Trustees (voluntary roles)

We have opportunities to join this thriving and dynamic organisation as a Trustee. This is a great opportunity to help SARSAS realise its vision of a world without sexual violence.

We are currently looking to recruit three crucial roles on our board:

  1. Chair of Trustees
  2. Treasurer
  3. Trustees with a background and expertise in Human Resources and/or Law.

Closing date: midnight on Friday 19th July 2024.

We are looking for people who can offer energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to join our volunteer Board of Trustees at SARSAS. You will be joining an active board, helping shape our strategic vision and direction.

If you are committed, passionate, and determined, we would love to hear from you. We will provide all the training and support you may need to be an amazing trustee.

It matters to us that our Trustees reflect the incredibly diverse communities we serve, and we are actively seeking younger women, women from Black, Asian and minoritised communities and women with a disability for these voluntary roles. We value lived experience of sexual violence within our staff, volunteers and trustees.

Voluntary (expenses paid)

Time commitment:

  • up to 10 x 2.5 hour meetings per year plus some email contact


SARSAS exists to relieve the trauma and distress and help rebuild the lives of victim-survivors who live in Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and BANES, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives. We campaign and educate to raise awareness and bring an end to sexual violence. Partnership work with a variety of agencies, both locally and nationally, is a priority to enable social change.

We work to feminist principles: this underpins both what our service is and how it is run. Our work is guided by a trauma-informed approach that understands how traumatic experiences can impact victim-survivors and keeps an awareness of their effects at the forefront of our approach to support.

Watch our 2021 GSK Impact Awards Winners video for a taster of the work we do.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

At SARSAS, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We want to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates diverse voices. We actively encourage applicants with protected characteristics to apply.

We are committed to taking an inclusive approach to recruitment and selection whilst ensuring there is no discrimination in our processes and that our team and prospective employees are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made to accommodate additional requirements. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

For more information, contact or call 0117 929 9556.

How to apply

Download and read the job description and person specification:

Download and complete the application form

Return your completed application to by midnight on Friday 19th July 2024.

Interview date: Thursday 25th July 2024
Please ensure you are available for an interview on this date.

If you have any questions, please email or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Laura Fitzgerald, HR Admin.

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