Respect, a pioneering domestic violence organisation, is looking for a Communications Specialist Trustee to advise the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive on communications. Respect supports frontline organisations across the UK, so that together we can end domestic abuse.
Respect’s mission focusses on changing, or disrupting, the behaviour of the perpetrators of domestic abuse; and on young people who are using violence in close relationships. Respect also works with male victims of domestic abuse.
Respect’s work is wide ranging: we offer accreditation of specialist Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes; we provide training for individuals and organisations working in the sector; we provide two helplines to enable service users to get the help and advice they need; we lobby influencers to improve policy and practice; we support up-to-date research undertaken by specialists in the field; and we fundraise to ensure important work continues to happen. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support this work, and ultimately, help us reach our goal of stopping domestic violence.
Unusually in the domestic violence sector, Respect has a mixed gender staff team and Board of Trustees. This is your chance to work with a diverse team that is passionate about men and women working together to end domestic violence.
As a Trustee you will have the opportunity to shape the future of a unique charity and work with other trustees and the staff team.
We welcome suitably qualified applications from first-time Trustees. Full support, induction and reasonable expenses will be provided.
The Communications specialist will:
- Provide strategic advice and guidance to the CEO and board on all matters relating to the charity’s communications;
- Assist Respect to develop our messaging and brand;
- Help Respect to increase our public profile;
- Advise on Respect’s media and social media activity;
- Advise on the production of print and digital materials including via Respect’s website;
- Sit on the Influence subgroup of the board as the Trustee Communications specialist.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Demonstrated expertise in Communications and Public Relations and ideally a track record of growing the public profile of organisations you have worked for;
• Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post;
• Strategic vision;
• Good, independent judgement;
• Ability to think creatively;
• Good communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to speak your mind with tact and diplomacy;
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
• Commitment to, and willingness to work in accordance with, Respect’s principles, values and standards and the Nolan’s seven principles of public life as outlined in the Trustee Code of Conduct: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership;
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
Application deadline: Monday 9 April 2018, noon.
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 18 April at Respect’s London office.
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