Blackburn, Lancashire
£0.00 - Voluntary
18 Apr 2019
18 May 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Blackburn Darwen And District Without Abuse

BDDWA exists to assist in the relief of people who have suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic abuse, through the provision of support, advice and accommodation.

Business Trustee Role

Contribute to our work helping secure the safety of those affected by domestic abuse and use your business expertise by joining our board as our Business Trustee.

Trustee Duties

Main responsibilities along with other Trustees

  • To work collaboratively with the other trustees, keeping with and furthering BDDWA’s charitable objectives.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets. 
  • With other trustees, to ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are in keeping with its aims.
  • With other trustees, to ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation that strives to achieve best practice.

Responsibilities of Business Trustee

  • To advise on business sustainability.
  • Provide thought leadership around issues relating to fundraising, business development and selling of services.
  • To link with businesses and organisations (locally, regionally and nationally) and develop working partnerships that may lead to BDDWA’s sustainability e.g. corporate sponsorship.
  • To support yearly strategic/business planning, monitoring and review.
  • Draw on your networks to support our work.

Person Specification


  • Successful track record in business.
  • Experience of working at a senior management / leadership level.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of our charity.
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
  • Good, independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • A firm belief in and commitment to BDDWA’s mission.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.


  • Experience and knowledge of services for victims of abuse.
  • Experience and knowledge of other support services for women, men and children/young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of service provision within an educational setting.

What in it for the Volunteer?

You will be joining a board with an informal style and an open, collaborative culture where new ideas are welcomed. 

Time Commitment

• Board meets monthly, at 5pm for approximately two and half hours.

• Undertaking e-learning modules in respect of children and adult safeguarding

How to apply

Please send a CV to Reach Volunteering along with a supporting statement outlining why you are interested in BDDWA and how you believe your skills and experience will strengthen their board.

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