One25 began in 1995 in response to the unmet needs of women who were street sex-working in Bristol. Over the last 28 years we have learnt much about working with this marginalised group. One25 is still the only organisation specifically for street sex-working women in the city.
From May 2022 - April 2023, we provided vital services for 271 women. Of the women we supported:
We work with some of Bristol’s most marginalised women, supporting them to move from crisis and trauma to independence in the community. Wherever they are in their journeys, we give love and practical support, without judgement or expectation.
Women’s needs have become more complex, so our work is more important than ever. The impact we make as a charity saves lives.
About the role
This is an important time to join the Board as we consolidate and focus on the positive steps One25 can take to increase and diversify income to sustain our vital work. With recent investment in our fundraising team, we are in a strong position to build our income and respond to the future needs of the women. Being a Trustee is an excellent way to develop your skills and can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.
Our new Trustees will be joining a talented Board, working alongside an inspiring CEO and senior management team, and our dedicated colleagues and volunteers. You will be able to connect with staff and gain insight into our work with the women.
You will attend four two-hour board meetings and four 1.5-hour committee meetings a year, plus two annual away days with our staff team and senior management team. There will be an additional time commitment to review meeting papers which are circulated in advance of board and commitee meetings.
This is a voluntary role, and we are able to reimburse expenses.
We are seeking a diverse set of skills in our new Trustees, and we would particularly welcome individuals with experience of operating at a strategic leadership level in:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The organisation and the Board are committed to learning around ED&I and are dedicated to a continuous process of challenging ourselves to increase inclusivity across every area of our work with the women and within our internal systems. We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of society and from those with the potential to make great Trustees. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority, LGBTQ and disability groups, and those who have lived experience of multiple disadvantage as these groups are currently underrepresented on our board. We also welcome applications from first-time Trustees.