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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings usually held at The Compass Centre, Lerwick, Shetland, but there will also be a requirement for some home-working and training in different locations, which may include mainland Scotland. Meetings can also be held on Zoom.
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

  • Advertised from 4th January 2023


Main purpose

To ensure the sound governance of Shetland Rape Crisis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at The Compass Centre / Shetland Rape Crisis. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.

Role Purpose

The Board of Trustees have ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all activities of the organisation. They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations. They may additionally be called upon for some recruitment and HR-related activities, as well as attending outreach events, and are encouraged to join team-building activities wherever possible. We are particularly looking to recruit for a Treasurer, so if you have a background in finance or business, please get in touch.

"I've met lots of incredible women I never would have known and learned about the work they do, which makes me feel more hopeful in the face of the endless grim news we all see. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and consider becoming a Trustee – all sorts of skills and experience can make a difference to combatting sexual violence in Shetland." - Siún Carden, Trustee for over 5 years & previous Chair of the Board.

Hours:Variable according to the needs of the service. On average, post-training, one 2.5 hour meeting per month plus additional hours for specific responsibilities.

Application notes

Recruitment Pack, including application form, full job description, and person specification is available for download below. Only applications returned using the application form will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

The full application form should be completed and emailed to before Friday 3rd February @ 5pm. Applications made before this date are actively encouraged and may be considered for interview shortly after submission wherever possible, so please apply as early as you can.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and applications are welcomed from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from BME women, LGBT women, retired women, and disabled women.

We also encourage applications from survivors and ex-service users, but please be aware that we can only accept applications from ex-service users who have been more than 1 year out of service. If this is you, please follow the link to find out more about our ex-service user’s advisory group, OWL. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from current service users.