Youth Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work. Our vision is to have in Scotland young people who are confident, resilient, aspirational and ready to reach their potential.
Through our network of over 1,000 youth groups and projects, we deliver services which help over 64,000 young people to learn, succeed and make positive contributions to their communities.
We are passionate about young people and believe that youth work changes lives.
With over 80 years of experience, we are innovative and are ambitious for the young people we support.
We champion all those who support young people particularly the role of volunteers in youth work.
Our current Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance & Resource Group, Jan Roxburgh, is stepping down after four years on the Board of Trustees of Youth Scotland. She is leaving behind a financially strong and resilient organisation which is highly respected and recognised for the difference it makes in young people’s lives.
The essential role of Treasurer is to bring financial experience to the Board of Trustees. Any experience of the youth work or third sector, while desirable, is not essential.
The remit of the Treasurer is to:
Chair the Finance and Resource Group
Meet with the Chief Executive on a regular basis (planning and reporting)
Carry out finance functions as required
Ensure compliance with the Auditors and oversee the Investments and Risk Management Policies
We have a committed Board of Trustees ably led by the new Chair, Dona Milne, a consultant in public health and steeped in youth work practice and policy with many years’ experience. The Board is drawn from across the public, private and voluntary sectors and is passionate about the work we do.