Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is looking for some new women to join our Board of Trustees at this exciting time in our development. SARSVL is the professionally approved Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds, supporting women and girls whose lives have been affected by child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence through a holistic range of specialist services. The SARSVL Board of Trustees oversees and takes collective responsibility for the governance of the charity, our finances and staff.

Who are we looking for?

It’s one of our organisational aims to reflect the community we serve, and diversity and inclusion are among our core values. We want women from underrepresented groups and communities – including Black, Asian and minoritised, Disabled, and Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT+) women – to succeed and thrive at SARSVL, and we have policies and procedures in place to ensure that can happen. Through this recruitment, we’re especially hoping to welcome more women from these groups and communities to our Board and we encourage you to join us. Read more about our approach to diversity and inclusion. Trustees must be women aged 18 years or over, who are neither legally nor constitutionally disqualified from serving on this or any Board. This position is also subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Through this recruitment, we’re especially hoping to welcome more women from these groups and communities to our Board and we encourage you to join us. Read more about our approach to diversity and inclusion.

We’re also hoping to attract applicants with one or more specific skills and experience to our add to those of our existing Board.

The role of Trustee is voluntary and unpaid. SARSVL reimburses our Trustees for reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in the course of carrying out Trustee work and duties, such as travel costs.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please download the Application Pack below and return your completed application form to info@sarsvl.org.uk by 9am on Tuesday 1st September 2020. 

  1. Covering Letter
  2. Trustee Role Description & Person Specification
  3. Trustee Background Information
  4. Trustee Eligibility Form
  5. Trustee Application Form
  6. Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form