• Freelance
  • London
  • December 6, 2019
  • Salary: £The role is un-remunerated but expenses are reimbursed.


Central YMCA

Are you passionate about the importance of education, training, health and wellbeing in 21st Century Britain?

A champion of learning as a viable and exciting alternative to the established academic norm?

Someone who believes that building positive, healthy relationships within your community provides the bedrock for a happy, healthy more fulfilled life?

If so, we’d like you to consider becoming our next Trustee…

We are looking for someone to join our Board who is committed to the values of Central YMCA and has a genuine interest in the work we do. This is an exciting role at a time of significant change that will give challenge and reward in equal measure.

About the charity

We are the first ever YMCA, with a history going back to 1844. Central YMCA is the founding Association of what quickly became a worldwide youth movement, now active in 119 countries with some 60 million members across the globe. As a global movement, we continue to reflect our founder’s vision to create a safe space, where people can learn, grow and live well without judgement. Our ambition is for every individual to thrive in body, mind and spirit, through imaginative and healthy activity, creative learning programmes and supportive social opportunities. Through our five operations, three of which are national, YMCA Awards; YMCAfit; YMCA Training; YMCA Club and One KX, we enable the personal and professional development of young people and those in need, within our local communities in London and across England.

About the role and you

Trustees collectively determine the overall strategy, and oversee the development of the Charity through good governance and resource planning. We are looking for applicants able to demonstrate the following key areas:

·        An affinity with Central YMCA values and purpose

·        Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level

·        Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

·        Commitment to supporting equality, inclusion and diversity in every aspect of the charity’s work

The Board currently meets eight times a year which includes an ‘Away Day’ to review and reassess our strategy. The role is un-remunerated but expenses are reimbursed and support and training provided to enable participation in all of the Board’s work.

How to apply

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact  If you would like an informal conversation, we would be pleased to arrange that.

For any individual who will be working, volunteering or freelancing with us, all recruitment and engagement processes will include safer recruitment checks (including referencing and an appropriate level of disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service).

We are passionate and committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities and welcome expressions of interest from all sections of society.

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