It is an exciting time for YMCA Port Talbot and we are looking for new Trustees to guide us through this next phase of our development.
About YMCA Port Talbot
YMCA Port Talbot is a charitable organisation that has been very much at the heart of our community since it was formed in 1898. The work we carry out has changed considerably over the years, but our aims remain the same: to provide a safe and stable environment, with excellent facilities, and to offer a wide range of youth and adult activities and services that can be accessed by the local population.
About the role
Charity Trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run.
Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these. Being responsible, with the chief executive and other trustees, for the charity’s performance and culture.
They also ensure the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. Trustees also act as guardians of the charity’s assets by taking due care of their security and proper use.
The Board also ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. In addition to statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involves scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.
What are we looking for?
Your skills and experience will contribute to our committed Board, and guide us as we expand our services to run a new health and community hub for the people of Port Talbot.
We are particularly interested in applications from people with the following skills/experience:
- Marketing and Social Media Legal Accountancy Auditing Finance
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and we would especially welcome applicants who are female, are younger, or are from minoritized communities. These characteristics are all currently under-represented on our Board.
There are 10-11 board meetings a year, which last 2 hours. Board meetings are currently held remotely on Zoom.
How to apply
Reach Volunteering are supporting YMCA Port Talbot with their Board recruitment.
Please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation and how your skills would add value to the Board. Please apply by following the link provided.
For an informal chat with YMCA Port Talbot, please contact the Reach TrusteeWorks team who will be able to arrange this on your behalf.