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Join Our Leadership Team:
Chair Position at YMCA Bellshill & Mossend

Location: Bellshill, Scotland


Type: Voluntary (Expenses Reimbursed)


Term: 3 Years, with the possibility of reappointment


Are you ready to lead and inspire a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the Bellshill and Mossend community?  YMCA Bellshill & Mossend is seeking a visionary and committed individual to join our team as Chair of the Board.


About Us: For over a century, YMCA Bellshill & Mossend has played a pivotal role in nurturing the potential of young people, supporting families in need, and enhancing community well-being. Our programmes include youth work, community support, and operating a foodbank, all geared towards fostering a positive impact in our community.


Role Summary: The Chair will provide leadership, ensuring that our strategic objectives are met and that the board operates effectively. This pivotal role requires a blend of diplomacy, strategic foresight, and a deep commitment to the principles of community service.


Key Responsibilities: Lead the board in strategic planning and vision setting. Ensure financial oversight and sustainability of the organisation. Champion risk management and compliance with legal requirements.Engage with stakeholders and represent YMCA at external events.


Who We Are Looking For: Strong leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and motivate. Experience in governance and strategic planning. Commitment to our SHINE values: Safe, Honest, Inspired, Non-judgemental, and Environment-focused. Excellent communication and consensus-building skills.


Time Commitment: This role demands significant commitment, including preparation for and chairing regular board meetings, strategic planning sessions, and representing the charity at external events.This is a voluntary position; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


How to Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our CEO, Ann-Marie McGonigal, at Letters should be no longer than two A4 pages. For a confidential and informal discussion about the role, contact Ann-Marie McGonigal at the above email.


The Chair Recruitment Pack can be found here  >>> Chair Recruitment Pack

Join Our Board:
Trustee Opportunities at YMCA Bellshill & Mossend

Are you passionate about making a significant impact in your community? Do you have experience in the third sector or previous involvement on a charity board? YMCA Bellshill & Mossend is looking for proactive and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Trustees and guide us through an exciting phase of growth and development.

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Trustee Recruitment Pack

About Us:

YMCA Bellshill & Mossend has been a cornerstone of community support and youth development in Bellshill since its inception in 1907. Our organisation is committed to nurturing the potential of young people, supporting families, and enhancing community well-being through a wide range of programmes, including a dedicated foodbank and inclusive youth and community initiatives.

The Role:

As a Trustee, you will:

· Play a critical role in setting our strategic direction and priorities, aligning with our mission to support and empower the community.

· Provide governance and oversight, ensuring compliance with legal obligations and promoting a culture of integrity and accountability.

· Help steer our efforts in response to community needs, enabling resilience, fostering safe spaces, and advocating for equality and diversity.

We Are Looking For Trustees Who:

· Are committed to YMCA Bellshill & Mossend’s values of creating a safe, honest, inspired, non-judgmental, and adaptable environment.

· Have a background in the third sector, governance, finance, or other fields beneficial to charity work. While this is preferred, it is not exclusive.

· Possess strategic vision and the ability to think creatively about the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector.

· Can effectively communicate, collaborate, and contribute to a dynamic team of trustees.

Why Join Us?

This is a pivotal time to join YMCA Bellshill & Mossend as we aim to expand our services and deepen our community impact. As a Trustee, you will:

· Make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people and families in Bellshill.

· Work alongside a committed team that values collaboration, innovation, and the well-being of our community.

· Have the opportunity to shape the strategic future of an organisation with a rich history and a bright future.


· Trustees are expected to attend quarterly board meetings and additional sessions as needed.

· This voluntary role is eligible for reimbursement of reasonable expenses.

· The typical term of office is three years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Application Process:

To apply, please send a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role, your experience in the third sector or on a charity board, and what you feel you can bring to YMCA Bellshill & Mossend. Send your application to Ann-Marie McGonigal, CEO, at

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role, or to explore more about our organisation's impact, please contact Ann-Marie via email.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team and working together to continue building a supportive and thriving community at YMCA Bellshill & Mossend. For more information about our work and values, please visit our website: YMCA Bellshill

YMCA Bellshill & Mossend is an equal opportunity organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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