Bramber Bakehouse Request

Organisation Description

Bramber Bakehouse is an award-winning charity, supporting women who’ve experienced abuse, exploitation or displacement with the confidence, skills and knowledge for a positive future.

Four key ingredients: Baking, wellbeing support, transferable life skills and ongoing support combine creating an environment for women to heal, feel valued, gain confidence, build skills and knowledge for the future and thrive in a loving community. Our programme is safe and trauma-informed, built around the needs expressed by the women we support and those supporting them.

We’re currently half way through our three-year strategic plan, ensuring as many women as possible can access our services, leading to safe, purposeful, independent lives. We’re focused on operational excellence, sustainability and growth.

What are they looking for?

We have a clear strategy, an expanding staff team and ambitious plans for growth. None of this would be possible without the input and support of a skilled and engaged Board of Trustees. In order to support our plans, we are looking for individuals who have skills and experience in the following areas:

> Sector knowledge - experience in the charity or social enterprise sector, knowledge of purpose driven organisations and trauma informed practice;
> Safeguarding - experience of child and adult safeguarding from a practitioner or governance perspective;
> Fundraising - experience n the charity sector, at a senior level;
> Business Development - experience of developing social enterprise, trading; property management;
> Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - experience of developing ED&I strategies and frameworks;

The Board of Trustees meet six times a year: four early-evening meetings and two weekend away-days, in Eastbourne or Brighton.

Trustees are given a full induction, receive training opportunities and can claim
reasonable expenses to enable them to carry out their duties.