Board Members Required for Youthlife

Closing date is: 
26 May 2017
Youthlife supports children and young people aged 5-25 years who have experienced bereavement, separation, divorce or loss of a significant person. We are a registered charity, NI105568, and a company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors
Board Members Required for Youthlife

We are seeking to recruit new members to the Board of Youthlife, to ensure that the organisation continues to grow and develop in effectiveness and sustainability. We are also seeking to enhance the gender and cultural diversity balance on our Board. All prospective new Board members must above all be committed to the purpose and ethos of Youthlife, which is outlined in our Governing Documents as follows:

The relief of hardship caused to children and young people aged 5-25 years by bereavement and family breakdown, through Counselling and support, without distinction of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic identity, political or religious opinion.

Youthlife responds to over 200 referrals per year from GPs, Social Services, Schools, family support organisations, parents and carers. We provide 1:1 and group support delivered by qualified Counsellors, to help children and young people to safely express their feelings about their changed family situation and to learn the most effective coping skills for their age and personal circumstances. We provide accredited Peer Mentoring training for young people aged 16-25 from across the community, to prepare and support them for helping other young people. Youthlife is also involved in a number of expert panels with colleagues from statutory services and voluntary agencies. 

Applying to join the Board of Youthlife

Please consider the role descriptions and person specifications attached. To register your interest, please complete the application form and return it to:

The Chairperson of the Board of Youthlife

23 Bishop Street

Derry/Londonderry

BT48 6PR

By 12 noon on Friday 24th March 2017

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Tricia Kelly