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Harry Twohig

17 August 2023

The Young Trustees Movement is in the process of recruiting new board members! Applications are now closed but we'll be sharing more soon on this journey and our reflections on the recruitment process.

We’re looking to appoint new members to our Board, with the successful candidates becoming the first Trustees of the movement. It’s a voluntary role responsible for ensuring the movement is working effectively towards its purpose. While it’s a voluntary role, expenses will be reimbursed and learning and development opportunities will be offered.

If you’re passionate about social justice and you’re aligned to our values and mission then keep reading for the full role description.


  • Information session for applicants: watch here
  • Deadline for applications: Sunday 17 September, 11:59pm: this deadline has now passed and we're in the process of short listing.
  • Interviews: Between 4 October and 9 October 2023
  • Induction for successful candidates: 18 November 2023, 10am - 4pm (TBC)
  • Start date: 1 January 2024


The Young Trustees Movement (YTM) is looking to appoint new members to its Board, with a view to these individuals becoming the first Trustees of the movement once it is formally registered with the Charity Commission. This is a voluntary role responsible for ensuring the movement is well run, financially sustainable, and working effectively towards its purpose. While this is a voluntary role, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed and learning and development opportunities will be offered. Appointed members will be appointed for either a two or three year term.

The Young Trustees Movement is made up of current and aspiring young trustees, employers and allies. We exist to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024. We value: intersectional diversity of perspectives, young people being safe and making informed choices, young people leading this movement, collaboration. Read more about our movement and values here.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who believe in our movement and values. We are committed to creating a movement that is representative of the change we want to see, that values and celebrates the power of diverse experience.


The Board, who will go on to become the founding Trustees of the movement once it is formally registered as a charity, have responsibility for ensuring the charity is well run, financially sustainable, and working effectively towards its charitable purpose.

In addition to the below statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, experiences or perspectives they have to help the Board reach sound decisions that are in the best interest of the charity. This will involve scrutinising board papers, participating fully in discussions, analysing key issues and providing advice and guidance to the staff team as required.

  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated purpose, as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy in collaboration with the CEO, staff team and wider movement.
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets.
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place.
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects and ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the CEO.



When appointing members of our Board, we will be appointing individuals who can offer complementary skills, experiences and perspectives in order to ensure that we have a balanced board who are best placed to support the movement into the future.

We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who have skills or experience in:

  • Advocacy, campaigning and influencing;
  • Fundraising, partnerships and/or business development;
  • Governance and/or charity law;
  • Financial management and/or accounting practices;
  • Policy development.

Please note that the above list is far from exhaustive, and we recognise that individuals who do have skills or experience outside of the above areas will still have useful perspectives, skills and experiences to contribute to the development of the movement.

We are keen to appoint an inter-generational Board who can offer a range of perspectives to the movement. We recognise the importance of diversity of thought and experience in informing the board’s decision making and so we actively encourage applications from all.


In order to apply, asked candidates to complete our short application form. As part of this application form, we asked a few short questions. To help you to prepare your application, you can find the questions here.

We also encourage applicants to complete our Diversity Monitoring Form here. This is voluntary and your responses will not be linked to your application. The form will only be used for monitoring and evaluation purposes to inform improving our recruitment practices.

We held an information session about the role on the 31st of August. You can watch a recording of the event here. You can also read a summary of the questions asked, here. During this event we went over the role, what’s involved and how to apply. This was an optional event to support you with the application process.

If you need a more accessible form of applying, or if you have any questions, then please do reach out to us at so we can chat that through with you.

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