Splitz Support Service - Vacancies

Splitz Support Service is an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse and sexual violence support services in southwest England.  Our aim is to end domestic abuse and sexual violence in partnership with individuals, communities, and other agencies by:

  • helping people identify, come to terms with and overcome their difficulties and challenges;
  • providing high quality support services;
  • generating solutions that are appropriate to the needs of the individuals and their communities.

Volunteer with us! 

Community Champion Volunteers 

Whatever your skills and background, wherever you are in the South West - we need your help!

This is an exciting time, let’s tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence together across the South West. Community Champions are a diverse collection of people who represent and support our organisation in the community, championing the innovative and vital work we do with domestic abuse and sexual violence. As a group of passionate volunteers you will come together to attend local events and festivals, organize small scale fundraising activities for us, collect cheques and give Thank Yous, advocate for our work and raise awareness. With excellent training and support these groups will embed our vital work within communities.

Apply using our Volunteer Application Form or get in touch with our Volunteer Manager Natalie to find out more - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Role Description

Mentor/Befriender Volunteers 

Can you offer compassion and support to help people through a challenging time? Become a Mentor Befriender and offer invaluable 1:1 support to people who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence. This is a powerful, transformative scheme helping people overcome the trauma of their experiences. Read more in the Role Description and apply using our Volunteer Application Form, or contact our Volunteer Manager to find out more - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Role Description

Applications

Applications via application form only, please note we do not accept CVs. If you feel you have relevant skills and experience, you can download here the necessary documents to complete your application. Alternatively, please telephone 01225 777724 to request an application pack or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vetting

You will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

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As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Sitting within the exciting new Best Start Project, The Promoting Choices Health Assistant will play an integral role in supporting delivery of the project, providing administrative support and deputising for the manger.

Best Start brings together organisations and community groups across Devon and Torbay in order to reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes for children from pre-conception to 2.5 years. 

Hours: 20-25 hours per week

Job Ref DEV22/07

Job Description

Job Description

Applications

Applications via application form only, please note we do not accept CVs. If you feel you have relevant skills and experience, you can download here the necessary documents to complete your application. Alternatively, please telephone 01225 777724 to request an application pack or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vetting

You will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

disability confident logo

As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who are affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence? Splitz Support service is an innovative charity wanting to end abuse and help people and their families recover. We have 105 staff and a burgeoning team of volunteers working across the South West providing responsive, victim focused and trauma informed support.

It is an exciting time to join Splitz Support Service Board of Trustees and we are seeking Trustees with a passion for our work and the skills to contribute to the good governance of the organisation as we develop the charity and its services into a new strategic era.

We have ambitions to build a diverse board from all backgrounds and with a broad range of skills.  We are particularly interested in Trustees who have experience of IT and IG, marketing, commercial and voluntary income generation.

 

If you would like to hear more about organisation plans and would welcome a conversation with the CEO, Claire Marshall, please contact Lucie Atter on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting how you meet the role profile to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 


 CV

Covering letter

 

Role Profile Job Title: Trustee

Reports to: Chair of the Board Trustees

Accountable to: Board of Trustees

Splitz Support Service is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Splitz Support Service is also registered as a company limited by guarantee which establishes it as a legal entity that is separate and distinct from its members and trustees. The objects and governance of Splitz are set out in the governing document (the Articles and Memorandum of Association). The Board are both directors and trustees of Splitz Support Service and must act within the provisions set out in the governing document. The Board The role of the Board is to ensure delivery of the aims and objectives of the organisation and to provide it with strategic leadership and approve its future direction. In undertaking this role the Board must ensure the organisation:

• Operates within the objectives set out in the governing document

• Utilises assets and resources for charitable purposes in line with the governing document

• Acts in the interests of its members

• Adheres to charitable and company law

• Adheres to the organisation’s philosophy and values

• Upholds the reputation of the organisation

The primary responsibility of trustees is to provide the organisation with strategic leadership and maintain a governance perspective to ensure it is well managed and administered and resources are used appropriately. Trustees are charged within company and charitable law with:

• Serving the whole organisation and not as representatives of any specific interest group

• Acting in the best interests of the organisation at all times

Main Purpose of Job Main Responsibilities and Tasks Remuneration and expenses The role of trustee of Splitz Support Service is voluntary and trustees will not receive any remuneration for their services on the Board Trustees are required to ensure that:

• The organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation or regulation

• The organisation operates within the aims and objectives as set out in its governing document

• The organisation’s resources are applied exclusively in pursuit of its objectives

• The Board operates effectively, and: - approves the organisation’s strategic direction and goals - approves the overall organisation policies - evaluates the organisation’s performance on a regular basis and holds the Chief Executive accountable for outcomes - ensures the financial stability of the organisation and understands and acts upon financial and other monitoring information presented to it, questioning such information when appropriate - defines the boundaries of management authority - delegates the implementation of its decisions to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team, supporting them as required to carry out their work - reviews its performance annually and that all Trustees actively participate in this

• The Board’s agreed position is represented when speaking publicly on behalf of the organisation

• Information gained during the course of working as a Trustee is kept confidential and in particular the content of emails and Board papers

• Comply with the Charity Commissions Governance Code

The term of office for elected and co-opted trustees is three years, with a maximum of three consecutive terms, unless agreed by the full Board as described in the Articles and Memorandum of Association. Within each term of office trustees are expected to:

• Attend meetings of the Board (to be at least four per year, plus two strategic meetings and at least one away day to enable review and strategic planning) and actively contribute expertise

• Attend the organisation’s annual general meeting of members and any extraordinary general meetings if required

• Contribute expertise to Board committees and possible other expert committees as relevant

• Operate as a Board Champion taking a particular interest in a specific area of governance and being an advocate and expert for that subject on the Board

• Assist the Board and Chief Executive in promoting the organisation’s goals and values and to represent the Board’s agreed position when speaking publicly on behalf of the organisation

• Undertake both individual and Board training and development as required Other Out-of-pocket expenses incurred by trustees in the course of carrying out the role will be reimbursed in accordance with the organisation’s expenses policy Conflicts of interest Trustees have a duty to:

• Declare any potential conflicts of interest relevant to their trustee role e.g. where the individual has an interest in company that may wish to provide a service to the organisation

• Take steps to resolve any conflicts that may arise. In instances of private interests conflicting with trustee duties, the trustee must resolve this conflict in favour of the trustee role or resign

• Declare any financial interest in a matter under discussion and withdraw from the room unless he/she has a dispensation to speak

• Declare an interest in any matter which might reasonably cause others to think it could influence their decision. He/she should state the nature of the interest but may remain in the room and participate in the discussion

• Consult with the Chair if in any doubt about the application of these rules Requirements Essential Desirable Education and Qualifications

• Educated to Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

• Evidence of academic achievement at Masters or Doctorate level

Splitz Support Service, Oak House, Epsom Square, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge BA14 0XG
Registered Charity No: 1064764; Registered in England, Company Limited by Guarantee No: 3360057
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