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Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre: Volunteer Board Members & Treasurer

Forth Valley Rape Crisis is recruiting Volunteer Board Members and a Treasurer

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your professional skills/experience in a different environment, or are seeking a role in which you can genuinely make a difference then you may be exactly what we are looking for.

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) is looking for a new members to join its vibrant Board.

FVRCC was established in 2015/16 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). We provide free and confidential information, advocacy and support across the Forth Valley region to anyone aged over 13 affected by any form of sexual violence. We are led by a voluntary Board of Directors, all of whom are women either living or working in the area.

The centre currently employs 11 paid members of staff and is supported by a growing team of volunteers and sessional workers.

You can find out more at: https://www.forthvalleyrapecrisis.org.uk.


Role Description

We are looking for motivated and dynamic individuals to join our Board and help us shape the future of our Centre. It’s not important if you haven’t been a Board member before - we’re more interested in the skills, enthusiasm and perspective you can bring to the role. In return we can offer you a highly rewarding position, the opportunity to help drive future strategy and the ability to have a direct impact on how our services are delivered across the region.


Whilst it’s important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the role of the Treasurer is to take the lead in advising the Board on all financial aspects of the organisation.

Our ideal candidate would have a good understanding of financial administration, the ability to analyse and interpret financial data quickly and accurately and also have demonstrable experience of what strong governance looks like. Third sector experience is not essential and whilst helpful, the willingness to learn and actively contribute to the Board is far more important. Please find attached the role description to find out more about being a Treasurer on our board.

Estimated time commitment

We hold full Board meetings on a quarterly basis - these generally last around 2 hours. In addition, Board members are expected to sit on a relevant sub committee (again quarterly) Any time you are able to give above and beyond that to assist with ad hoc issues would be most gratefully received.

Find out more about the Treasurer's role including applicant skills & requirements here.

How to apply

Applications should take the form of a CV and a short supporting statement outlining what you would bring to the role and your interest in it. These should be sent to Rachel Maitland, the Chair to the Board at chair.fvrcc@gmail.com by 12 noon on Friday 10th January 2020.