Young people – we want you on board

Dec 4, 2019

  • Aged 16-25 and live in England?   
  • Passionate about young people overcoming barriers to get into work? 
  • Keen to have your voice heard at a national level?   
  • Do you want to have your say in how employers and government empower and support young people? 
  • Do you want to take on responsibility to advance the success of the Youth Futures Foundation (YFF)?  

We are recruiting for two additional Directors to join our current Board, and both roles are reserved for young people living in England who have direct or indirect experience of facing challenges when trying to get into work 

The role will require you to be available for approximately 12 days a year for a minimum of two years. It will be paid at a rate above the London Living Wage, and all travel and other reasonable expenses will be covered (meaning you can apply if you are from any part of England) 

Our current Board of Directors is made up of six members, including the Chair, with a wealth of experience between them including youth employment issues, public and statutory sector governance, policy, business, finance, operations, management and consultancy.  

We take youth voice very seriously and are committed to ensuring that young people’s voices are meaningfully involved at all levels of the organisation. Were really excited to be recruiting two young people to the Board, bringing fresh insight, energy and lived experience to the team! 

If you are interested, please download the job pack here for more detailed information.  

To apply for this role, please complete the online application using the ‘BeApplied’ system here:   

BeApplied is a recruitment tool that promotes diversity and inclusion by stripping out any identifiable information that could lead to bias. To avoid any bias, your application will be ‘blindreviewed’ piece by piece (we won’t know your demographic information or which answer is connected to which candidate until the final assessment).  

Closing date: Wednesday 15th January at 9am  

Please note recruitment for this post has now closed

Initial phone or video interviews with YFF staff: Week starting 20th January 2020  

Face to face interviews with some current Board members in London: Week starting 27th January 2020 

(These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.) 

If you have any questions before or while applying, please contact: 


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