Sussex Clubs for Young People
Are you looking for a trustee role where you can make a difference to the lives of young people in your area? Have you got skills in marketing, governance, HR or finance? Can you offer 8-10 hours a month? If so, we're keen to hear from you.
Youth groups can play a vital role in a young person's development. They provide life skills, character development, opportunities, social interaction, support, encouragement and much more. They are particularly important to young people experiencing social and economic disadvantage and to those who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, getting involved in gangs or county lines drug networks.
Sussex Clubs for Young People believes every community should offer a safe space for every young person. Somewhere they can belong, be involved, enjoy and achieve.
We are a charity offering vibrant, inclusive and empowering youth clubs and activities across Sussex with our own youth workers and we support a membership of over 140 youth clubs and organisations. Through our work we impact the lives of over 10,000 young people every week.
We are an ambitious charity and have grown rapidly in the last four years. Our current turnover is £400k a year and we employ a staff team of 26 people.
The charity is governed by a board of trustees. Currently we have seven trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds. We are now looking for a further three trustees with skills and experience in either marketing, governance, HR, or finance.
As a trustee you will be involved in:
- Developing strategy
- Monitoring implementation.
- Overseeing the work of the CEO and acting as a critical friend.
- Sharing your specialist knowledge with the rest of the board and the staff team.
We meet about six times a year and there are opportunities to be involved between these meetings and to visit some of our activities with young people.
Interested? Please click the REGISTER YOUR INTEREST button and we'll get in touch to arrange an informal chat with our Chair and CEO so you can find out more.
We are looking for people who can offer skills and experience in marketing, governance, HR, or finance.
You don't need to have been a trustee before - we offer training and ongoing development.
You should be able to:
- Think strategically and creatively.
- Exercise good judgement
- Work as part of a team, while being willing to speak your mind.
Of course, we expect you to have an interest in young people and their development. But you don't need to have worked in this field yourself.
- This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the lives of thousands of young people in Sussex.
- You will also have the chance to make new contacts and expand your networks across the county.
- Being a trustee is an excellent personal and professional development opportunity.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||The board meets every two months on Wednesday mornings. During the COVID restrictions we are meeting by Zoom. As this has worked so well, we plan to continue using Zoom alongside the face to face meeting in the longer term - so those that have difficulty getting to Worthing can still join the meetings. In addition to board meetings, trustees get involved in other activity at times which fit around their other commitments. The average time commitment is about 8-10 hours a month.|
Where does this role take place?
Maybridge Keystone Centre
- Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- No specific interest
- Young People
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer
- This role is adaptable for different abilities