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Volunteer Safeguarding Trustee

Young Minds Matter


Posted over 30 days ago...

Young Minds Matter is an exciting, young, expanding registered mental health charity for young people that provides free mentoring to local Secondary and Primary school students. 


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Stratford-upon-Avon, CV377JP

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a Safeguarding Trustee to join our Board  who has significant experience in safeguarding young people within an institutional setting such as a school. Our services are highly valued in the community and there is a huge demand for our services.  We want to use this selection process to broaden the range of experience and perspectives represented on our Board, to bring new skills and networks and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and those with lived experience. We embrace inclusivity, diversity and equality and we are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views. Like all charities, we have a Board of Trustees who have ultimate legal responsibility for all aspects of the operation and governance of the organisation. In addition to these responsibilities, we are looking to recruit people with specific skills and experience in Safeguarding. 

What are we looking for?

At least five years experience in a senior safeguarding role Understanding and experience of of safeguarding children and young people within the school environment successfully working within a team at leadership level

What difference will you make?

There is huge demand for our services which we provide free of charge for students. Young people are struggling more than ever, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown and school closures. All too often they cannot access the support that they need either from their school or from other providers. We want to expand our service as much as possible for these young people, and we need people who can help us achieve this. Trustees play an integral role in the direction of the charity, and dedicated trustees will help us to provide more free mentoring for more students across Warwickshire, in more schools. YMM provides the opportunity for trustees to be involved in an accessible service that is highly in demand for young people. By being an effective board member for YMM, you will be helping to support young people across Warwickshire to  access help that they desperately need but might not otherwise be able to access due to lack of provision in schools.  Ideally, we would like to broaden our catchment across the Midlands and beyond, as we believe no young person should be without support due to financial constraints. We have a very close knit, passionate and supportive team who work together to achieve the vision and values of the charity. Working for YMM is incredibly fulfilling, rewarding, and most importantly, helps young people.


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