EY Foundation is an independent charity supporting young people who face barriers to unlocking their potential in the workplace. The Foundation’s ambition is to transform the future of young people who most need support by providing the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in the workplace.
EY Foundation is looking for applicants for its new Youth Advisory Board – an exciting new opportunity for a group of young people across the UK to have real input into how the charity is run – and help shape its future growth. The Foundation needs young people at the head and heart of all that it does, so if you have ideas and opinions on what young people want – then we want to hear from you!
The Youth Advisory Board is open to young people aged 16-25 who live, work or study in London or the South East, the Midlands, the North and Scotland. We welcome applications from young people who have not taken part in our programmes.
Please note the role is voluntary but the Foundation will cover any travel, accommodation and ad hoc costs.
What does the role involve?
- Support a growing charity and ensure young people have a say in all strategic decisions and plans.
- Advise EY Foundation, providing comments and feedback from a young people’s perspective on key plans before these are taken to the Board of Trustees.
- Attend a minimum of 2 Youth Advisory Board meetings per year. Meetings will take place across the UK (travel will be paid for).
- Help the Foundation design and develop a Youth Engagement Framework, ensuring young people are included and listened to in all its work.
- An opportunity to work with senior figures across businesses and the charity sector.
- A commitment to be on the Board for two years.
Note: There will also be the opportunity for two members of the Youth Advisory Board to sit as Trustees on the overall EY Foundation Board.
What qualities are we looking for?
Enthusiastic: you are passionate about making sure young people’s voices are heard.
Active participant: you are willing to share your thoughts and ideas and take part in discussions.
Knowledgeable: you have a good understanding of the issues and challenges a young person facing barriers to succeeding in the world of work has to overcome.
Rational and considered: you are able to consider a wide range of opinions.
Responsible and accountable: you can act as an ambassador and role model for the EY Foundation, and take on the responsibility of being a committed member of the Youth Advisory Board.
EY Foundation activity
Delivers Smart Futures and Our Future programmes and half-day employability workshops targeted at school students across England and Scotland: Through skills training, mentoring and paid work experience the Foundation gives young people the confidence and experience to get the job they really want.
The Foundation has a big mission, and aims to support 11,000 young people each year by 2022. Help keep young people at the heart of all its work as it grows!
Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.
Closing date for applications will be Sunday 25 August.