PO BOX 486

Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: 1156186

(24 hours)

For advice, information and support in the Borough or to speak to Refuge staff call Welwyn Hatfield Women's Helpline

01707 373743
(9-5 Mon - Fri)


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 Chair -Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge & Support Services

WHWR is seeking a Chair of the Board of Trustees to lead this small, local, independent Refuge and associated services - a successful, evolving charitable organisation providing an essential service at the heart of the local community. WHWR provides safe temporary accommodation and help and support in the community to women and children who have experienced or are living with domestic abuse.
The  position offers a unique opportunity to provide continuing leadership and guidance as our current Chair retires. If you have leadership skills, trustee experience and knowledge of domestic abuse or a related field and are looking to makea significant contribution to the lives of women and children in our local community, this could be the ideal role for you.
The role is voluntary although reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. Board meetings are held every six weeks in the evenings and some daytime meetings are also required. 
We are an all female Board and staff providing services exclusively for women and children. A suitable transition and probationery period will be agreed with the successful candidate.
To apply, please provide a CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like the role and how you meet the  specified requirements.
If you would like an informal chat prior to applying please call 01707 373743 and ask for the Refuge Manager.

  • It is WHWR’s policy that applicants should have objective distance in their work and not have been service users of WHWR or other domestic abuse services within the 5 years prior to the application.



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 Chair of the Board of Trustees
Recruitment Pack