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The Way Youth Zone
WV3 0NR, Wolverhampton
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

The Way Youth Zone is a youth-led, open access, universal state of the art space for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with a disability) located centrally in the vibrant and diverse city of Wolverhampton.

We are looking for a new Chair to lead and support us in this exciting next phase of the Way’s development.

What will you be doing?

The role of Chair is a stimulating and challenging role that will call on your strategic and interpersonal skills.

It provides an opportunity to work alongside an experienced and diverse team of Trustees and senior management in a rapidly changing environment to make a real difference to the young people of Wolverhampton.

The Chair provides leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees to enable the Board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, as well as oversight and scrutiny of the charity’s operations.

The role is not remunerated. However, reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the role will be repaid.

Time Commitment

  • The Board meet 6 times a year for 2 hours in the evening (5pm -7pm).
  • One to one meetings with the CEO every month, ideally twice a month. These can be done remotely.
  • Ad hoc communication outside of formal meetings.
  • Annual Board Development Day.
  • Ideally the Chair will support on at least one sub-committee (3/4 meetings a year)
  • Ideally you will be able to represent The Way Youth Zone within the community including at events once or twice a year.
  • The Chair is encouraged to get to know our young people by joining them on a session.

What are we looking for?

The new Chair will bring their passion and commitment to the young people of Wolverhampton. Your skills and experience will help us to empower young people and support them to raise their aspirations.

We are interested in an individual who brings the following:

  • Ideally the Chair will be local and have networks in Wolverhampton.
  • Have commitment to the mission, values and DNA of the Youth Zone.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate a team.
  • Show willingness to devote the necessary time and effort for the role.
  • Strong inter-personal, networking and relationship building abilities.
  • Previous Board experience, either within a charity or in a corporate setting.
  • Entrepreneurial/business skills.

We warmly welcome candidates from a range of cultures, backgrounds, contexts, ages and experience. We strongly value the contribution that people with these characteristics will bring to our Board discussions.

What difference will you make?

The role of the Chair is key to ensuring that The Way continues to thrive, meeting the needs and aspirations of thousands of young people. We are a truly positive and diverse organisation that welcomes all young people. Each young person’s background culture and identity is valued. The Way is a place where all young people can flourish. The facilities and opportunities encourage participation, enjoyment, well-being, resilience, and aspiration.

Staff, volunteers, and Trustees are valued and flourish too. You can bring your skills, time, and experience and have a positive impact for the City’s young people.

Before you apply

Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting us with our Chair recruitment. Please send a CV/LinkedIn profile and a cover letter in which you include why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience would add value to The Way. If you have any questions or require any assistance submitting your application please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team.

Deadline for applications is Friday 17th May.

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