Action4Youth seeks new Trustee with legal expertise
Action4Youth is a youth charity providing positive and transformational experiences, activities, programmes and courses which help and inspire young people. It works with young people from all backgrounds and all abilities to make a real difference to their lives through a range of fun and challenging programmes and initiatives.
The charity changes lives and creates better chances for young people by creating opportunities to discover their personal strengths and potential. It is based in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes but reaches young people across the South East of England.
Action4Youth is a leading delivery partner for the National Citizen Service (NCS) and consistently overdelivers in terms of both quality and quantity. Its Inspiration Programme enriches the lives of young people in schools across the area and it runs a mentoring programme for young people particularly in need of positive support. It has a membership of around 100 organisations, offering them a range of essential support and service. The charity also operates the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and its outdoor centre, Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes, creates opportunities for young people to have amazing experiences, building their confidence and self-belief.
Action4Youth aims to support all young people’s growth towards fulfilling and responsible adult lives, developing physical, mental, spiritual, moral and cultural abilities which act as a springboard towards realising dreams, a safety net for those at risk, and a voice of influence – from the young and for the young.
All Trustees add energy, purpose and substance to the team. They ensure that Action4Youth complies with its governing document (the Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. They contribute actively in giving strategic direction to Action4Youth, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against those targets, as well as ensuring the financial stability of Action4Youth.
Action4Youth is looking to appoint two Trustees. It seeks one Trustee with a financial background who will be able to advise on financial matters and to ensure the proper investment of funds.
The charity is also looking for one other Trustee who will have one of the follow skills:
- Legal experience – to contribute to the governance of the organisation
- Education leadership experience – experience leading a primary, secondary, further or higher education institution, for example, as Head Teacher, Principal, Vice-chancellor or equivalent
- Senior level commercial business experience – to help guide the strategy of the organisation
- Human resources – ideally senior management HR experience in a commercial or not-for-profit organisation
Action4Youth would particularly like to encourage applications from candidates who live in or close to Buckinghamshire. Above all Action4Youth is looking for someone enthusiastic and passionate about its mission.
David Teasdale, Chair
Action4Youth welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the organisation may employ positive action where diverse candidates can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.
Terms of appointment
This role is unremunerated, but reasonable, pre-agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed. There are four Board meetings (one in Milton Keynes, one in Aylesbury, two virtual) and four Committee meetings (all virtual) per year. The appointment is for a three-year term, which may be renewed twice.
This process is being run in-house by the organisation, who will view applications without edits. We therefore advise applicants to avoid using ‘see CV’ or ‘please call me to discuss further’ in your application as it may restrict your chances of successfully progressing to the next round.
This organisation has requested that candidates do not contact them directly. Instead, if you know someone at the organisation please mention it in your Reason for Application. Members discovered not respecting this may risk having their membership terminated.