Victims First - Trustees and Treasurer to the Board of Trustees
 

Organisation: Victims First Northumbria
Grade and Salary: Trustee - Unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed


Victims First Northumbria (VFN) was established in April 2015 to provide support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience.  VFN provides free confidential support to empower the victim in their journey to recovery. This includes emotional and practical help and referrals to specialist organisations when required.


Since 2015, VFN has supported over 39,000 people with a year on year increase in referrals. Victim satisfaction rates are at 98% with 97% of victims being contacted within 48 hours of the crime being committed. This is something VFN is really proud of.


Part of the service delivery relates to Restorative Justice which is victim led. 
The process brings together the victim and offender, enabling everyone affected by the crime to play a part in repairing the harm caused.  This gives the victim the opportunity to look offenders in the eye and explain to them the real impact that the crime has had on their life.


Victims First Northumbria is now seeking an experienced Treasurer to join the board of trustees and additional trustees to play a leading role in the growth and sustainability of the organisation, ensuring effective governance at all times. We are particularly interested in candidates with the following expertise or experience:

·         Finance

·         Experience of victim services

·         Governance

·         Fundraising

·         Charities


The board will meet no fewer than four times a year and trustees are invited and encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible in addition to representing the charity where possible at public events.


All new trustees will be fully supported through a full induction, followed by ongoing support from board members and management within VFN.

These roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


If any interested parties would like a further discussion please contact Ruth Parker on
0191 2219899 or by email ruth.parker.6664@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Location
Forcewide
 

Organisation: Victims First Northumbria
Grade and Salary: Trustee - Unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed


Victims First Northumbria (VFN) was established in April 2015 to provide support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience.  VFN provides free confidential support to empower the victim in their journey to recovery. This includes emotional and practical help and referrals to specialist organisations when required.


Since 2015, VFN has supported over 39,000 people with a year on year increase in referrals. Victim satisfaction rates are at 98% with 97% of victims being contacted within 48 hours of the crime being committed. This is something VFN is really proud of.


Part of the service delivery relates to Restorative Justice which is victim led. 
The process brings together the victim and offender, enabling everyone affected by the crime to play a part in repairing the harm caused.  This gives the victim the opportunity to look offenders in the eye and explain to them the real impact that the crime has had on their life.


Victims First Northumbria is now seeking an experienced Treasurer to join the board of trustees and additional trustees to play a leading role in the growth and sustainability of the organisation, ensuring effective governance at all times. We are particularly interested in candidates with the following expertise or experience:

·         Finance

·         Experience of victim services

·         Governance

·         Fundraising

·         Charities


The board will meet no fewer than four times a year and trustees are invited and encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible in addition to representing the charity where possible at public events.


All new trustees will be fully supported through a full induction, followed by ongoing support from board members and management within VFN.

These roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


If any interested parties would like a further discussion please contact Ruth Parker on
0191 2219899 or by email ruth.parker.6664@northumbria.pnn.police.uk