Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation and youth work charity. For more than 20 years, we have been providing life-changing youth work experiences to young people aged 12-25 through youth work on the waves.

Whether you’re part of our office team or at sea with young people, your input could make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people from across Scotland.

Currently, we have vacancies on our Board of Trustees.

Vacancy: Trustees

Salary: N/A*

*This is a voluntary role and therefore there is no salary, however, volunteer expenses can be claimed.

Closing Date: 29th March 2024

OYT Scotland is an award-winning voluntary organisation and youth work charity. Our sailing voyages provide a uniquely powerful and effective environment for the personal development of young people from all backgrounds. Since 1999, we have supported more than 15,000 disadvantaged young people aged 12-25 through the unique experience of youth work on the waves.

As we approach our 25th anniversary, we are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees who will bring fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a willingness to help change the lives of young people from across Scotland.

To keep us sailing in the right direction, we are looking for applicants with experience in the following fields:

  • Law
  • Fundraising
  • Corporate PR/Marketing
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

However, we recognise the value of different backgrounds and experiences, and applicants with other skill sets are welcome to apply.

We are continually working to improve the diversity of our Board. We welcome all applications but are particularly interested in applicants from communities with protected characteristics, e.g. age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and personal status.

Applicants do not need to show previous experience in a Trustee position. Instead, we are interested to see the unique skills and experience that you can bring to the Board, and how you can support youth work on the waves.

There is more information about the vacancies, and how to make an application, in our Board Member Information Pack.

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