Trustee - Ophelia House (Ley Community Subsidiary)

  • Job Reference: 3360
  • Date posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Phoenix Futures
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Health, Other, Umbrella, Support & Volunteering
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Trustee - Ophelia House (Ley Community Subsidiary)

At Phoenix, we use our expertise to support people in their personal recovery and to improve their lives. We are dedicated to advocating for people who are often overlooked and stigmatised, to ensure they have a fair chance to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our aim is for everyone to be able to achieve their potential for themselves, their families, and communities.

For too long women have had to fit into a treatment system that doesn’t work for them, we believe effective treatment must meet the specific gendered needs of women. That is why we developed Ophelia House a specialist trauma-responsive service exclusively for women.

We are looking to appoint a new Trustee to our Ophelia House at the Ley Community Subsidiary Board.

The Ley Community was established as a charity in 1973 and functioned as an independent therapeutic community until 2022 when, after joining the Phoenix Group, it transformed the service into a specialist trauma-responsive service exclusively for women.

Along with a keen interest in specialist provision for women, we would welcome people with a range of lived and professional experience, including researchers, academics and people working in the field of trauma or criminal justice. A connection to Oxford would also be welcome.

Ideally, our new trustee will come with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship. Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential.

Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings (5 times a year) which are held in Oxford. Phoenix Futures does not remunerate Board members but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Full details of responsibilities and the person specification required can be found in the candidate brief via the apply button.

To apply please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page where you can provide a CV together with a supporting letter explaining why you are interested in this role and how you fit the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 30th July 2024.

We anticipate the interviews will be held in the summer and will be in person in Oxford.

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