VOICES is a survivor-led, trauma-informed, and recovery-focused charity for the women of
Bath and North-East Somerset and surrounding areas. The charity was founded in 2014 by
four women with lived experience of domestic abuse, who found that, beyond crisis
interventions, there was minimal support available to those who had experienced abuse for
their recovery journey.
VOICES are now recognised nationally as offering the ‘gold standard’ in support. They
deliver holistic services for women and ensure that the voice of lived experience is included
in policy development and research. Through direct service provision and national
influencing, which is funded by charitable donations, government grants, and awards from
Trusts and Foundations, they are able to give women access to services that meet their
needs without stigma or judgment.
They are now seeking a new CEO to continue achieving exceptional outcomes for women
and securing funding from charitable trusts and foundations. As the most senior staff role at
the charity, the successful candidate carries full responsibility for the strategic and day-to-
day management and leadership of the whole VOICES team. Some of their key
Working closely with a committed and engaged Board of Trustees to consolidate and
strengthen the already strong survivor-led foundation and culture.
Strategic planning – linking vision, objectives, and resourcing to ensure there is a
demonstrable and coherent public benefit from the Charity’s activities.
Inspiring, optimising, and nurturing the skills and expertise of all staff and clients.
Prudent management of the charity’s resources – money, staff, and building.
Working with systems and processes for reporting and charity governance.
The successful candidate will be passionate about the recovery of survivors and social
justice. As the charity’s main ambassador, she will be progressive, creative, and innovative.
She will have senior leadership experience within a charity setting supporting people
impacted by trauma. When dealing with distressing situations and presenting to large
audiences the candidate will demonstrate compassion, resilience, and confidence.
Ideally, the new CEO will have a knowledge of current DA policy, practices, and culture. She
would also benefit from experience in negotiation, managing stakeholder relationships, and
developing networks of provision with other organisations.
The candidate is not expected to have all the skills needed on day one, and she will be
supported through training and mentoring.
For further details and to apply, please contact Sandy Hinks for a briefing pack via
email@example.com quoting reference MC2401.