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Behind Closed Doors

Job Posted: 10 January 2020 by Next-Up

Looking for:

We are seeking new Trustees (voluntary) to join our existing Board; we need positive, passionate and skilled people, who can bring their expertise to help deliver our objectives.

Being a Trustee takes commitment, but the personal rewards can be huge. You have the opportunity to positively impact people whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, and abuse. You will be instrumental in driving our strategy forward, in turn developing our income so that we can deliver a broader range of quality services, to benefit more people in need.

Behind Closed Doors is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to reflect the diversity within our Board. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We hope that you are inspired to join us and look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Sunday 19 January 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

To find out more, please visit our website and download the information pack.

Skills required:

We are looking for Trustees who have the following skills, knowledge or experience in these key areas: Human Resources; Marketing; Public Relations; Family Law; Third Sector; Business strategy.

Board experience is desirable, although not essential.



About the organisation:

Behind Closed Doors (BCD) was established in Otley in 1997 by a group of local women, with personal and professional experience of domestic violence and abuse (DV&A). Since 2011, we have been part of Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) which was successful in securing the contract to deliver Leeds City Council’s DV&A contract. BCD provides the Community Domestic Violence Team within LDVS. In early 2012, we established the Prevention and Recovery Service which offers a structured programme of emotional support for people affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Our Vision

All women, men and children have the right to live safely, free from fear and harm. We will provide high quality, accessible services, tailored to meet the needs of all individuals, whose lives are affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Our Mission

To support women, men and children in Leeds, whose lives are affected by domestic abuse. To offer community based outreach services, providing practical and emotional support, advocacy and information. To empower individuals to make informed choices about their lives, that will have a positive immediate and future impact.

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