Strength & Stem Request (IF Partner)

Organisation Description

Strength & Stem is an Imagine Foundation (IF) partner.

Strength & Stem exists to prepare women who have survived human trafficking and modern slavery for meaningful employment, using floristry as the tool. We believe that floristry can be used as a practical tool to help survivors to build a future for themselves, as well as a therapeutic tool in healing from trauma. Every year, we run a holistic employability and skills training programmes for a cohort of fifteen survivors. Over nine months participants complete vocational floristry training, prevocational and wellbeing skills training, mentorship, and work experience.
The skills and experiences survivors gain through our programmes create a lasting difference for them and their families through economic independence, strengthened wellbeing and increased community. Ultimately, our vision is to see survivors restored from their trauma, empowered for the future, and able to sustain a good quality of life.

What are they looking for?

The charity is currently recruiting multiple trustees including a treasurer, a trustee with safeguarding experience, and trustees with expertise in areas such as fundraising, marketing and communications or social enterprise. We strongly encourage you to apply if you have experience of operating at board level (either in an executive or non-executive capacity). This is an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of a small, ambitious charity, continually ensuring that all activities are survivor-centred and have an impact positively disproportionate to the organisations’ age and stage of development.

The time commitment is approximately one to two days per month (flexibly, role dependant) in addition to attendance at regular board meetings. The board meets at least four times a year.
Upcoming board meeting dates for 2024 are:
• 30 April 2024
• 09 July 2024
• 01 October 2024
(First quarter meeting has already taken place).

Board meetings are held virtually. All Strength & Stem’s programmes are delivered in central London. The trustees may be asked to attend the annual graduation ceremony in person (next graduation is January 2025 in London).