Delivering circles of support and accountability to protect communities from sexual harm and sexual reoffending


CSW Looking to appoint new trustee

Circles South West currently has a Board of very active and dedicated trustees. We are seeking to strengthen our skill set and community representation of the Board as well as ensure we have a strong succession management plan.

Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that Circles South West achieves its core purpose. They strategically oversee the management and administration of the charity, as well as acting as Board of Directors. They also ensure that Circles South West has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the executive team to enable Circles South West to work towards achieving our objectives.

Duties of all trustees

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. You do not need previous governance experience – we will provide a full induction and training.

Personal skills and qualities

As well as the above we are particularly interested in applications from people with one or more of the following skills.

Business / commercial / commissioning: to provide thoughtful leadership, guidance and advice around developing fee earning services. A trustee with this experience will help us diversify our funding base to become more sustainable.

HR Experience: to assist, advise and maintain an overview of our HR processes and policies for paid staff and volunteers. This includes, recruitment and retention, training and development, professional conduct and disciplinary processes. A Trustee with this experience will ensure that HR activities and interventions are linked to the organisation’s charitable objectives and complement the organisation’s culture.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and we would especially welcome applicants from minority ethnic groups, from people with a disability, and from people under the age of 35 years who are all under-represented on our board.

What difference will you make?

You will providing a service which reduces the risk of someone becoming the victim of a sexual abuse in your area by providing support and accountability to those in the community who have been convicted of or are at risk of committing sexual offences.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

The knowledge you are part of a proven program that reduces the risks of someone in your community becoming the victim of a sexual offence.

A few more details

This is a voluntary role. We will reimburse all reasonable expenses.

Before you apply

Applications are through Reach TrusteeWorks.

Please send a CV or similar (eg LinkedIn Profile) with a short letter outlining:


If you have any questions prior to making an application or would like to speak to our Chair we are happy to arrange this. A candidate guide can be found here: Circles South West – Trustee candidate pack

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