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JOBS & VOLUNTEERING
Wen is seeking a Chair of Trustees
|Remuneration:||This role is voluntary but expenses will be reimbursed.|
|Deadline:||Send applications to email@example.com by midnight on Friday 3rd September.|
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to help shape Wen for the future. In the past few years Wen has grown in size, focus, and ambition. We’ve developed a wide range of high profile, high impact programmes, strengthened many of our internal systems, implemented a participatory leadership structure and welcomed incredible staff to create a thriving and inspiring team.
About becoming Wen’s Chair of Trustees
Wen is a growing organisation, having doubled our staff in the last year, from 12 to 24 staff, who though mostly working part time are an incredibly talented and committed team. The step change in size and impact of Wen over the last few years, brings opportunities and challenges. The climate and biodiversity crises are now leading issues, affecting government policy and driving media attention. There is therefore an opportunity as Chair of Wen to have a significant impact on issues that connect gender, health and the environment.
We are looking for a capable individual who, in addition to the statutory duties outlined in the role profile, can bring one or more of the following skills or experiences to this important role:
- Local knowledge – experience of the borough of Tower Hamlets, where most of our food and wellbeing work takes place, OR experience of other community/urban work.
- Intersectional feminism and anti-racist work – able to guide and support the organisation as we embed our values and work towards becoming more inclusive and representative of our communities and their issues.
- Vision and strategy – in a fast-changing world, it’s increasingly important that we understand and deliver the greatest impact for women, communities and the environment.
It is part of our strategic priorities as an organisation to become more accessible and inclusive. As part of this we are committed to Wen’s board reflecting the diversity of our community, and especially welcome applications from groups that are currently under represented including Black and Minority Ethnic women, trans women, younger women, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and Disabled women. Our office has partial wheelchair access, and we are prepared to discuss other accessibility arrangements where necessary for the chosen candidate
The Board of Trustees meet once every two months (usually Monday or Tuesday evening) at the Wen office in Tower Hamlets or remotely. Trustees tend to play quite a large role supporting staff although this varies from person to person and month to month. We would expect trustees to contribute on average up to 2 days per month in addition to the bi-monthly meeting
Exciting role as Nature for Wellbeing Programme Manager
|Contract:||Fixed term contract for 3 days per week at £32,000 FTE|
|Deadline:||Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 27th September|
|Interviews:||W/c October 11th October|
Wen are looking for a creative and experienced project coordinator or manager, to develop a high impact programme making the connection between nature and the health, happiness and wellbeing of women and communities.
This role will consolidate and share learning from previous work in this area; our flagship 3 year “Soil Sisters” project (supporting survivors of domestic violence recovery through therapeutic gardening sessions in 5 women’s refuges) and other ‘green care’ projects supporting recovery from mental ill health.
The PM will develop a strategy by working creatively with the women we support, staff, partners and the local community; understanding priorities, interconnectedness of humans and nature and how to share the benefits of the work. You will create ways to enable people to take action personally, mobilise communally and possibly develop more nationally / globally relevant campaigns.
Volunteering at Wen is a hugely rewarding experience. Volunteers gain unique experience in one of the UK’s only feminist environmental organisations.
Everyone who works for Wen has real responsibility and an equal voice within the organisation. You will enjoy a varied work experience, and we always encourage our volunteers to set and meet their personal development goals.
Previous Wen volunteers have gone on to paid jobs at organisations such as Sustain, Women’s Aid and Greenpeace.
“In an organisation of this size there is real scope to exercise initiative and make significant contributions to Wen’s aims. The team are always receptive to new ideas and supportive to volunteers, who are treated as valued and vital. I was able to build my skill set without compromising on ethics, which was really important to me.” – Georgie Johnson, Media & Communications Volunteer, 2014