Youth Concern is seeking an HR Trustee to help us move to the next level of governance as befits the charity’s increase in staff and volunteers, complexity, size and scope and to provide guidance on HR issues.
- Ensure Youth Concern’s HR functions are conducted within legal requirements and best practice
- Provide guidance and support to ensure the highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to employee relations, recruitment, retention, performance and reward, including the review of policies and risks
- Review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing, training and development and annual budgets and plans to the trustee board
- Keep the board informed about its HR duties and responsibilities
- Ensure long-term strategic oversight of Youth Concern’s personnel and staffing requirements in relation to the overarching goals of the charity
- Ensure the trustees monitor and review the performance of the CEO, reward performance accordingly and identify appropriate development opportunities
- Ensure that HR activities and interventions are linked to Youth Concern’s charitable objectives and complement the charity’s culture
- Sit on recruitment panels as required
- Help develop robust EDI practice
We are looking for someone with:
- experience working in a senior HR role
- CIPD qualification or equivalent
- good current knowledge of employment law, policy and practice and ability to keep up to date with developments in HR
- the highest standards of personal integrity and professionalism
- the ability to build and develop strong, supporting working relationships with trustees and the CEO
- flexibility to respond to emails, occasionally at short notice
Youth Concern is committed to being more representative of the communities we serve at board level. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including lived experience relevant to the work of Youth Concern.
What's in it for the volunteer?
Coronavirus has increased the gap between the haves and the have nots. Not all young people have the same opportunities. Youth Concern believes that every young person has the right to be fed, to a safe home, to a good education and to employment. In becoming our Company Secretary, you will be helping young people to succeed in life. And because:
- you believe a few hours a month is a good investment of your time to help turn young people’s lives around;
- you want to give something back;
- your skill set will benefit a local charity as it grows and develops;
- you want to be part of Youth Concern’s success story.
- 6 trustees’ meetings per year (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
- 1 AGM per year (June)
- Occasional interim meetings
- Trustees give approximately 3-8 hours monthly
Location: generally, meetings are held in Aylesbury. Some meetings are held online.
Remuneration: this is a voluntary role. Expenses will be reimbursed in line with our expenses policy.
How to apply
Applications are through Reach TrusteeWorks. Please email your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information. For an informal conversation about this opportunity please email the TrusteeWorks team email@example.com to arrange a call with Youth Concern.
Deadline: 20 Aug 2021