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UP are recruiting Directors for its Board

18 Oct 2019 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

UP.UP grew out of WHAG, a charity that began life as Women’s Housing Aid Group in 1981.

Together, WHAG and UP think that prevention is better than cure. One in four women and one in six men will be victims of domestic abuse. In every reception class, at least one child will have been living with domestic abuse since they were born.

UP are currently recruiting Directors to support in the delivery an ambitious business plan to take them to 2021.

By joining the Directors at UP you will be part of a growing company that works for the benefit of vulnerable and disengaged people within the community. UP does this by working to provide support and advice to build healthier relationships within the community, and opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in order to create healthy relationships.

UP also has to use a percentage of its assets and profits for the benefit of the community.

Your involvement as a Director will help enable the company to grow and develop to meet its business plan and objectives. In addition to providing your skills, all Directors must be highly committed to the cause of UP and share the same vision in order to take the company forward.

This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about what CIC’s can deliver in the community.

Adults
The UP Healthy Relationship programme is for anyone who wants to know, to create, manage and sustain healthy relationships in their lives. It is a unique programme of training for adults, who may be interested individuals, or clients of companies such as housing associations, charities or social services.

Schools
The UP Healthy Relationships programme is for schools to deliver in order to  meet the Children and Social Work Act 2017 that  makes it compulsory for all schools in England to teach about relationships, alongside their duties to teach sex education and personal, social, health and economic education (PHSE).

UP are seeking:
• Chair
• Treasurer
• Director with Legal Expertise
• Director with business development /start up experience with Directors

Time Commitment
The Board meets bi-monthly and additional time will be required to prepare for Board  meetings. There is an expectation to attend one training/conference per year and to attend one Board planning day a year. The Chair will also need to support the Business Manager and the Treasure duties will include additional time to support with budgets.

To apply submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the company, how your skills would add value to the Board and any other relevant information to the WHAG CEO at: kirsty.rhodes@whag.info

For further information, visit: www.whag.info

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