Board Director – IRISi

Empower change: Join IRISi in the struggle against gender-based violence

Our vision is a world in which gender-based violence is consistently recognised and addressed as a health issue.

About IRISi

IRISi, established in 2017 as a not-for-profit social enterprise. For almost a decade, IRISi has been at the forefront of addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV), a pervasive issue disproportionately affecting women and girls across the UK. Their vision is clear – a world where gender-based violence is consistently recognised and addressed as a health issue. Their mission: to promote and enhance healthcare responses to gender-based violence by collaborating closely with health and specialist services.

The Role

IRISi are on the lookout for a dedicated Board member with diverse personal and professional backgrounds. The ideal candidates share a deep commitment to IRISi’s mission: improving healthcare responses to gender-based violence. To ensure the Board is well-rounded, they are particularly interested in individuals with experience in:

  • Leading and nurturing company strategic and financial planning and forecasting
  • A track record of successful fundraising via grant and non-grant sources for companies / not-for-profits / social enterprises
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate/third sector financial law and exemplary risk management practices
  • Background holding senior (Chief) finance positions in relevant organisations

Qualities they have

  • A profound understanding of the impact of violence and abuse on the lives of women and girls.
  • A willingness to dedicate time and effort, from meeting preparation to active participation and correspondence.
  • Sound independent judgement and constructive opinion expression.
  • Willingness to shoulder the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of a Board member.
  • A commitment to promoting diversity and equity of opportunities.

How to apply

To apply, please email with your CV and a covering letter or video, outlining your suitability for the role.

  • Why do you aspire to be an IRISi Board member?
  • How your skills and experiences align with our specific needs (refer to the expertise list above).
  • What you hope to achieve in this role.

Closing date:15 January 2024