Who we are
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is an independent charity, dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young Islanders and their families. We provide support to over a thousand children and young people every year.
Are you willing to commit some of your time, energy and experience to help us support young people on
the Isle of Wight? Do you want to help improve their resilience, well-being and mental health to set them
up for success in the future? Join us and you’ll be helping our skilled and enthusiastic people in their work, amplifying the voice of
young islanders, and bringing much needed support to the parents and young people who rely on our
Our existing trustees have a variety of backgrounds across the private and public sector, including skills in Finance, Governance, HR, Marketing and Mental Health Services. We are currently recruiting for 6 more Trustees from a variety of backgrounds. Their appointment will be phased over the coming 2 years to attract the widest possible field, and manage future Board succession. We are open to applications from people who have the commitment and skills we seek, but may not have capacity for the role until later next year.
Our aim to bring together a Board diverse in ideas, in background, in experience, in outlook and in the
views they express. We work very closely with the Senior Management Team, supporting them but also
challenging them. We want to encourage robust debate around the Board table to significantly expand the
reach and impact of the Youth Trust on the Isle of Wight.
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