Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Youth Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of the Isle of Wight’s largest independent provider of youth mental health services. We are seeking a qualified accountant, or equivalent, to join our Board and our Finance & HR Sub-Committee.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The Youth Trust is the leading independent provider of youth mental health services on the Isle of Wight, providing support to over 1,000 children and young people (aged 4-25) each year. We are committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people on our island.

We are a user-led, needs-led charity that is flexible to respond to young people’s changing needs and we are willing to innovate in order to do this.
The increasing recognition of the mental health issues faced by young people and the need to support our young Islanders mean that our work is constantly evolving. The Trust is experiencing an exciting period of growth in the range of services offered and how they are delivered.

The current Board comprises individuals, with experience ranging from mental health, HR, law, finance, property, and academia.

We value diversity and equality and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, including those aged under the age of 30. We acknowledge that discrimination does take place in society and are committed to taking positive action to ensure that we promote equality of opportunity for all and respect and encourage diversity. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, parental or marital status and age.

Location: Isle of Wight

Position: Part time, c 4-6 hours per month on average

Salary: Voluntary, travel expenses can be covered


Application deadline: Friday, 13th November 2020

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual who is looking to use their skills for the benefit of children and young people. 

This is a voluntary post although travel expenses can be covered

You will have:

· knowledge and experience of budgeting and reporting.

· A good knowledge and experience of accounting, with charity accounting desirable.

In addition we are looking for the following important personal qualities:

· an understanding and/or interest in the challenges that children and young people face, particularly in mental health.

· a commitment to teamwork and consensus building, without being afraid to critically challenge or question – striving for the best rather than “good enough”.

· a passion for social change and a commitment to principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Crucially, the successful candidate will be excited about the opportunity to effect lasting change for children and young people on the Isle of Wight.

Crucially, the successful candidate will be excited about the opportunity to effect lasting change for children and young people on the Isle of Wight.

To apply

Interested candidates should visit for full role description and details on how to submit a CV and Supporting Statement.

Supporting documents

  • Isle-of-Wight-Youth-Trust-Finance-Trustee-October-2020-FINAL-V-1.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

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