Lead Safeguarding Trustee

  • Job Reference: 00000493-1
  • Date posted: 9 September 2021
  • Recruiter: YoungMinds
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: The position is unpaid but reasonable expenses may be claimed
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Mental Health, Volunteer
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Do you have a passion for improving the mental health of young people and commitment to empowering young people to be part of the change they want to see? YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We are seeking a trustee with a heartfelt affinity for our cause and proven safeguarding expertise to join our Board of Trustees. 

What will you be doing? 

Our trustees are vital volunteers working together to steer the charity to meet the needs of young people.  They work alongside our CEO and Senior Leadership Team and empower them to take responsibility for delivering our You Matter Strategy and the day-to-day running of the charity but have a vital responsibility for the charity’s success or failure. Trustees oversee everything a charity does, from setting its strategy to being responsible for its work and finances. 

The pandemic has meant that we have never been needed more and must ensure that young people are able to get the support they need and deserve.  We have a clear purpose and strategy to continue to grow significantly in our reach and impact, scaling this further into the future.  As a result, we are looking to build our Board with new skills and experience to support this, looking to appoint 4 further trustees to complement the current Board of 8 trustees.  We are recruiting for a permanent Chair, 2 other trustees and a Lead Safeguarding trustee as our current lead steps down.

The safety of the young people we work with, and of our staff and volunteers, is of critical importance and whilst safeguarding is a key governance priority for all trustees, the Board appoints a Lead Safeguarding trustee to oversee our safeguarding work and support our staff.  This role sits on our People & Governance Committee and supports the Board to fulfil their statutory duties on safeguarding as well as ensuring all have a clear understanding of what this means in terms of YoungMinds’ practice in keeping people safe. This responsibility of this role sits in addition to wider trustee responsibilities and therefore we are seeking someone able to commit to an anticipated 8 to 12 days a year to support this.

Candidate pack

To find out more about the role please download the candidate pack below.

Lead Safeguarding Trustee candidate pack

How to Apply

Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to Young Mind's webpage where you will be given the list of documents to attach in your application.

Should you have any questions about the role please email the recruitment team at Young Minds.

Close date for applications is 9am on Monday 4 October.

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