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Volunteer Board Members needed to join our joint board

YMCA Cardiff


Posted over 30 days ago...

YMCA Cardiff Group Here for young people.  Here for communities.  Here for you.


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Cardiff, CF24 3AG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Group, currently comprised of Cardiff YMCA Housing Association and Cardiff YMCA Ltd, is a registered social landlord and a registered charity. Established in 1852 and initially one organisation, the entity separated for legal and practical reasons, and this was the right approach for several years. However last year, both boards agreed on a merger, as we look to be fit for purpose for the future of our service users. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are underrepresented on our Board and are particularly encouraged to apply.  The role is voluntary (we pay out-of-pocket expenses) and will require attendance at 4-6 Board meetings and 4-6 sub-committee meetings a year. Previous trustee experience is not essential, and the Board will provide support to new trustees entering the role, to ensure they feel comfortable and confident in the position. This is an exciting time for the YMCA as we look to complete the merger this financial year and sign off on our new unified strategic plan.

What are we looking for?

We currently have vacancies on our Board of Management and especially welcome applications from people who could fulfil one or more of these skillsets:

Housing & Homelessness Youth & Community Work Finance Marketing & Fundraising Law & Governance Social enterprise Lived experiences aligned to the work of the YMCA

Our values: Because we CARE and have COMPASSION we want to make a DIFFERENCE.  Our aim is to EMPOWER and SUPPORT people. We do this with RESPECT and EMPATHY, mindful of the EQUALITY of all.

What difference will you make?

In the heart of the city, YMCA Cardiff is a beacon of hope, dedicated to transforming lives. Our mission is simple, yet profound: to reach those in need and provide them with a helping hand, a safe place, and a sense of belonging. We're here for young people, our community and those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Our services are tailored to the unique challenges being faced by our beneficiaries and include supported housing and projects aimed at breaking the cycle of revolving door homelessness as well as dedicated youth programmes such as young carers projects, healthy relationship programmes, mentoring and youth clubs. At YMCA Cardiff, our work yields life-changing impacts. We empower young people to overcome adversity, instilling in them the skills and confidence to thrive whilst our housing support provides a secure foundation for those facing homelessness, enabling them to rebuild their lives. Join us in our mission to create lasting, meaningful change in Cardiff. Join our Board of Trustees, and together, we can provide hope, opportunity, and a brighter future for our beneficiaries and our community.


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