Trustee Board Member

  • VO86176
  • Board/trustee role


Description

About you: We are looking for people who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. At this time, we are seeking individuals between the ages of 16-24 with entrepreneurial / social enterprise skills or IT development / website development experience.

The Role: The Board ensures the delivery of all aspects of our service and policy implementation, whilst supporting the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team in achieving the organisation’s vision and purpose. Board members are also offered a thorough induction to the work of the organisation and opportunities for development. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to creating a diverse team. 
Being a Trustee is a great way to provide your skills and experience to an organisation. The wider our background pool on our board, the more views and opinions we can consider when taking strategic decisions. It also provides immeasurable development opportunities for you, developing strategic thinking and leadership skills.
The Commitment: This is a non-remunerated role (we will pay out of pocket and travel expenses). Full Board meetings are held quarterly, with either in person meetings at our main office in Edinburgh’s city centre or via MS Teams, and we have events and development days which Board members can also attend each year.

Organisation aims and objectives

We aim to ensure that every young person in Scotland has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness. We work to ensure that the public, policy makers, commissioners and practitioners understand the issues, make decisions and take action which will help us to end youth homelessness

Restrictions

Experience required: Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of homelessness or youth work but must be committed and passionate about making a difference for young homeless people.
Travel details: Office is based in Edinburgh so may need some travel here.
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.