Haven are recruiting to a number of voluntary Trustee positions on our Board. 

Supported by a skilled and dedicated team of paid staff and volunteers, we are looking for Trustees who can guide and enable us to continue to develop and expand our range of specialist services. We are currently based in Sheffield but are planning to develop our work across the region.

What qualities are you looking for in a Trustee?

As a provider of domestic abuse support services, we are especially interested in hearing from people with specialist knowledge, sector expertise or a passion for supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma.

We have adapted our Board sessions to include meetings via video-conferencing. We welcome enquiries from people based not only in Sheffield, but also from the wider South Yorkshire region and across the country.

Diversity is important to us and we therefore invite applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, particularly men and people from BAME backgrounds who are currently under-represented on the Trustee Board.


Expected commitment is 4 Trustee meetings per year (with at least 2 meetings to be held via video conferencing), plus 1 or 2 Saturdays each year for service and strategy development.


What is the role of Haven Trustees?             

Trustees are legally accountable for the operation of the charity, for its property, finances, employment of any staff, and the wellbeing of volunteers.

Some of the main duties will include:

  • Upholding and promoting the aims and ethos of the organisation
  • Participating in decision-making and the development of long-term strategies
  • Defining organisational goals and evaluating performance
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document and the law
  • Overseeing the financial stability of the organisation


Further information and application packs

Download an application pack here.

For an informal chat about becoming a Trustee, please contact:
Kerry Albiston (Director) - [email protected] / (0114) 213 0590