1. Young Minds Matter

Safeguarding Trustee


Young Minds Matter is an exciting, young, expanding registered mental health charity for young people that provides free mentoring to local Secondary and Primary school students. We are looking for a Safeguarding Trustee to join our Board.

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Who we are

We provide free mentoring to young people in secondary schools across Warwickshire.

The role

We want to use this selection process to broaden the range of experience and perspectives represented on our Board, to bring new skills and networks and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and those with lived experience. We embrace inclusivity, diversity and equality and we are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views.

Like all charities, we have a Board of Trustees who have ultimate legal responsibility for all aspects of the operation and governance of the organisation. In addition to these responsibilities, we are looking to recruit people with specific skills and experience in Safeguarding. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

At least five years experience in a senior safeguarding role

Understanding and experience of of safeguarding children and young people within the school environment

successfully working within a team at leadership level

There is huge demand for our services which we provide free of charge for students. Young people are struggling more than ever, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown and school closures. All too often they cannot access the support that they need either from their school or from other providers. We want to expand our service as much as possible for these young people, and we need people who can help us achieve this. Trustees play an integral role in the direction of the charity, and dedicated trustees will help us to provide more free mentoring for more students across Warwickshire, in more schools.

YMM provides the opportunity for trustees to be involved in an accessible service that is highly in demand for young people. By being an effective board member for YMM, you will be helping to support young people across Warwickshire to access help that they desperately need but might not otherwise be able to access due to lack of provision in schools.

Ideally, we would like to broaden our catchment across the Midlands and beyond, as we believe no young person should be without support due to financial constraints. We have a very close knit, passionate and supportive team who work together to achieve the vision and values of the charity. Working for YMM is incredibly fulfilling, rewarding, and most importantly, helps young people.

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