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Having young people represented on the Board of Trustees is invaluable. OTR recognises that young people’s current life experiences may be different to those of older trustees. OTR is looking to ensure that we have the youth voice at the heart of the Board and strategic decision-making. Trustees will bring their current lived experience as a young person today in the local area to OTR to help inform the Board’s discussions and decisions and to hold OTR accountable.


The Trustees of Off the Record are committed to becoming a board that better represents the young people we serve. We welcome all applications, even if you don’t feel you fulfil all aspects of the role.


The purpose of the role

To promote youth leadership and bring the youth voice to the OTR Board discussions to make sure that OTR’s Board of Trustees is providing leadership in an effective and well-informed way for the young people we support.


Responsibilities include:


Overseeing OTR’s engagement with young people, in discussion with the Director, the other trustees and Head of Voice, to ensure the Board listens to the needs and views of the young people it serves

Advising on the best ways of listening to and advocating with young people, parents, staff, schools/ colleges and youth organisations.


· Advising on the development of youth engagement in relation to the organisation's strategic plan

· With the Director, presenting reports to trustees at appropriate intervals on youth engagement

· Take part in the normal business of being a Trustee of a busy charity

· Be an ambassador for OTR at events and networking occasions

· Take part in interviews for new staff, trustees, and volunteers.


What we are looking for


You should have recent lived experience of being a young person in the area and be committed to making a difference in the lives of other young people. You should also have knowledge of, and be able to speak about, issues facing young people in Bath and the surrounding area.


You do not necessarily need to have any experience of being a trustee, and OTR will give you a full induction and individual support to help you develop into this role.


We are committed to diversifying the Board and welcome applications from people whose identities are currently under represented on the Board: people from within the Trans community, people from the LGBTQ+ community, Disabled people and people from racially minoritized communities.



To apply, please send us a letter or a short film of less than 5 minutes explaining why you would like to be a trustee and what you will bring to the role to Phil Walters, Director via email: . If you would like to speak to Phil before making an application to find out more about the role we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Phil if you have any access requirements or if we can make reasonable adjustments so that the interview process is more accessible.


Please also complete the equal opportunities form provided.


Deadline for applications: 25th June 2023

Timing for interviews: w/c 10th July 2023


If you would like to have a phone conversation before applying, please email Phil Walters, Director to arrange a conversation.


Please note, this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure that we’ll carry out before appointment along with two references.

Young Person (Trustee)




1-2 hrs per month

Contract Type:

4-5 Board meetings per year


Bath based - BA1 1JW

Close Date:

Sunday, 25 June 2023

Email Contact:

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