Young Carers Development Trust
The role is voluntary
Contract Type: 
4 meetings a year, plus a strategic planning day
South West
Details of Role: 

Being a trustee for YCDT is highly rewarding, we are looking for people who are motivated to support young carers achieve their ambitions. We have recently had a skills audit and identified a number of areas we are looking to recruit trustees:

  • Communications.
  • Marketing.
  • Charity experience.
  • Event management.
  • Experience of working with young carers.
  • HR.
  • Education (secondary).
  • Fundraising.
  • Those with legal training, finance and accounting.

Duties of a trustee board member

The duties of a trustee board member are to:

  • ensure that YCDT complies with its governing document (its Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • ensure that YCDT pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • ensure YCDT applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects. For example, it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be
  • contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to YCDT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets 
  • safeguard the good name and values of YCDT
  • ensure the financial stability of YCDT.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.

Please see the attached Trustee information pack for further information

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 13:15
How to Apply: 

Please contact with your CV to express an interest. You will then be contacted to find out more about you and your skills and to introduce you to us and our work.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

You can find out more about YCDT at


Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
C/O The Carers’ Centre, Woodlands, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 9ES