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Chair and Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • The chair role is not restricted to live in Orkney.
  • Closing 1st September 2023

  • Advertised from 25th July 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our team as Chair of Women’s Aid Orkney. Women’s Aid Orkney offers a range of services to support women and children impacted by domestic abuse. Our Board of Trustees is appointed on a voluntary basis, with the Chair role involving five hours of commitment each month on average. The chair role is not restricted to live in Orkney.

Key duties include:

  • Providing leadership to the Board and Women’s Aid Orkney team, including building a strong working relationship with the Service Manager
  • Working with Trustees to provide strategic direction for the charity and its services
  • Ensuring the Board fulfils its duties and responsibilities for effective governance
  • Ensuring the Board regularly reviews and manages risks and associated opportunities
  • Being an ambassador, including representing Women’s Aid Orkney with partners, key stakeholders and the media
  • Planning and leading monthly virtual Trustee meetings, encouraging effective and efficient decision making
  • Monitoring the implementation of decisions made at Trustee meetings.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Passion and motivation to make a difference for women and children impacted by domestic abuse
  • Strong leadership skills, whether in a voluntary or work capacity
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong networking and relationship building abilities
  • Ability to encourage a collaborative working environment
  • Time to conduct the role well.

Become a Trustee

If you’re interested in joining our Board but feel that being Chair might not be the right role for you, we’d still love to hear from you. Our Board of Trustees features women from a range of backgrounds, professions and life stages who each bring objective viewpoints to the work of our service. We currently have a number of vacancies where you can make an impact on our vital work.

Application notes

For more information and an application pack please email

Applications must be submitted by Friday 1st September 2023 .

Women’s Aid Orkney welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Women only need apply as this role is required to be for a person of a particular sex under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check.

Charity: SC005241 Company: SC246914