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Trustee Recruitment - Matlock, Derbyshire

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7 Jul 2022

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*Trustee Recruitment - Matlock, Derbyshire*

*2022/23 (Pre-register) - Voluntary role*

YHA is a major national charity for young people, with a network of almost 150 hostels in both rural and urban locations across England and Wales. Our hostels are open to everyone, and we particularly welcome young people and those with challenging lives, providing opportunities to connect with each other, with nature, the outdoors, and our cultural heritage and so to promote health and wellbeing.

This spring, we are delighted that our hostel offer is returning to normal after two years of disruption through COVID-19. We are an ambitious and progressive organisation, determined to extend our reach to an ever-wider range of young people and people from diverse backgrounds, in line with the strategic aspirations set out in our 10-year strategy, Adventure. For the first time and a lifetime, launched in April 2020. As with all organisations in the hospitality sector, the pandemic has hit us hard, but through careful management and recognition that this national crisis has also brought opportunity, we continue to be in a strong position, and have a rigorous plan to help us address the legacy of COVID-19 in a way which will strengthen us further for the future.

On 4th July 2022 we will launch our campaign to recruit three new Trustees to the Board, closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 1st August. Please note this is a voluntary position, all expenses are paid.

Our 15 Trustees hold overall legal responsibility for the charity. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing both professional skills, and lived experience, and benefit from the input of our newly established Youth Advisory Team. We are inspired by our passion to create opportunities for young people, especially those who have greatest need, and we share a high level of commitment to YHA. We have built an inclusive culture in which everyone contributes, diverse views are respected and acted on, and decisions are reached in an environment of trust and mutual respect. Relationships between Board colleagues, and between Board members and our talented executive team, are strong and supportive whilst always ensuring that we provide an appropriate level of challenge.

The role of Trustee is a demanding one, including two full weekend meetings each year on site in our hostel network and several online Saturday morning meetings. Each Trustee is also a member of one of our sub committees which meet online between full Board meetings, and time for preparation and travel is also required. We provide a full induction and the offer of mentoring. Successful applicants can be assured that the rewards are immense - including seeing the difference that hostel stays can make to young people, learning new skills and enjoying social time with colleagues.

If you are inspired by our vision, would like to be part of further strengthening YHA's future and can offer appropriate experience, commitment, and time, we would love to hear from you.

Please Note: to volunteer as a Trustee at YHA you must produce the correct ID for an enhanced DBS check. Successful applicants must produce a satisfactory enhanced DBS check before commencing in the role as Trustee. YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Key Words: Trustee, Board of Trustees, Board, Volunteer, Voluntary, Non Executive Director
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