Enquiry Officer Volunteer Roles in Liverpool
Would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team helping people in the local community? If you enjoy a challenge and gaining new skills this opportunity is for you.
You would be helping to run a charity which helps people in Hertsmere deal with any problems they may face. Last year we advised on over 4,000 enquiries covering a wide range of matters including consumer issues, benefits, debt, housing, employment and family issues. The service is run by a Chief Executive Officer who is supported by paid staff and volunteers. Our services are free at the point of use. We rely on grant funding and individual donations to run the service.
The HR Trustee’s main responsibilities are to:
- Ensure that the HR functions of CAH are conducted within legal requirements and best practice and comply with the standards set by Citizens Advice National
- Advise the Board and CEO on good practice in staffing and HR matters including on recruitment, performance management and policies and procedures
- Advise the CEO on staffing issues, including discipline and grievance
- Advise the CEO and Board on any restructuring including redundancies and TUPE
- The HR Trustee must have experience in HR matters, particularly in respect of employment law.
- CIPD membership and a qualification in employment law are not essential but are desirable
Deadline: 28 February 2024
We are seeking to diversify our board! We are looking for one Trustee. Do you have a passion for sex workers’ rights and safety? Do you want to be part of a charity with vital real-world impact? Do you have the time and skills to guide NUM’s board and staff towards its mission? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour, others with marginalised identities and sex work experience. If you’d like to speak with someone in advance of applying for the role of Trustee, please contact our general inbox admin[at]uglymugs[dot]org with Trustee Enquiry in the subject line.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
Our main aims are to:
Increase sex worker safety and prevent crime and harms against this diverse population of adults.
Support sex workers in generating knowledge and sharing their experiences in ways that advance the well-being of their communities, increase the social inclusion of sex workers and an end discrimination, criminalisation, and violence.
Provide survivor-centred, trauma-informed support services.
Facilitate sex workers in safely accessing the public services of their choosing and in educating communities of stakeholders to ensure that:
sex workers are the ones characterising their work and defining their circumstances, needs and priorities.
services are informed about the needs and priorities of sex workers in order to promote non-judgemental treatment and respectful engagement.
all sex workers, irrespective of class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, status in the country and type of sex work, receive consistent, protective responses from police when they access them for help.
sex workers inform justice, victim support, anti-violence and inclusion health initiatives in ways that improve their wellbeing and increase their engagement in civil society.
We serve sex workers of all genders, ages, abilities, cultures and modes of work and offer a digital reporting and alerting mechanism to warn these communities about dangerous individuals who may target them. We provide individualised specialist support from experiential support staff and others trained as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) who ensure sex workers have the information and resources needed to make important choices about their lives.
NUM has 17 members of staff, and 8 board members
NUM had over 9000 members, 80% of whom were sex workers
Our Case Work Team provided direct support to over 737 sex workers and processed 519 reports of violence containing 794 accounts of harm
We sent over 760,000 alerts to sex workers to prevent further violence
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter (of no more than two sides of A4) and a CV (which can detail volunteering and/or employment experience) through CharityJobs or by email to admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org
Role is open until filled.
Please read our role descriptions attached to find out more about who we’re looking for.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
PDA Society is a small charity that has an impact much larger than our balance sheet would suggest is possible and we are currently looking to recruit a treasurer to our board.
We moved to having a paid staff team less than two years ago, which is a huge change in our financial obligations. The first 4 years of paying employees is a hugely challenging time for a new charity – but it is also exciting as it allows us to focus on exactly the charity we want to be as we grow.
Our board of trustees are jointly responsible for ensuring that it is possible to maintain and grow our impact, and alongside governance responsibilities currently that means:
-Ensuring we are focusing our energy & resources where they will have the greatest impact for PDA people and those that care about them.
-Having a realistic plan to bring in income to cover our costs in the short term.
-Modelling what a sustainable organisation looks like in the medium to long term and how that will be resourced.
-Being actively involved in advocating for better understanding of and support for PDA people, and offering guidance and support to the staff team in doing so.
We want trustees who care about PDA people, understand, and commit to PDA Society’s role in supporting them and are able to work with a small and effective staff team to deliver our objectives. All trustees are required to attend a minimum of six meetings annually, and two in person, with one away-day (usually held near Bedford). The treasurer also attends the finance and fundraising committee which meets at least quarterly and supports and challenges our CEO in preparing papers to ensure that trustees have the information and context they need to make sound financial decisions. Active engagement with the charity will add up to the equivalent of around 12 days p.a. – in and out of working hours. Much of our work is done by email or the trustee WhatsApp group.
We are seeking to improve, amongst other things, the diversity of the board to ensure that PDA Society’s board more accurately reflects the make-up of the people that we serve.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.