YSS – advert for trustee


The YSS Board of Trustees is looking to recruit a trustee to take the lead on safeguarding who will bring experience, expertise and knowledge to the scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements and best practice within YSS.

YSS is an independent charity working mainly across West Mercia. YSS enables people who face significant life challenges to feel safe, have the opportunity to thrive and to realise their potential, and we have been doing so for more than thirty years. There are thousands of people in our communities who struggle with life and face what seem to be insurmountable barriers – they are why we exist.

Our work is rooted in the local communities we serve. We have a strong local presence and a national profile for our innovative work. We strive to ‘punch above our weight’ to ensure our voice, and the voice of our service users, is heard and to influence and inform service design and policy.  We work with around 2000 people per year.

YSS employs 60 staff and about 100 volunteers working on different project across the region. Our Patron is HRH The Princess Royal.

As a YSS Trustee, you would share corporate responsibility for the strategic direction, legality, financial, social and environmental sustainability of YSS.

The Board of Trustees meet every 6-8 weeks for approximately 2-3 hours and you will also need to be available on one or two other days throughout the year to attend the staff conferences/meetings etc.  You will need empathy for the people we work with and be as passionate and dedicated as our staff and volunteers.

Trustees are unpaid but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed. Meetings are held in Worcestershire usually at our head office in Worcester.

If this role is of interest but you are unable to commit to a full trustee role but you have the relevant safeguarding knowledge and experience we would still like to hear from you as we would consider a trustee associate role.

To arrange an informal chat with either our Chair of Trustees or our Appointments Committee Chair  please telephone Ann Winter on 01905 730786 or email recruitment@yss.org.uk

Please visit our website www.yss.org.uk/trustee-recruitment for more information on YSS and to download a recruitment pack and application form.

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