Respect, a domestic violence charity, is looking for a new Trustee. We particularly need people who can offer expertise in one of these areas: - Domestic abuse - Change Management - Digital - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion - Public Affairs

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships. Respect supports frontline organisations across the UK, so that together we can end domestic abuse.

Respect was created in the year 2000 when a group of practitioners working with perpetrators of domestic violence came together to form a membership
organisation. The aim was to create a national voice for work with perpetrators and to champion the importance of ensuring practice was effective and safe.

Respect is a thriving national charity with an income of almost £3m per year and 40+ staff. We are determined to ensure all perpetrators of domestic abuse are held accountable, by offering them a chance to change and stopping them from causing harm. We also provide advice and support for male victims of domestic violence; and develop services for young people using violence at home and in their relationships.

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, and ultimately, help us reach our goal of ending domestic violence.

Trustees are collectively responsible for everything the charity does - this includes ensuring the charity focuses on its mission, achieves its strategic objectives, and remains financially stable.

The statutory duties of a trustee are to:

  • Ensure that Respect complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
  • Ensure that Respect pursues its mission, as defined by the objects in its governing document;
  • Ensure Respect uses its resources exclusively for the delivery of its mission (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are);
  • Contribute actively to the Board in giving firm strategic direction to Respect, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets;
  • Safeguard the good name and values of Respect;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of Respect;
  • Ensure the financial stability of Respect;
  • Protect and manage the assets of the charity and ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds;
  • Appoint the CEO and monitor their performance

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Supporting documents

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