Become a Trustee

We are seeking new Trustees to join our Board at Mums In Need. We are a Sheffield based charity, created and developed to support mothers who have left emotionally abusive relationships. We are a small charity with a skilled and dedicated team of staff and volunteers who aim to develop an effective “needs led” service for this vulnerable group. We are at an exciting point in our development, we moved to new premises in the New Year and strengthening our Board of Trustees and Volunteers team is a priority and key to the successful future of the charity. It is our aim to strengthen our core team, this will enable us to move forward with direction and focus to ensure we continue to offer our high standard of service to mums in need.

Mums In Need offers practical guidance and emotional support to Mums who have left emotionally abusive partners. We support women who struggle to get help elsewhere because they are no longer with their partners and their abuse is not deemed ‘high risk’ enough to be supported by other organisations. We aim to help our Mums gain an understanding of exactly what they can do to rebuild their lives and their confidence. Our support includes access to legal and financial guidance, peer group support via coffee mornings, one-to-one sessions, empowerment and holistic therapies. together with a range of other services to provide our mums with the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

Mums In Need make a massive difference in the lives of women who are very vulnerable and often lost in the system with nowhere to turn for help and support. To enable us to continue to make this positive impact in our community we need a strong Board of Trustees to provide us with the expertise and guidance needed to support the delivery of our services by our dedicated team.

Becoming a Trustee of a charity is a very fulfilling opportunity, knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others and making a difference in our community is extremely rewarding?

If you have previous experience at Board level or feel you have a skill that would strengthen our team you could be just the person we need to guide and assist us into the future.

Trustees are legally accountable for the operation of the charity; its property, finances, employment of staff and the wellbeing of the volunteers. We are seeking enthusiastic and committed Trustees to join our team of existing Board of Trustees. Ideal candidates will have experience of one or more of the following – Domestic Abuse, Governance, Human Resources, Fundraising or previous Third Sector experience as this would strengthen our existing Board and support future organisation.

Applicants should understand the duties and responsibilities of being a Trustee. A comprehensive induction programme will be given to successful candidates.


The Mums In Need Board meets four times a year, usually during the afternoon for two hours, at our premises at City Road (currently). All Trustees are expected to attend all Board meetings.

Main Tasks of our Trustees

  • Take part in quarterly meetings and regularly review the strategic aims of the charity.
  • Ensure we as a charity are working within our aims and within the rules, legal and financial requirements of the Charity Commission and the Charity.
  • Provide strategic vision, specific skills, contacts and guidance to the staff and volunteers of the Charity, supporting the Charity by promoting the Charity’s purpose, values, strategy and upcoming events. Exercising reasonable care and skill using your knowledge and experience to always act in the best interest and benefit of Mums In Need.
  • Make decisions in conjunction with the other Board members that will assist Mums In Need achieve its aims and objectives.

Mums In Need was founded by Laura Riley who is a true inspiration to everyone she meets. Her vision as Founder and CEO supporting women for whom there is no support elsewhere is inspirational to everyone she meets. We hope you feel inspired to join us.

If you feel becoming a Trustee at Mums In Need and becoming part of a dedicated team is a role you would enjoy please take a look at our website and contact us for an informal chat about becoming a Trustee.