Feb 182019

Chair - RISE

Organisation: RISE
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 28th February 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Recruiting a new Chair for RISE

RISE, a Sussex based, 2.5 million turnover, violence against women and girls charity, is seeking an outstanding leader as our new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The successful applicant will take ownership, shared with our board, of this next phase for RISE as it seeks to continue to secure funding for its services and raises awareness of its work. If you are a feminist with proven leadership in public sector, private sector, commercial or charitable organisations we would love to hear from you.

Candidates must demonstrate strategic vision and governance skills and experience. As an ambassador for RISE, you will bring knowledge and experience, alliances and partnerships that RISE is renowned for across Sussex. You will be passionate about ensuring the diverse voices of survivors are heard, and will be faithful to the legacy of RISE as it seeks to grasp new challenges and opportunities in the next phase of its strategy. You must demonstrate the highest personal and professional ethics and integrity, be a positive role model inspiring confidence and respect from the team (Board members, staff, volunteers and supporters) and be demonstrably living RISE values.

Key responsibilities include leadership of the Board of Trustees, review and appraisal of the CEO, and ensuring that RISE is well governed in line with charitable regulation and best practice.

The role of Chair is voluntary with paid expenses.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010

To request a pack contact Shannon Durkan at shannon.durkan@riseuk.org.uk or call 01273 622828 ext 215. You can download a pack at https://www.riseuk.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/current-volunteer-vacancies . Additional information can also be found on our website www.riseuk.org.uk and you can follow us on Twitter (@riseuk) and Facebook.


  • Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019
  • First round interviews: Friday 15th March
  • Second round interviews: Friday 22nd March

About RISE:

RISE is a Sussex-based charity, established in 1994 to support people affected by domestic abuse and violence. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education: our vision is freedom from abuse and violence. Based in Brighton and Hove, RISE is the only local provider of specialist domestic abuse services and is well known through the area. RISE has grown from being a small grass roots charity to a much larger well-respected local specialist provider over 25 years.

RISE services include a helpline; emergency refuge accommodation; professional legal and housing advice; counselling; family interventions and therapeutic support for children and young people. We also provide one of the few dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGB&T*) refuge and support services.

The core values of RISE: Respect, independence and empowerment, safety, equality, diversity, learning and development and client centred, place the victim/ survivor at the heart of their recovery.

Advert Start Date: 11th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01273 622828 x 215
Contact Name: Shannon Durkan
Contact E-mail: shannon.durkan@riseuk.org.uk
Url: www.riseuk.org.uk

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