Trustee for Youth Work and Safeguarding

Children and young people | Children | Education and literacy | Families | Youth | Health and social care | Drugs and addictions | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Education and literacy | Faith based | Homelessness and housing | LGBT | Offenders and ex offenders | Race and ethnicity | Refugees | Women | Social justice and democracy | Employment | Sports | Community sports | Sports coaching

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Location: Holy Trinity Church, 1a Headstone Drive, Harrow, HA3 5QX (see map)

Travel: Harrow & Wealdstone station. The Wealdstone Centre bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Working with the Board to help develop the strategy, grow the Impact and extend the reach of the charity.
  • Working with the CEO and amazing team of youth workers to enhance impacting youth work
  • Support the Safeguarding Officer to ensure we work at the highest level of safeguarding for young people, staff and volunteers.
Engaging, Empowering and Transforming Lives!

Engaging, Empowering and Transforming Lives!

What impact will this have?

  • At the board meetings and strategic meetings you will bring the Youth Worker perspective
  • As we are working with young people who are at high risk you will keep safeguarding at the top of our priorities for our policies and our practice
  • As the foremost provider of work with disengaged young people in Harrow we feel we have the potential to build on our experience. You will bring ambition and ideas for our organisation to reach more young people who need to know us!
  • You will be involved in setting and reviewing the strategic direction of Ignite

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We ask for an initial commitment of two years from Board members.
  • We have 6 evening meetings per year and ask for an additional 4 hours per month on average. Although some trustees are keen to be more involved.

What else do I need to know?

  • We believe in collaborative working and have good relations with many other organisations, including Harrow Council, high schools and colleges, third sector organisations and Young Harrow Foundation.
  • We are a Christian led charity. Faith based but not faith biased.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Youth work and Safeguarding qualifications and or extensive experience especially with marginalised young people.
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • Social media

Training

  • Our trustees are encouraged to join in team meetings when they can.
  • We like trustees to get to know the team and to visit projects. This will be essential for this role.
  • We have access to a wide selection of training opportunities around Governance, Safeguarding and Charities

Location

Holy Trinity Church, 1a Headstone Drive, Harrow, HA3 5QX

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