Introducing Young People to world of trusteeship 

The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old (NCVO data), the average age of a Cheshire East resident is 43.6 years old (2011 census). Is your board representative of the people that you work with, or the local community?


CVS has an exciting new project working with young people aged 16 - 20 from Macclesfield and Crewe to introduce them into the world of trusteeships. CVS will support and train the young people, and we are looking for organisations that want to diversify their board and get input from a young person’s perspective.


The young trustees will be supported and trained by staff at CVS, you as an organisation will just need to provide one of the existing board members as a mentor/buddy. CVS will provide training and support to you, the board, to help you engage the young trustees and maximise potential.


We are recruiting young people to the project now, and will start matching them to organisations in October and November in line with your normal recruitment processes.

We know how important it is for young people’s voices to be heard, and that is why we are offering a chance for you to influence charities decision making by becoming a Young Trustee!

This is a great opportunity to make your mark! We are looking for young people’s personal skills, creative ideas and enthusiasm to bring a fresh and innovative approach to charitable organisations in Cheshire East.

What does a Young Trustee do?

· Chance to represent a charity you have an interest in

· Helping a charity steer in the right direction

· Project planning

· Having an influence on key decision making
· Enabling the charity to deliver its key services to benefit a wide variety of people

What are the benefits?

This is a fantastic opportunity to have an equal and genuine voice by influencing key decisions, and provides a great sense of achievement. You will gain experience to support your future goals and increase your personal skills (such as confidence and communication) and many other benefits, such as:

· Meeting new people

· Enhancing your CV and gaining references for future roles

· Learning new skills

If you would like more information, or want to sign up to be part of this exciting project then please call Suzy Keen on 01270 763 100 or email