*Closes 10th June*

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2022?

Would you like to help change lives affected by sexual trauma?

Nexus is a Northern Ireland wide charity with over 35 years’ experience in supporting victims and survivors of sexual trauma.

Every year in Northern Ireland there are thousands of sexually violent crimes reported to PSNI, and thousands more that go unreported. Without specialist support like ours, victims of these crimes will find it even harder to deal with the trauma they experience. The impact of this trauma can be devastating and is lifelong.

We deliver a range of bespoke and specialised supports and services including:

  • Trauma informed counselling to those affected by sexual assault and trauma from age of 4
  • Post counselling support and follow-up
  • A UK wide 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline, which is funded by the Department of Health, Department of Justice and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
  • Education and Training initiatives to professionals, organisations, parents and young people on topics such as consent, child sexual exploitation, handling disclosures and healthy relationships.

Our most recent strategic plan (20-23), latest reports, policies and research can be viewed here

Board Members

The role of the Board Members is to determine the mission and strategic direction of Nexus NI and support its effective governance by ensuring Nexus NI meets all of its statutory and legal requirements as well as monitoring performance against budget and key objectives.

Nexus wants to equip itself with a broad and appropriate skills base to ensure our sustainability.

We are looking for experienced Trustees who can provide leadership to Nexus NI and support the CEO and senior team to uphold and promote the values of Nexus NI. Stakeholder relationships and previous experience in working with bodies such as the criminal justice system, public prosecution service, PSNI and local NHS trusts would also be highly beneficial as we work closely with our external partners to shape the agenda for change within this specialist area.

If your skills and experience match our brief and align to our values, then please get in touch. We would particularly welcome applications with skills and experience over the course of the last 3 years in the following areas:

  • Communications & Engagement Trustee

Communications and Marketing – will have experience in developing and supporting delivery against effective organisational communication strategies to include engagement of internal and external audiences via multi-media platforms and mechanisms.

  • Clinical Trustee

Counselling/Psychotherapy/ Mental Health Nursing – will have extensive experience of directly providing clinical interventions to support the psychological wellbeing of individuals to include management of complex caseloads and maintenance of professional standards and boundaries.

  • Business Development Trustee

Strategic Leadership – will have experience of developing effective strategic plans and overseeing the implementation and delivery of agreed plans. In addition, experience of leading change management processes to support organisational development and growth.

In addition, you may have a particular empathy with our client and service users, their needs and how they have used similar services. In having this insight this will ensure that the client is at the heart of our decisions and as such enable the change & growth within our service proposition.

To express an interest in a role and gain further information on how to apply please contact: hr@nexusni.org

Please note: The closing date for applications is Friday 10th June 2022 no later than 12:00 noon.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black and Minority ethnic groups, male, disabled people and people from the LGBT community are currently under-represented in the board, we would particularly welcome applications from the above mentioned communities and backgrounds. All appointments will be made on merit.