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Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women and children?

Do you have expertise in any of the below and a belief that your skills will contribute to the strong and effective governance of a medium-sized charity?

  • Communications, Marketing & Fundraising
  • Knowledge of the UK Criminal Justice System
  • Senior Management / Transformation / HR
  • Commercial Law

 Then please read on and apply!  We are looking to appoint 3 new Trustees to the Board.

Advance is a nationally recognised women’s charity based in London working to support and empower women experiencing domestic abuse to be safe and those with short-term sentences to reduce re-offending and stop families breaking-up. Established in 1998, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and provide practical and emotional support to women and their children, through services based at our Hammersmith offices and at co-located offices across over 20 London boroughs.

From the promised Domestic Abuse Bill to the #MeToo movement, never before have women experiencing abuse been so centrally in the public eye. And while these discussions about women have been raging, our work with them continues.  We support over 3,000 women and their children every year.

We work in partnership with agencies in a coordinated community response, including local authorities, Family and Children’s Services, the Police, Probation Services, Magistrates and Crown Courts and other service providers.

This is an exciting opportunity for a trustee to join our experienced and committed Board.

You will join a dedicated and skilled group of 12 Trustees and support the charity through a significant period of growth. Our staff team now includes over 80 skilled and passionate women across our programmes in London and we will be opening a second women’s centre in North London in early 2019.

As part of the Board, you will be responsible for the governance, strategic direction and sustainability of the organisation alongside a highly committed and welcoming team. Your commitment will extend to:

  1. Board of Trustees meetings 4 times / year (Evenings – West London)
  2. Contribute to the work of 4 x sub-committee / year (Evenings )
  3. Ad-hoc availability as matters arise (by telephone)
  4. Participate in 1 strategy away day 1 / year (Saturday)
  5. Commit to the Board of Trustees for at least 2 years

This is a voluntary, unpaid appointment, although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.


Please download and complete the application form and equality monitoring form below.

ADVANCE Trustee Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Please email competed forms together with your CV to:  Christine Losecaat MBE, Chair  – christine@littledipper.net
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview week commencing January 28th 2019 with the first Board meeting scheduled for March 2019.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women and men with disabilities, from BME background and the LGBT community. Advance is a registered charity (Number 1086873)

Closing date for applications: 24th January 2019
Interviews: w/c January 28th 2019
You can find more information on our website, where you can also find our latest Annual Report
Advance Annual Report 2017-2018


To apply for this job email your details to christine@littledipper.net

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