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MYDG are looking for new Board Members - Edinburgh

Non-for-Profit Sector - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2487 Date Posted: Tuesday 19 Jun 2018
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MYDG has over 20 years of experience developing young people in North Edinburghand more recently, growing a very successful outdoor activity social enterprise (My Adventure). 

Our vision is that young people grow to make the very best of their lives and inspire others to do the same. We believe that young people are at the heart of the community we are committed to ensuring they are nurtured adequately to make positive choices in the future.

We are entering an exciting stage in our development as a group and have recently undertaken an extensive piece of work to reflect on ourselves as an organisation and identify the future needs of young people and the opportunities we can explore to increase long-term profits from our social enterprise. 

We are now seeking new board members to help take us to that next level with specific skills in the following areas:

  • Outdoor education / activity

  • Company Secretary 

  • Health and Safety / Safeguarding 

  • Legal

Role and responsibilities:

  • Commit to participating actively at all board meetings with regard to strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining targets and goals and evaluating performance against these

  • Ensure MYDG always seeks to pursue its objectives 

  • Be a specialist point of contact for Chair, Board members and staff team based on relevant experience (eg legal expertise)

  • Serve on special committees or working group as and when required 

  • Ensure MYDG complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulation 


  • Trustees should expect to commit up to 1 day per month, dependent on requirements to include: 

    • Attend monthly group board meetings

    • Attend annual AGM 

    • Attend annual development day with the board and staff team 

    • Ad hoc time will be required whilst developing and implementing our strategy

If you are interested in this position or would like some more details please do not hesitate to contact

Closing date: 22nd June