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About the opportunity
YES is a small but well-established Bristol charity, looking for new trustees to join those currently on its Board. Each trustee is also a Director of the company.
The Youth Education Service (YES) received charitable status in 1974, as a charity whose primary purpose is to provide education, training, employment and community development initiatives for disadvantaged young people and adults. YES strives to tackle poverty and promote social cohesion by breaking down barriers to inclusion.
Detailed knowledge of the education sector is not necessary. What is essential is a passion for making a difference. We want to hear from different voices and to build a team of trustees with a wide variety of skills and experience, united in leading YES during a challenging period of development.
We are particularly interested in people with experience and expertise in the following areas:
- Policy development
- Strategy and Planning
- Accounting and finance
- Information Technology and data protection
- HR including volunteer management
- Community development
- Informal Education
- Equal opportunities and diversity
- Law, in particular understanding of charity regulatory frameworks/law
We usually have approximately 8 x 2 hour meetings a year. In addition to this there may be other meetings regarding specific issues/developments.
YES is a registered charity that provides informal learning opportunities for young people and adults.
We provide personalised learning opportunities for learners to improve their Literacy and Numeracy skills and to achieve Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications from Entry level 1 to Level 2. We also deliver a variety of courses aimed at increasing learners’ skills for work.
YES is passionate about reducing educational inequality and exclusion and we strive to reduce barriers to learning for the most vulnerable members of our community.
For more information about YES and this role please contact Fran Hughes, YES Co-ordinator on 0117 9739744 or email Fran@youtheducationservice.org.uk.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV and a covering letter to explain why you have applied to be a trustee with YES and what you feel you would bring to the organisation.
Deadline: Ongoing advert