• Job Reference: 00000269-1
  • Date posted: 19 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Acorns Project
  • Location: North Shields
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Mental Health, Other
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Acorns (North Tyneside) is a charitable company established over the last 20 years to support families affected by domestic abuse in North Tyneside and now into Northumberland. Our services positively impact the wellbeing of families who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, enabling their recovery and promoting resilience.

We adopt a trauma informed approach to offer a range of services for children and young people, non-abusing carers and other family members including: counselling and play therapy; 1-1 emotional and practical support; group educational programmes; an open access drop-in and a crisis service. Some of our services are provided at our premises in North Shields, others are delivered in venues throughout North Tyneside and via our outreach service in Northumberland.

We employ 12 full and part-time staff. Acorns’ Board of Trustees is responsible for over-seeing the management and strategic development of the service and we currently have five committed, dedicated trustees with a wealth of experience who have been supporting Acorns through a period of organisational change and development which has seen us expand and flourish. We would love to welcome some new trustees who are as passionate as we are about making a difference to the lives of families affected by domestic abuse and who are happy to dedicate some of their time to help us continue to thrive.

Although not a requirement, we would particularly love to hear from you if you have lived experience of domestic abuse, either as a child or as an adult, and/or if you have previously accessed Acorns services. Other skills that would benefit us include fundraising; strategic development; impact measurement; media and communications and influencing.

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