You probably will have heard of YMCA, the largest and oldest youth charity in the world, but you may not have heard about us. YMCA DownsLink Group is a grouping of local YMCAs who provide support to young people across Sussex and Surrey. Our work covers a wide range of areas including accommodation, general advice, sexual exploitation, mental health, housing advice, childcare, counselling, mentoring and apprenticeships.
We are committed to transforming local communities across Sussex and Surrey so that all young people and families can belong, contribute and thrive. Each year we offer more than a 1,000 young people, at risk of homelessness somewhere safe to live where they can develop the skills and confidence to go on to independent living. Annually, we provide over 6,000 children and families counselling and emotional wellbeing support. last year we provided youth work support to over 3,000 young people across the communities we work in.
We are seeking to recruit at least two new Trustees to join our Board and bring wise governance and strategic guidance to our work. In particular, we are looking for people who have a leadership background in the following domains: safeguarding, health, fundraising, IT / Digital and Legal.
Drawing on its long Christian heritage, our charity seeks to welcome, support and inspire everybody it works with - young people, staff and volunteers of any faith and none. Our board sustains YMCA DLG's Christian foundation and all applicants for the role of trustee are required to demonstrate an active Christian faith as part of the selection process.
For further information, including details of how to apply, please see our website for a Trustee Application Pack. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th. September 2020.
As part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines, we only accept applications completed on our application form. Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting paper copies of forms and are currently only accepting application forms submitted by email.
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Dis
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