Trustee Application

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Deadline - 20 December 2022

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Beyond Equality are recruiting for Trustees. 

As a Trustee, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of a growing charity that does exciting and much-needed work with men and boys to combat gender-based violence, rethink masculinities, build inclusive and supportive communities and create a more equitable society.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and across all protected characteristics.

Currently, we are recruiting for:

1. Specifically, a Trustee with significant experience of work on gender-based violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence or related sectors; and

We are interested in someone with the following skills and experience:

- Intersectional understanding of gender-based violence and how it intersects with racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and the immigration system.

- Deep knowledge of the landscape of gender-based violence organisations and services in the UK

- Commitment to survivor-centred ways of working

- Commitment to trans inclusive practices

- Experience in frontline service delivery work supporting survivors /outreach work to deliver prevention programmes within schools or colleges.

 

2. General Trustee(s), to help direct the strategic delivery of our mission and vision.

We are open to applicants with a wide range of skills and experience who might be able to further the organisations in the following key areas:

- Governance and strategic direction of a growing education organisation and/or charity

- Understanding what makes interventions effective in our key areas

- Building a public profile, network and community

- Fundraising experience and/or networks to help us find new revenue streams

- Ensuring safe, inclusive and equitable internal structures and practices within the organisation

 

Our ideal candidate would also have professional and or lived experience to enable us to better serve the diverse groups of young people with whom we work. 

3. Chair of Trustees, 

Ideally, a successful candidate (either general or GBV focused) would be capable of eventually transitioning into the role of Chair of Trustees.

These are unpaid roles, but we provide expenses for travel, subsistence and childcare as needed to ensure everyone is able to fulfill their Trustee role regardless of income.

If you are interested in this role, please submit a completed application form and email a CV to daniel@beyondequality.org

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About the Organisation:


We believe that men and boys can play an important part in creating gender equality, eliminating gender-based violence and in improving their communities. In fact, for deep cultural change to happen, they must be actively involved, which is where we come in. If we are to live in a world without gender-based violence, men and boys have significant work to do to unlearn harmful masculinities and behaviours that contribute to violence. Beyond Equality is leading that work.

Our work is positive for men. We offer men an unique chance to understand themselves and the pressures they’re under, and to understand how they relate to and impact on others. We offer spaces for men to share their experiences and collectively to tackle harmful aspects of masculinities, behaviours of men and group cultures: mental wellbeing difficulties, social isolation, violence, homophobia, racism and more. To do this, we need to make ourselves accessible to many different groups of men. We have to adapt to be relevant to different cultures, backgrounds and various levels of previous engagement with these issues. We are intersectional and we are curious about everyone’s experiences. We are experts in facilitation and experts in understanding how and why people change. Every year, through education and supportive environments in schools, universities and sports teams, we enable thousands of people to create more positive identities, healthier relationships and supportive communities. 

At the core of our work are transformative conversations, tailored to each community we work with to be relevant to their lives, and facilitated to be open, safe and inspiring. So far, we have held thousands of hours of deep discussions with men and boys, and the demand for our transformative work is growing.

Amidst the trauma surrounding Covid-19, our work is and will continue to be needed more than ever. The frustrations and tensions of lockdown, the uncertainty and pain of the recession, and the grief caused by the disease itself, will all need to be worked through. We play a crucial role in helping boys and men find healthy, helpful coping strategies and prevent harmful practices and patterns of controlling or destructive behaviour. 

In 2021 we rebranded and founded as a charity with a strong set of objectives: to reach all young men in the UK with ideas of positive masculinities that are relevant to them, their identities and their communities; to transform healthy relationships and consent education for men; to establish organisational change programs that actively involve men, and to mainstream the open discussions of men’s roles in society to allow them space beyond the rigid stereotypes that can be so harmful to them and those around them. 

In 2022 we are launching new projects and partnerships which will see us build new hubs across the UK, tailoring our work to local needs, training local youth workers, teachers and facilitators, and building up local volunteer networks.

We are looking for board members who can help us make the most of these opportunities, steering us towards a sustainable and long-term impact. We want to recruit a Trustee who can bring the personal and professional experience to help us to better serve the wide range of people and organisations we work with.

Job Description: 

We open our call for a Trustee.

Trustees will be appointed for a three-year period, with renewal possible. Basic duties will be to oversee the strategic direction and performance of the organisation, principally through bimonthly board meetings, and an annual strategic planning day. Trustees will also be expected to attend one of our school/university workshops or one facilitator training annually. Trustees are expected to promote the organisation and assist in fundraising efforts. 

Trustees will have the opportunity to customise their own roles, becoming actively involved in one or more priority areas where they have expertise and time. We are particularly interested in a Trustee who has significant experience in domestic violence or gender based violence prevention. 

Ideally, a successful candidate would be capable of eventually transitioning into the role of Chair of Trustees.

 

Currently, we are recruiting specifically for a Trustee with significant experience of work on gender-based violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence or related sectors.  

We are interested in someone with the following skills and experience:

- Intersectional understanding of gender-based violence and how it intersects with racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and the immigration system.

- Deep knowledge of the landscape of gender-based violence organisations and services in the UK

- Commitment to survivor-centred ways of working

- Commitment to trans inclusive practices

- Experience in frontline service delivery work supporting survivors /outreach work to deliver prevention programmes within schools or colleges.

2. General Trustee, to help direct the strategic delivery of our mission and vision.

We are open to applicants with a wide range of skills and experience who might be able to further the organisations in the following key areas:

- Governance and strategic direction of a growing education organisation and/or charity

- Understanding what makes interventions effective in our key areas

- Building a public profile, network and community

- Fundraising experience and/or networks to help us find new revenue streams

- Ensuring safe, inclusive and equitable internal structures and practices within the organisation

 

Our ideal candidate would also have professional and or lived experience to enable us to better serve the diverse groups of young people with whom we work. 

3. Chair of Trustees, 

Ideally, a successful candidate (either general or GBV focused) would be capable of eventually transitioning into the role of Chair of Trustees.

For more information, please contact our managing director, Daniel Guinness (daniel@beyondequality.org)

Salary and Benefits: 

Unpaid Board Position. Expenses paid for board meetings, when relevant. 

Application Process: 

We ask applicants to email a CV (daniel@beyondequality.org) and to complete an application form, which can be found here.