Trustee

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 


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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 

This role is part of the Phoenix Project which provides support to victims of domestic abuse within Wiltshire and sexual violence within Wiltshire and Swindon. The Children and Young Persons (CYP) team supports children and young people who are experiencing or who have witnessed domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Team Manager will provide a proactive service to both victims of DA and SV and to children and young people impacted by these behaviours. The role will also involve regular case management and supervision of the CYP team members.

Reference: WIL22/20

Salary: £26,936 - £29,075 pa (pro rata)

Hours: 30 - 37 hours per week 

We will be interviewing as we get applications and will close once we have a suitable candidate

Job Description and Person Specification:

This new role will be to support the perpetrator intervention across Wiltshire, Swindon, Bristol and where required, Gloucestershire.

You will be primarily based in Wiltshire supporting the Domestic Abuse Serial Perpetrator (DASP) project, providing bespoke specialist support to perpetrators of domestic abuse. The post holder will work as part of the IOM team within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure that clients who show abusive behaviour are supported through every stage of the process of change.

In addition, you will support the delivery of the Reprovide Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP), which is an intensive behaviour change programme, designed to increase knowledge and understanding around domestic abuse, the impact on children and healthy relationships. The course teaches tools and strategies to help someone change their behaviour.

The post-holder will be expected to work to Respect standards.

Full training will be available for this role.

Job Ref:        DVPP22/04 

Salary:          £22,247 to £24,248 per annum (Pro Rata) 

Hours:          25 to 30 hours per week 

Job Description and Person Specification

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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. The Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme supports perpetrator intervention across Wiltshire, Swindon and Bristol.

The Group Facilitator will undertake individual sessions and group work with men who attend the Programme (including self-referring men and those referred via social service departments, GPs etc.) in a way that prioritises the safety of the man’s (ex-) partner.

The post holder is expected to work in line with the Respect National Service Standards for Domestic Violence and Abuse Prevention Services. Full training will be available for this role – see the Job Description below for details.

Reference: DVPP22/07

Salary: £12.82 per hour

Hours: 4 - 5 hours per week plus additional hours for supervision and team meetings 

Job Description

Job Description and Person Specification

Applications

Applications via application form only; please note there is a 1000 word limit for the personal statement element, under 'Reason for application'. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you feel you have relevant skills and experience, you can download the necessary documents from this website 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.

You will also undergo a police 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.

Splitz is committed to encouraging equality and diversity in the workplace. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive place to work where we can all be ourselves and individual differences are recognised and valued.

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Splitz Support Service, Oak House, Epsom Square, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge BA14 0XG
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