Jobs Board

Trustees

Organisation Map
Location Norwich
Website Visit organisation website
Contract type Voluntary
Salary Voluntary role, reasonable expenses provided e.g travel
Hours For details of time commitment please see the body of the advert
Date posted 7 October 2021
Closing date 1 November 2021

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people.

Time commitment:        

  • Minimum attendance at 4 Board meetings per annum which take place on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. plus an annual Trustee Away Day
  • Mandatory training in safeguarding
  • Attendance at sub-group meetings and additional away days if additional duties are taken on e.g. Trustee safeguarding lead or finance lead

MAP supports thousands of young people in Norfolk each year by providing free and independent advice, counselling and youth work. We have a team of around 100 staff and volunteers who are committed and passionate about providing these essential services.  We are looking for individuals to join our Trustee Board to assist us with the strategic direction of the project going forward.

We’re seeking a diverse range of applications to reflect our work with a diverse range of young people. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We would like to hear from you if…

You want to support our mission and become a Trustee, especially if you have a particular interest in getting involved in areas such as safeguarding, education and health & safety or have a clinical background.

Prior experience of being a Trustee for a charity is not required as you will be provided with training, support and mentoring to develop your understanding of what being a Trustee means. You will need to be interested in attending meetings, considering reports and other papers.

If you are aged 16-25 and want to contribute your knowledge and lived experience to MAP we are very interested as we are looking to represent young people on our board in order to make decisions that are centred on their needs.

Our commitment to you…

You’ll be joining a team of six trustees, each with their own interests and expertise for you to learn from and engage with. We’re looking for fresh perspectives and new ideas to bring to the board; we will listen to your ideas and enable you to be involved in developing MAP as a service provider.  Whether you’re a young person yourself who wouldn’t think of themselves as a trustee, you work in completely different sector, or just haven’t thought about being a trustee before, we’d love to hear from you.

The role of Trustee…

You’ll be overseeing and directing our strategic plans and helping us to meet our objectives and obligations. As a charity, we’re passionate about our values, which we’d hope you would be too.

These are:

  • Being Young Person-Centred
  • Valuing Each Individual
  • Being Professional
  • Working for Social Justice

It’s our mission to help all young people in Norfolk know what it is to be valued, and to ensure they have access to all the support and information to make a successful transition into adulthood. The role of Trustee is integral to this mission, and the knowledge, experiences and insight you could bring can make a huge difference to lives of young people in Norfolk now.

Eligibility…

The role of Trustee is overseen by The Charity Commission. In 2018, the Commission updated their guidelines on what might disqualify a person from becoming a Trustee. To find out more, click here to view the Government’s guide for individuals.

I’m interested, what are the next steps…

If you think you have the time, passion and enthusiasm to join us on our journey, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like an informal chat about the role please email: HR@map.uk.net who will answer any initial questions or put you in touch with Dan Mobbs, Chief Executive for any specific questions or for a fuller overview of what being a Trustee means.

How to apply

Please visit our website at https://www.map.uk.net/ for a recruitment pack and details of how to apply.

Closing date:                      9am 1st November 2021