bringing a wealth of different voices, skills and experiences to the table, and harnessing your energy, creativity and commitment to make a real difference. 

We think this could be you. We strive to continuously improve, innovate and work towards ending VAWG, and to do this we need your help.

Our Board of Trustees is particularly interested in building expertise around Legal, Policy and Communications. Applicants with qualifications and experience (paid or unpaid) in these areas are encouraged to apply.

This is a voluntary position, but expenses are reimbursed. You will be required for a minimum of 8 meetings and two away days per year. All meetings and away days are currently being held online via video-conferencing.

We aim to ensure that the environment for all of our volunteers at Solace is as safe as possible. Therefore, due to the nature of some discussions and work that trustees may be asked to contribute to, we ask that those applicants with lived experience, have not accessed VAWG services for at least two years. 

COMMITMENT:  8 meetings (4 Board meetings plus 4 Sub-Committee meetings) and two away-days per year. Three-year term, with a maximum of two terms

CLOSING DATE: 12pm (noon) Monday 8th February

INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 22nd February (dates to be confirmed 

To find out more about the role please take a look at the recruitment pack

How to Apply

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 8th February. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you (electronically). If you need the documents in any other format (large print, tape or braille), please do let us know.

Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs for Trustee positions.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination of all forms. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black and minoritised women and younger women. We also welcome applicants with lived experience of VAWG services.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at [email protected], if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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