Oxford Hub Young Trustees Programme – could your organisation offer a placement?

Oxford Hub are looking for placements for their “ Young Trustees Programme”. Most of the young people are based in Oxford, but some of them are in Bicester / Didcot / Abingdon, so they may be able to do placements beyond the City if there are interested charities.

For full details please see: https://www.oxfordhub.org/youngtrustees-partner You can still register interest even though the website page says that there is a closing date of 25th September.

“We match individuals under the age of 35 with charity boards aligned to their interests, and provide a 12 month training and support programme to ensure that participants develop good governance skills and can confidently contribute their unique perspectives to boards.

Training is based on a flipped learning model, combining a workbook and online training with in-person sessions where participants can dig deeper into the topics they have learned about and conduct a live case study with an experienced local trustee. This preparation, alongside their attendance at board meetings, gives individuals a great balance of formal learning and practical experience.

As part of the programme, young trustees will also complete a governance project on behalf of their board, to put this learning into practice. Past projects have included completing a skills audit ahead of recruitment of new trustees, revisiting the structure of the board to make it more effective, or designing induction processes to support new trustees.

To make sure that the experience is a positive one for both the participant and your charity, we will ask you to provide a board level mentor – another trustee who is committed to helping your young trustee feel both welcomed and informed. In return, we will also be on hand to offer advice and support whenever you feel that you need some.”