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Voluntary Board Members Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2022


  • Advertised from 1st November 2022

Role

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project is a charity formed in 1997 and based in North West Edinburgh and with roots back in the local community to the early 1980s.

We offer open access clubs and groups, focussed intensive support and group work to children and young people age 5 - 18 years in an area of multiple deprivation.

Our work falls into 4 broad categories:

  • Open access youth and children’s work;
  • Targeted and referred support work to children and young people in need;
  • Promotion of good health and wellbeing;

Role:

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project is a charity formed in 1997 and based in North West Edinburgh. We provide a range of services for local children and young people, including youth and children’s clubs, group work programmes and 1:1 support.

We are looking for people who are dedicated and enthusiastic about supporting local children and young people. We offer a range of opportunities to represent PYCP at external events, meetings and training opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint new board members with specific skills to enhance our existing board membership. The successful candidates will have excellent knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Pensions
  • Fundraising
  • Law
  • HR

The successful candidates will be required to clearly demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of PYCP
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak one’s mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience of working and influencing at a strategic level
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and confidentiality

We welcome applications from all walks of life and very keen to hear from people who live within the local area.

Application notes

If you think you can attend 6 – 8 board meetings per year (currently on Zoom but will return to some face to face meetings in our project in Pilton in the future) then please send your CV to Debbie@pycp.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.

Volunteering for a charity like ours is such a worthwhile thing to do. Many of our own staff team volunteer for other charities as we all appreciate the work that trustees give.