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Job description

About us

Strength & Stem is a small charity that exists to prepare women who have survived human trafficking and modern slavery for meaningful employment, using floristry as the tool. We believe that floristry can be used as a practical tool to help survivors to build a future for themselves, as well as a therapeutic tool in healing from trauma. Every year, we run a holistic employability and skills training programmes for a cohort of fifteen survivors. Over nine months participants complete vocational floristry training, prevocational and wellbeing skills training, mentorship, and work experience.

The skills and experiences survivors gain through our programmes create a lasting difference for them and their families through economic independence, strengthened wellbeing and increased community. Ultimately, our vision is to see survivors restored from their trauma, empowered for the future, and able to sustain a good quality of life.

The charity is currently recruiting two trustees – a treasurer and a trustee with safeguarding experience. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced or first time Board members to shape the direction of a small, ambitious charity, continually ensuring that all activities are survivor-centred and have an impact positively disproportionate to the organisations’ age and stage of development.


Role Title: Trustee (with safeguarding expertise)

Direct Report: Reports to the chair of trustees. Works closely with the chair and the board of trustees.

Salary: This is a voluntary position. Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Background: Strategy and governance, adult safeguarding

Time commitment Approximately one day per month (flexibly) in addition to attendance at regular board meetings. The board meets at least four times a year.

Upcoming board meeting dates for 2024 are:

· 30 April 2024

· 09 July 2024

· 01 October 2024

(First quarter meeting has already taken place).

Location Board meetings are held virtually. All Strength & Stem’s programmes are delivered in central London. The trustees may be asked to attend the annual graduation ceremony in person (next graduation is January 2025 in London).

Role summary

As a Safeguarding Trustee, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety, wellbeing, and dignity of vulnerable or at-risk adults within Strength & Stem’s sphere of influence. You will work closely with other trustees and senior management to develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures aimed at safeguarding adults at risk of harm or exploitation. Your expertise and dedication will contribute to creating a culture of safeguarding excellence and accountability within the organisation.

The role of the trustee board is to provide the charity with sound governance, strategic and fiduciary oversight, and direction. This will involve protecting its values and applying its resources solely for the purposes declared in the charitable objects of Strength & Stem. The charitable objectives of Strength & Stem are for the public benefit, the relief of poverty and unemployment of women affected by human trafficking by the provision of floristry training and workshops and other education, training, and support, carried out in accordance with Christian values and principles.

Person specification

  • A strong commitment to promoting the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of vulnerable or at-risk adults.
  • Relevant professional qualifications or certifications in adult safeguarding, social work, occupational therapy, or a related discipline.
  • Experience working in a safeguarding, social care, or related field, with a good understanding of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Sound judgment, discretion, and integrity when handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to working with diverse teams and communities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • An ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Competent use of IT skills and familiarity with platforms including Office365.
  • Preparedness to make recommendations to the board and a willingness to speak their mind with diplomacy.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • A clear sense of professional boundaries and extremely high ethical standards.
  • Commitment and ability to devote the necessary time to the role.
  • Be comfortable with our faith policy 

For more information or to apply, please visit our website.

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Posted on: 20 February 2024
Closing date: 20 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Christian,Trustees

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