West Cork Women Against Violence Project: Board Members
West Cork Women Against Violence Project is recruiting new Board members
Who we are
West Cork Women Against Violence Project (WCWAV) is a registered charity established since 1999. The core functions of the Project are to:
- Provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental support service for women experiencing violence
- Inform women about their options so that they can make their own decisions about their future
- Provide women who choose to stay in an abusive relationship with ways to stay safe
- Ensure greater support for women experiencing domestic violence in West Cork
- Reduce the social acceptability of violence against women.
Core services include a drop-in advice and support service, phone helpline, court accompaniment, advocacy service and counselling. We also conduct training and awareness raising activities with other agencies and in the community. We are in the process of purchasing and establishing a Safe House. We operate from our main office in Bantry and outreach offices in Skibbereen and Clonakilty.
WCWAV is professionally managed by a full-time Coordinator who reports to the Board of Directors. We employ six staff in total.
The role of the Board
WCWAV is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance.
The Board of Directors is made up of seven highly experienced non-executive members drawn from diverse, professional backgrounds.
The Board is responsible for providing effective leadership, setting overall strategy and direction, ensuring that WCWAV meets its legal obligations and that finances are properly managed. The Board is also responsible for identifying the risks affecting WCWAV and ensuring procedures are in place to reduce and manage the major risks identified. Ultimately the Board ensures that the WCWAV operates in a fair and transparent way.
Board meetings take place every two months, usually in Bantry, West Cork, but currently over Zoom. Meetings usually take place on a Friday morning for about two hours.
Requirements of Board members
We are keen to recruit two new Board members to the Board of WCWAV.
We are looking for members that:
- have a genuine interest in our work with women experiencing violence;
- are supportive of the mission and values of the Project;
- will bring a strategic perspective to Board discussions;
- are committed to the principles of the Charities Governance Code.
We are particularly keen to recruit Board members who can:
- bring substantial legal or financial expertise, or;
- have substantial senior work experience in the housing sector.
Applications to be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 18th December. (Please note these are voluntary positions.)