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Current opportunities

We are recruiting for new trustees

Together for Change: Disabled Women Take Action

We are recruiting a Treasurer, a Secretary and up to two other volunteer Trustees to join our active board. We are particularly looking for Trustees with skills in fundraising and income generation, charity sector experience and volunteer management.

As a Trustee, you will:

  • Attend six weekly evening  board meetings; (currently virtual)
  • Oversee the governance, performance and delivery of the charity;
  • Work collectively with other board members as stewards of the charity’s values;
  • Play an active role in supporting the charity’s work through involvement with others in your area of expertise attending events; providing advice and guidance and supporting ad hoc pieces of work.

Trustees are required to be a member of Bristol Women’s Voice, and be a woman living, working or volunteering in Bristol.  You can join BWV for free here.

A commitment to feminist principles, and passion for making a difference are critical, as well as leadership potential and willingness to work within governance structures. 

We seek as diverse a Board as possible and welcome applications from women from a range of backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from women with backgrounds currently underrepresented on our Board, including ethnic minority backgrounds, from women with lived experience of disability and carers.  

These roles are unpaid, but offer training and personal development, as well as the opportunity to contribute as part of an inspiring group of women.  All out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

To apply please send a 500-word statement outlining why you’d like to be a trustee and why you think you would be good for the role  to chair@bristolwomensvoice,org.uk 

Please also include details of a person who can provide a reference. The deadline for applications is 31st August 2022.

Interviews will be held in August and September.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact chair@bristolwomensvoice.org.u

Do you identify as disabled or have a long-term health condition? Bristol Women’s Voice is empowering women to share their experiences and work towards positive change by joining our Women’s Action Group.

This community will provide an opportunity to meet with others on a monthly basis, in person and online, to identify common goals and influence practical and policy changes across Bristol, while also developing your skills and experiences through volunteering.

This partnership project is being delivered by Bristol Women’s Voice and WECIL and has been developed following the City Listening Project. Supported by the Government Equalities Office (GEO), the City Listening Project focused on enabling the voices of women, particularly those that frequently go unheard, to contribute to better policy-making.

If you are interested in discovering more about Disabled Women Take Action and becoming part of this Women’s Action Group, read more about the role here or get in touch directly: dwta@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk.

 
Please note: We will meet access needs and offer alternative forms of communication to support participation.

Why Get Involved

The work Bristol Women’s Voice does cannot be achieved without the support, experience, time and commitment given by our brilliant volunteers. We ensure the time you spend with us is an enjoyable experience, and we support you to learn new skills that will help you in your future work and life.

Bristol Women’s Voice has a number of projects that offer a variety of rewarding volunteering opportunities and we would love you to work with us.

Get involved email us FOR MORE DETAILS
info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk

Volunteering FAQ

Bristol Women’s voice is committed to:

  • Providing you with an induction, training and support throughout your volunteer experience.
  • Providing a named person who will be your point of contact, who will discuss your volunteering, any achievements and issues arising on a regular basis.
  • Being flexible in relation to your volunteering hours
  • Reimbursing agreed out-of-pocket expenses following procedures set out in our Expenses Policy.
  • Ensuring that all volunteers are treated fairly and in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Trying to resolve fairly any issues or difficulties you may have whilst you volunteer with us.

As a Volunteer you will have the opportunity to get involved in some of these areas:

  • Admin support
  • Producing you tube videos for campaigns
  • Fund raisers
  • Helping with event administration
  • Social media and emails.
  • Updating & analysing social media & website traffic
  • Blog writer
  • Researching information for projects & events
  • Planning events & meetings
  • Admin Office Support
  • Coms & Social media assistants
  • Graphic Designers
  • Community Engagement Volunteers
  • Peer Support Buddies
  • Photographers
  • International Women Day 2018
  • Events Reporters
  • Intern

Volunteer’s Stories

You can read what our volunteers say about their experience with BWV below.

If you would like any further information on any of the opportunities mentioned, please email info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk

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