Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Devon
Job Information

We are working with the Devon based charity Space*,  previously known as Devon Youth Service (part of Devon County Council).  The charity is committed to providing a successful and innovative service with a clear vision of young people being at the heart of their communities. DYS Space Ltd, space*, has been founded as a public sector mutual (PSM), with charitable status, and works to the principles of partnership, openness and employee engagement.


Space* currently delivers 5 main service lines:

  • Open access evening youth provision open to all young people in the specified age Ranges
  • Targeted 1-2-1 work with young people with more complex needs, including many referred from a range of partners such as Social Care, schools, CAMHS etc.
  • DofE awards for young people with protective characteristics
  • A variety of support packages for upwards of 100 VCS youth organisations across Devon (delivered with our key partner, VOYC)
  • Our Chances Educational Support Service for those young people struggling in mainstream educational settings (purchased services)

They  operate from 9 well equipped Youth and Community Centres across Devon, located in  Bideford, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Exmouth, Exeter, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Totnes and  utilise a fleet of minibuses, people carriers and mobile provision to run their services and reach more young people.

Over 2500 young people directly used our services in the last year and many more thousands are supported through their  direct support to over 70 VCS youth organisations.  The charity employs 87 (c56 FTE) dedicated staff and their  first years turnover was in the region of £2.3m

Following a recent skills audit, the Board is now looking to appoint an independent Trustee who can offer commercial acumen and business skills gained from a career in PR, Marketing, Income General and/or Fundraising.  You would be joined a committed and dynamic team of Trustees who are passionate about the work of the organisation and have a genuine desire to be part of an organisation that believes young people are ‘creators rather than just consumers’.  The Board meets four times a year (6pm) at various locations around Devon, Trustees also get involved in specific areas of work depending on their skills set.

Download the Briefing Pack here Space_Briefing Pack_staff_trustee recruitment_updated_May_2018

If you would like to talk further about this opportunity or Trusteeship in general, please contact Jackie Dawkins (Director) Shine Charity Recruitment –


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