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Chair of the UK Youth Board of Trustees

Chair of the UK Youth Board of Trustees

UK Youth are seeking a credible and engaged senior leader to lead our motivated and collaborative board. This individual will work with a recently appointed CEO to lead the organisation through a period of increased impact and growth.

About UK Youth

A dynamic, growing and successful charity, UK Youth sits at the heart of a UK wide movement of 5,500 national, regional and local youth organisations, who collectively reach 1.6 million young people. Together we deliver innovative Youth services, grow effective practice and campaign to increase support for youth work. Our services are open to all 9-25 year olds and 86% of the young people directly engaging with our work, face personal barriers or live in some of the most underserved areas of the UK.

To find more about us please click here

About the role

You will bring experience of serving on or convening high performing boards; experience of strategic leadership at senior level and some understanding of either the charity youth sector or the policy issues that affect it. You will be energised to bring fresh thinking and new networks to the work of the organisation. Critically you will be motivated by the vision and mission of UK Youth and be committed to living our values.

UK Youth is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

How to Apply

For more information about the organisation and this important opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please find the appointment brief below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jess Stockford or Camille Revuelta at Prospectus on 0203 479 5405 or via email at or

Deadline for applications: Sunday 5 April 2020 at midnight
Interviews with Prospectus: w/c 20 April
Final Panel Interviews with UK Youth: w/c 4 May or w/c 11 May

Additional Information

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data protection privacy notice (recruitment) which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

Job Location
London, some travel is required across the UK, London, some travel maybe required across the UK, London, UK
Date posted
February 28, 2020
Valid through
April 5, 2020
Job Description & Person Specification

Position: Chair of the UK Youth Board of Trustees

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Wishing you luck with your application to join UK Youth

Kind regards,
Deborah Woolf
Head of People | UK Youth
M: 07718423686 | T: 020 3137 3812