The Snowdrop Project is a dynamic and rapidly growing charity that uniquely specialises in assisting in the after-care of adults who have been rescued from trafficking. It is the first charity in the UK to specialise in long-term assistance and has been recognised for its contribution through awards, informing policy development and writing research in this area. It was previously a volunteer project but became a registered charity in October 2014. Since then the charity has grown from providing support to 12 survivors a year to 124 and continues to grow.
Snowdrop’s mission is to empower survivors of human trafficking to live lives no longer defined by their past and reduce the risk for those vulnerable to this crime. We are committed to creating, implementing and promoting models of best practice toward whole-person centred, multi-agency service provision, nationally and internationally.
We provide direct support to survivors through advocacy, counselling, community activities, a house renovation service and employment and education pathways. To further the knowledge and practice in the field, we provide training, consultation and awareness raising and support the movement of new policies and legislation that would improve the rights of survivors in the UK.
We are currently recruiting for the position of Volunteer Administrator to the Board of Trustees.
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate volunteer to support the governance and strategic work of the board through the administration of meetings and minutes.
In your role you would be required to attend board meetings every 2 months to take accurate notes, set the agenda with the CEO and the Chair of Trustees, send out minutes in a timely manner and adhere to a high level of confidentiality.
You would not be taking on the responsibility of a board member, but would be key to its effectiveness and would gain a deep knowledge and insight in to support services for survivors of trafficking. This role would be ideal for anyone wanting to gain board experience without the responsibility of being a board member or someone who would like to use their skill set in this way to support our work. It will also give the opportunity to learn about the anti-trafficking sector.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Experience of minute taking and administrative tasks/effective administration
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and electronic communication
- The ability to adhere to strict confidentiality
- A good ability to summarise and communicate effectively through written communication in a timely manner
- Passionate about tackling modern slavery
- Align with our values and ethos
- Have no conflicts of interest
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Snowdrop Project at Midcity House, 17 Furnival Gate, Sheffield, S1 4QR or to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July 2019 or email for further details. Informal interviews will take place in August.