IDAS believe that no-one should be abused or controlled by another, least of all by those closest to them. Their 70 staff and volunteers support victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence across all of North Yorkshire and York. They help over 4000 victims (women and men) to feel safer each year, support children and teenagers, and undertake some work with perpetrators.
It is an exciting time to be a trustee. Domestic abuse is at last being acknowledged across society. The government is committed to supporting such services. Trustees make sure the work of IDAS happens, and will continue to happen into the future. The board is composed of a range of people with various backgrounds.
IDAS now have two trustee vacancies, and are also seeking people to advise the board commitees. Anyone with the time and interest is welcome to apply.
They are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in either: fundraising and profile-raising; extensive knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse; environmental sustainability and/or charity governance.
They also want a more diverse Board. So particularly if you feel you have any of the characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 – for example due to ethnicity, culture or gender, – then please don’t hesitate – just apply!
If you think you might be interested, go to their website for more information.