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20 July 2021

The vision for YMCA St Paul’s Group is to help young people thrive and communities flourish. In pursuit of this vision, we are a leading provider of specialist support accommodation to Young and vulnerable people across London and beyond. Alongside over 1,200 units of accommodation we also provide a wide range of children’s, youth and health and wellbeing services in the communities we serve.

We are always looking for Board and committee members to help lead the Charity and deliver positive outcomes for those we serve. By applying your strategic skills and experience, gained either on a board or working at a senior level, you will provide the challenge and support necessary to ensure that we can continue to positively impact the lives of thousands of people across London and beyond.

An enquiry pack of information, including an introduction to the charity, impact, governance structures and the role of a committee member can be found on our website, via the following downloads:
Board and Committee Enquiry Pack
Board and Committee Role Description
YMCA St. Paul’s Group Strategic Plan 2021-24

To understand and reflect the diversity of our customers and staff, we also welcome applications from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and people of lived experiences of social housing.
We are particularly looking for people with experience in the following areas:

Trustee recruitment priorities

  • Housing management – with senior housing management or operations experience in the social housing sector.
  • Community Services – experience in provision of either health and wellbeing, early years or youth services
  • Chair of People & Governance Committee – with experience of leading people and/or governance in a regulated environment.
  • Chair of Audit & Risk Committee – qualified accountant, ideally with housing finance director of other senior experience. To take up the Chair of Audit & Risk when the current postholder retires from office.

Committee recruitment priorities

  • Human resources – with experience of leading and managing people and/or organisational development.
  • Audit & risk – experience of risk, assurance and good governance.
  • Asset management – a property professional, ideally with a background in housing or community buildings.
  • Health, wellbeing & community work – experience of developing, monitoring or reporting on service user experiences and health outcomes for communities.
  • Youth – experience of leading and inspiring young people to make a difference.
  • Community Services – experience in provision of either health and wellbeing or early years services.

Independent Chair of Safeguarding Panel

  • Safeguarding – with professional experience of stewarding and supervising safeguarding for vulnerable adults and/or children.

For an informal discussion please either complete this form or email David Martin (Head of Governance) on DavidMartin@ymcaspg.org