Trustees – (Unpaid role) – Granton Youth (GY)

As part of our succession planning, we are seeking to have new Board members to work alongside our existing board in supporting the work of Granton Youth.

Becoming a Trustee can help develop transferable skills that can support career opportunities such as leadership, strategic planning and communication skills.

We are particularly interested in applications from those with a background in leading a charity or other organisation and/or would like to have the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

Who we are looking for:

· Those who want to help build the aspirations of local young people, and their families, to promote a more inclusive community.

· Want to support our work to provide a safe environment for young people in North Edinburgh to explore relevant health, emotional, social and economic issues.

· To Increase participation and social responsibility amongst local young people and their families and reduce social isolation.

· People who have an interest in the development of young people in marginalised communities.

As a registered charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Granton Youth trustees have responsibility for the effective governance of the organisation. They are responsible for the legal, financial and organisational overview of the organisation. The board supports a full time Manager who has day-to-day operational responsibility for the charity. GY has a clear strategy that underpins our work. The board includes people from across all sectors who bring their skills and experience to the role.

Granton Youth is guided by the legislation and good practice provided by OSCR.

The Board meets every 8 weeks or, as and, when required. Meetings are a mix of virtual and face to face. Meetings last approximately one hour to one and a half hours.

Application Notes;

· Successful applicants will require to undertake an PVG application process before taking up role – the charity will pay for associated costs and process applications.

· An application form can be downloaded via GY New Director application form.docx ( For an informal chat get in touch with our Chair of Board of Trustees; David Macnab either via e mail or call 07973321970 quoting ref ‘GY Board’