We have several volunteering opportunities including:

Chairperson for Board of Trustees
The Hope Programme is recruiting a chairperson of the trustees for an initial term of three years from April 2020. Applications are invited from people who support our aim of helping victims of rape and sexual abuse to cope and recover from the trauma of the crimes and who have the skills, commitment and experience to provide inclusive leadership to the trustees. We are keen to hear from Bedfordshire people including those form our diverse communities

The role is not remunerated but travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursed.

The Hope Programme is a registered charity no. 1160274. Please see our website for further details of our organisation.

How to apply:

If you would like to arrange an initial, informal discussion, contact Margaret Barker, the CEO on margaret@thehopeprogram.co.uk

Please also use this email address to send your formal application, comprising covering letter and CV

Applications for this volunteer position should be submitted by midday on 28th February 2020


Trustees                                                                                                                                         The Hope Programme offers empathic services for people aged over 10 years of all genders who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse.
We are currently seeking Trustees with varying skills and backgrounds to join our Board and contribute to making Hope resilient and sustainable.
Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of HOPE, ensuring solvency, effectiveness and positive outcomes for service users.

The Board will:

  • Ensure Hope is run in compliance with its values and governing document.
  • Set or approve policies, plans and budgets to achieve our strategic objectives.
  • Monitor performance against the strategic plan.
  • Ensure RSVP remains solvent, financially strong and performs well.
  • Ensure that RSVP complies with all relevant laws, regulations and requirements of its regulators.
  • Agree all policies and decisions on matters which might create significant risk to RSVP, financial or otherwise.

Can you demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the organisation.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort and to impart the benefit
    of their skills and experience.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity,
    accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Leadership skills.

We are particularly interested in individuals with the following skills:

  • Marketing and PR
  • Digital Communications
  • Fundraising

If you would like a copy of the role description and application form for any of these roles please email liz@thehopeprogram.co.uk or call 07377 677682