Exciting young trustee opportunities

23rd November 2022

Trustee Opportunities (Voluntary) – Young Person (18-30) with lived experience – Two places​

Please note that this opportunity is not available to current service users at 1625

We are committed to creating a more diverse Board that represents the young people we serve and particularly welcome applicants from groups where representation is lower, this currently would include Black, Asian, Muslim, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants.

Please find full details of how to apply below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, 3rd January 2023.

As an organisation committed to the development of young people, we want to have young people on our Board of Trustees. We are keen to involve people whose life experiences resonate with the community we serve, whether this is personal experience of homelessness or other challenges similar to those faced by the young people in our services. Your place on the Board will help to bring a fresh perspective and insights alongside that of existing Trustees. 

About the Role

As a Trustee, you will use your experience, knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with the organisation’s executive team to achieve the highest standards of services throughout 1625ip. Your robust and thorough approach will help 1625ip have maximum impact and build resilience.

An existing Trustee will provide mentoring support to the 2 successful applicants, throughout the process. This will involve:

  • Pre- applications chats to find out more
  • Help with the application
  • The opportunity to observe 2/3 Board meetings/committee meetings with your mentor before deciding to proceed
  • 1:1 meetings with your mentor in advance of trustee meetings to go through paperwork plus de-brief meetings afterwards
  • Help from your mentor to go through sign up information and paperwork
  • Ongoing support once you have joined the Board

Your mentor may also be able to offer you advice on other aspects of your life such as career options but this will be for you and them to agree.

There are 6 meetings a year, possibly 2-4 additional committee meetings a year, an away day and several events with young people who use our services. The events are optional but are very informative and fun.

Please click the links to access the Job Description and 1625ip Impact Report.

How to apply

To apply for this role, then please visit this page, and follow the steps. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Ellen Jones on (07745502349) or Dom Wood on (0117 317 8822)

If you have any issues with your application form, please contact jobs@1625ip.co.uk 

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