Trustees - YMCA DownsLink Group


At YMCA DownsLink Group, our mission is clear – to help children and young people have a fair chance to be who they want to be.

We do this by providing a safe home, increasing life skills and self-confidence, and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Our work has a particular focus on the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk . We are committed to transforming local communities across Sussex and Surrey so that all young people and families can belong, contribute and thrive.

We offer support in three service areas:

  • housing provision and tenancy support,
  • advice, guidance and support
  • emotional wellbeing and specialist mental health support.

In 2022/23 our services reached over 9,000 children, young people and residents.

With the world changing faster than ever before, we are committed to achieving better outcomes for more children and young people, whilst also consolidating and optimising our resources for the future.

About the roles

As we continue to focus on supporting positive change for children and young people, we seek two new Trustees to join us and actively contribute to this stage of our journey.

Bringing your expertise and values that align to our own you’ll be energised by our strategic priorities of delivering psychologically informed services, amplifying youth voice and leadership and continuing to ensure we are a great place to work.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for two trustees; one who brings experience in a regulated housing environment and the other who is a strategic finance professional and financially qualified.

Alongside your professional expertise, you will be committed to ensuring children and young people’s voices and experiences help us in decision-making at all levels, are committed to learning, will ensure we continue to be an effective and financially sustainable organisation and are equitable, diverse and inclusive.

We welcome people of all faiths and those of none, although applicants must be prepared to respect and promote the founding Christian principles of the organisation.

How to Apply

YMCA DownsLink Group is being supported by Peridot Partners 

To view the Trustees Application Pack and details on how to apply CLICK HERE

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Clare Chesworth | [email protected] | 07904 158737

Philippa Fabry | [email protected] | 07772 902071


Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 3rd June 2024
First Stage Interviews: w/c Monday 10th June 2024
Second Stage Interviews: w/c Monday 17th June 2024


Further Information

An inclusive workplace – We appreciate the rich diversity of our staff and seek to create a culture where everyone develops and fulfils their potential. We recognise the immense value of different perspectives brought by those with varied backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences. As such, YMCA DownsLink Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

Accessibility – If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Peridot Partners: Clare Chesworth | [email protected] | 07904 158737 and Philippa Fabry | [email protected] | 07772 902071

YMCA DownsLink Group requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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