OSARCC is recruiting two Trustees

OSARCC is recruiting 2 new Trustees

Voluntary role (with expenses)

Do you believe in a world free from sexual violence? Are you interested in supporting a feminist organisation? If so then you could be the Trustee we're looking for.  Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) supports those who have experienced or are experiencing sexual abuse.  We provide a number of different services including a telephone/email/text listening service, support groups, 1:1 counselling and advocacy for people aged 14+.

We are looking for two new Trustees to help provide the Governance needed to deliver our ambitious strategy.  The charity is in a strong financial position, with robust policies and procedures in place.  

All Trustees should have knowledge of the voluntary sector, an interest in issues around violence against women and girls, and skills they feel appropriate to bring to the board of a small local charity.

We expect trustees to:

·         Attend regular trustee meetings every two months on an evening or weekend in a central Oxford location

·         Be actively involved in between trustee meetings by reading and replying to emails and participating in sub group meetings as appropriate

·         Support OSARCC events and activities

·         Commit to at least one year of service

In return we can offer you:

·         The chance to put something into Oxfordshire’s community and have an indirect impact on survivor’s lives at a time when they need support

·         The opportunity to contribute to the development of an organisation at an exciting point in our history

·         The ability to contribute to the Rape Crisis and broader women’s movement

·         The opportunity to develop skills and experience in a range of areas including governance, employment, equal opportunities, fundraising, publicity, finance... the list goes on!

·         Training in relevant areas

·         To be reimbursed for out-of-pocket approved expenses

We are looking in particular for women with experience in:

·         Fundraising 

·         People Management  

We are particularly keen to hear from women from BAMER backgrounds, disabled women, and those with experience of using services. 


One of our previous trustees had this to say about being a trustee for OSARCC:

"My involvement with OSARCC was literally life changing.  I started out as an HR Manager looking to give something back to the community by volunteering.  I ended up changing careers and working on Safeguarding as my day job.  It's such a wonderfully empowering organisation to be a Trustee for.  I couldn't recommend it more highly!"

If you are interested in applying or finding out more please email our CEO, Lisa Ward on  lward@osarcc.org.uk  or phone 01865 725311 for an application pack or to arrange a call back from the Chair of our Board.  The deadline for applications is Monday 21st October at 5pm. Interviews will take place on the 24th and 25th October.

Please note the post is open to women only (exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010).