Are you 'Board'?

Are you looking to do something rewarding, important and fun?
Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people in Somerset?
Can you demonstrate the following values? Putting Young People First, Inspiring, Collaborating and Going Further
Do you enjoy the occasional free lunch?!

At Young Somerset, we are looking for regular human beings like you to support us as charity Trustees. People who want to make a difference to the young people in Somerset. We are a rapidly expanding financially healthy charity with over 100 staff, governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees and have vacancies on our Board.

If you’re interested in becoming a Trustee for Young Somerset, you might be asking yourself the following questions:

What will I do?

Our Trustees take part in dynamic Board Meetings, read and approve key policies, vote on crucial decisions which impact the lives of hundreds of young people, and support us in our ambitions to do more for young people in Somerset. To see the ways we support young people, please take a look at some of our case studies here.

How much time will I need to commit?

Trustees take part in four Full Board Meetings over the year, with occasional Sub-Committees as applicable. There is also one away day per year. Full Board Meetings last approximately two hours. There are reports from various teams, an update on our finances and engaging insights from our CEO. Outside of the meetings, there are times when Trustees review our updated policies and other documents. These are sent online, usually with a turnaround deadline of two weeks. We are respectful of the fact that many of our Trustees also have their own full-time jobs.

What can I offer?

A smiling face, willingness to meet the time requirements and a desire to learn more about Young Somerset. We have a wide range of skills and experience within our current members, however we would particularly welcome interest from those with experience in legal, digital, finance or mental health.

What’s in it for me?

It’s an opportunity to give back and feel good! Perhaps you have gained a wealth of experience that would benefit the work of our charity. Or maybe it’s an opportunity to support your professional development by learning new things. Take a look at our website to find out more about what we do: There’s also that free lunch we mentioned! ;)

What can I do next?

Watch our video to find out what it’s like to work for Young Somerset: Why Work for Young Somerset?

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Company Secretary, Victoria Trebilcock on 07483 094676 or email [email protected] or come along to one of our open events where you can meet our current Trustees and Senior Leadership Team*.

All Trustees will need to complete an enhanced DBS check to comply with our safer recruitment procedures.

  • Thursday 3 February, 2-3:30pm, Bold & Brave, 14 Riverside Place, St James Street Taunton, TA1 1JH
  • Monday 7 February, 7-8:30pm, Bold & Brave, 14 Riverside Place, St James Street Taunton, TA1 1JH

* Please contact Victoria to reserve a space.