At Woman’s Trust we are led by our CEO, Heidi Riedel, and our Board of Trustees.

The Trustees, who are also directors of Woman’s Trust, are in charge of our strategic plan, our governance and our finances. Our Trustees are passionate about supporting us to help more survivors in their recovery from domestic abuse.

On appointment each Board member is given a welcome pack which includes information about our services; annual financial statements; roles and responsibilities of the Board members; our constitution and the strategic plan.

The Board has four sub-committees:

  • Ethics and Practice
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • and Marketing, Communications and Events.

Each is chaired by a Board member or by the CEO, and membership includes Board members, staff and volunteers.

We are currently recruiting a Chair of the Board

We are seeking an outstanding woman to become Chair of our well-established Board. You will share our commitment to our vision and bring significant experience of strategic leadership and good Board governance. Working closely with our CEO and highly motivated trustees, you will help shape a long-term, sustainable future for our charity.  To-date, we have supported over 18,000 women.

Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Interview date: 02 November 2023

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to building a diverse board and welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women and women with disabilities, and from women with past experience of domestic abuse within their family and friends.  

Please note, this role is unremunerated (expenses will be paid).  Find out more WT Chair Recruitment Pack

You can submit your applications via email to or you can apply here