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Trustee - Board of Trustees (Voluntary Role) - Remote

POSTED ON 10 Jun 2024
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We’re looking for new Trustees

YHA is a social enterprise charity with a 94-year history of increasing access to travel and adventure. We serve almost a million beneficiaries every year — priding ourselves on the particular impact we have on young people. We’re a big, friendly organisation with huge heart and great purpose.

Join us as a Trustee to help steer the strategy of a leading charity making a vital contribution to society.

What you’ll get from joining our Board

  • the opportunity to contribute to the success of a national charity
  • the chance to use your strategic knowledge to make a lasting impact
  • a full induction and membership of an inclusive, welcoming Board

“YHA gives young people the opportunity to have adventures, to meet other people, to really get to know themselves, and to get to know others and the environment in which they live. It’s a wonderful safe space in which you can really discover things and start to think about how you want to live as a person and make your contribution.”

Graham Turnock, current YHA Trustee

Share our values?
Help shape our future.

We’re looking for candidates who fully support our charitable objective. As a Trustee, you will have a focus on increasing access to adventure for all — but especially young people — and act as an ambassador for YHA.

We’re looking for people who have the skills and experience to guide the strategic direction of the whole organisation whilst supporting the executive team. If you have the vision, enthusiasm and communication skills needed to influence Board decisions, we want to hear from you.

Diversity makes us a stronger organisation, which is why we’re interested in who you are. Your lived experiences and your values are as important as your professional achievements.

To reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and would particularly like to encourage applications from certain groups who are likely to be underrepresented in our organisation.

These include:

  • people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds
  • young people
  • people who are disabled or neurodivergent
  • people without academic qualification
  • people who are LGBTQIA+

Each year, we review the areas of expertise we seek to add to our Board. This year, we are particularly looking to broaden the Trustee skill base by attracting, so far as possible, candidates who can additionally contribute in one or more of the following areas:

  • experience in the hospitality, leisure, commercial or tourism sectors — particularly if you have helped shape or manage the organisation’s approach
  • strategic property experience gained within a multi-site environment inclusive of historic, residential, commercial, industrial or land real estate
  • strategic IT, cyber security and data protection experience

You don’t need to have all these attributes to apply. We welcome applications from candidates who have relevant work and life experiences and have the passion to make a difference with YHA.

To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of our shortlisting process, we kindly ask all candidates to remove any personal details that identify you, such as name and contact details, from your CV before submission. This ensures a fair and unbiased evaluation of all applications.

Application deadline: 9am on 19 July 2024

To read more about this opportunity please download our application pack at

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Please note the Trustee Recruitment Pack is also available in Welsh.

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Trustee - Board of Trustees (Voluntary Role) - Remote


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Voluntary Role

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