Calan DVS are Recruiting for New Trustees
Calan DVS is one of the largest domestic abuse charities in Wales and we are committed to working in partnership to end domestic violence and abuse. Our staff are passionate about what they do and deliver much needed services to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Our service was formed in 2012 as a result of a merger between Neath & Lliw Valley Women’s Aid and since 2012, other Women’s Aid organisations have also joined the group including Brecknock Women’s Aid, Bridgend Women’s Aid and Ammanford Women’s Aid.
We cover a large and varied geographical area, providing services across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, South Powys and Ammanford (Carmarthenshire).
Our service model includes; core domestic violence services including refuge for female victims and their children, support in the community, crisis drop in services for all victims of domestic abuse, support for children and young people exposed to domestic violence and abuse (DVA). We also deliver trauma informed family programmes which take a whole family approach where it is recognised that domestic abuse is a component.
It is a fundamental principle of Calan DVS that no person should be discriminated against by reason of race, religion, beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, disability, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
We are looking to increase and diversify our current Board of Trustees to help drive forward our continuous development and success. Our Board of Trustees work closely together to provide strategic direction and vision for Calan DVS, they offer leadership and support to the Chief Executive to achieve our vision of working towards safe and resilient communities free from domestic violence and abuse.
As well as committing the necessary time, you will have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and be able to demonstrate a passion to provide service excellence which is non-judgmental and respectful of diversity.
Full board meetings and sub-committee meetings are held quarterly.
We particularly welcome applications from individuals with legal, fundraising, business development, finance, social enterprise backgrounds and experts by experience. We would like the composition of the Board to reflect the diversity in the clients we support and where possible, enable us to raise our profile by forging strong partnerships with organisations whose values reflect ours.
Interested in finding out more?
To have an initial informal discussion about the role and to discuss the application process please contact:
CEO – Michelle Whelan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of the Board: Shakira Joyner: email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2nd December 2020.