28th July, 2016

YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) was formed two years ago with a vision to be an inclusive Christian movement transforming communities in Surrey and Sussex so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive. As part of our strategic planning, we are looking for new trustees to join the Board.


About Us
YMCA DownsLink Group is one of the largest YMCAs in the country serving many communities in the south east across Surrey and Sussex. With a turnover in the region of £11m and a staff team of 550, including 150 volunteers, we provide a range of services (including accommodation, health and well being, family work, training, education and vocational support) which directly benefit around 7000 young people.

We have arrived at a new chapter for YMCA DLG, one we have defined in our 2020 Vision: Youth Minded Community Approach, to extend our impact and reach over the next four years to transform more young lives. To help us achieve our vision we have a Board of Trustees committed to providing strategic direction and a sound and robust system of governance.


The Role
Working closely with the Executive Team, the Board sets and maintains the vision and mission and develops the strategy for the organisation.

The Board has regular meetings in different locations across the area. Trustees are also expected to make occasional visits to projects across Surrey and Sussex.

The positions are unpaid but reasonable expenses will be paid.


The Trustee
We are seeking new trustees who have relevant skills and experience and in particular in areas of housing, safeguarding, business and finance. We welcome interest from people from a range of different backgrounds.

This is a great opportunity to be part of something very important, supporting our work with young people and local communities across Surrey and Sussex.

As part of our vision of being an inclusive Christian movement we ask trustees to demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian faith.


Further Information
The closing date for applications is Monday 5th September 2016. If successful you will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

For more information you can download the Trustee Recruitment Information Pack here

For an informal and confidential discussion please contact Fiona Hall, Head of HR and Communications, on 01273 222550/557.


How to apply
To apply for this position please provide an up to date resume with a short explanation as to why you are interested in working with us as a trustee to Fiona Hall at fiona.hall@ymcadlg.org:


YMCA DownsLink Group requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).