We have an active and committed group of women who are trustees for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.
If you are wondering whether you are ‘the right kind of person’ to be a trustee, let us reassure you that we have no rigid picture in mind. As with our volunteer body, we welcome women from all walks of life, with all levels and types of experience; provided that they have the time and commitment to make a contribution, and the skills to help them work as a team.
Naturally, some positions require more formal experience and training but in general what we look for is:
- Commitment to Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.
- Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort.
- Strategic vision.
- Good, independent judgement.
- Ability to think creatively.
- Willingness to speak her mind.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Willingness to uphold Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We especially welcome enquiries from Black, racially minoritised and LGBTQIA+ women.
This includes non-binary individuals who have complex gender identities which include ‘woman’ and those who have experienced oppression as a woman and feel comfortable volunteering within a service run for women by women.