Trustee 2021-22

Job Title: Trustee 2021-22
Contract Type: Contract
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: AUG20215198
Contact Name: Dawn Holden
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 10, 2021 13:39

Job Description

All applications must be received by 9am on 24th August 2021

Guide us on our Journey!

We are looking for three Trustees to join our Board in 2021.

YHA has successfully navigated the unprecedented challenges of the past year and remains at the forefront of efforts to aid the recovery of society. Our mission to enrich the lives of all — especially young people — through travel and adventure is more important than ever as we seek to reconnect people with each other, nature, the outdoors, culture and heritage. We provide brilliant hostel stays and experiences that improve physical health, mental wellbeing and life skills. 

Our strategy – Adventure. For the first time and a lifetime. – is an ambitions plan for the next 10 years. Our aim is to reach more people from a wider range of backgrounds, with a particular focus on young people, especially those with challenging lives. We are looking for three committed new members to join our professional and enthusiastic Board in informing and guiding the next stages of our journey.

Becoming a Trustee

This year, we are looking for people who have at least one the following attributes and experience:

  • under the age of 26
  • an understanding of Welsh policy and Welsh agenda
  • ACCA qualification or equivalent professional finance qualification

In addition, we would expect successful candidates to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • have vision, enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to influence Board decisions whilst challenging and supporting the executive team
  • have participated in Committees, Panels or Boards, understand how they function and the areas they discuss
  • fully support our charitable object and focus on young people. Trustees are ambassadors for YHA

YHA welcomes applications from all. We are striving to enhance the diversity of our Board.

This is a voluntary opportunity, however YHA pays Trustee expenses.

For more information about this rewarding voluntary opportunity and the application process please visit 

If you have any further questions please email:

Trustee Recruitment Process 2021

To ensure a fair and safe recruitment process only the following documents will be accepted:

  • a completed online application form with equal opportunities monitoring screening included
  • a completed ‘candidate statement’ (template can be provided by email or downloadable from our job's website and should be emailed to
  • a ‘conflict of interest’ statement (template can be provided by email or downloadable from our job’s website and should be emailed to
  • your CV — a maximum of two pages highlighting a short summary of skills and experience likely to be of value to YHA, education and qualifications, employment history, general interests and activities

All applications must be completed no later than 9am on Tuesday 24th August 2021 in order to be considered for shortlisting, incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed by Tuesday 1st September 2020.

If you have not heard by that date, your application has been unsuccessful. We are sorry but we are unable to provide individual feedback to candidates who are unsuccessful at this stage.

If you require any assistance in submitting your application or have any questions relating to the Trustee Recruitment process, please email:

All applications must be received by 9am on 24th August 2021

Please Note: to volunteer as a Trustee at YHA you must produce the correct ID for an enhanced DBS check. Successful applicants must produce a satisfactory enhanced DBS check before commencing in the role as Trustee. YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment.

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