Calling all young people!

Applications are now open for our new Youth Board

We want to empower young people and make sure their voices are heard on environmental issues.

That’s why we’re setting up our first Youth Board.

What is the Youth Board?

Keep Wales Tidy’s Youth Board will consist of ten enthusiastic young people aged 16 to 25. Together, you’ll come up with new ideas and actions that will inform our work. We particularly want to hear how you think we could get more of your peers involved, as well as offering your views on the topics being discussed by our Trustee Board.

You don’t need to be an expert in environmental issues or have any experience of being on a board – you just need to be passionate about Wales and our environment. We’ll be right there with you, encouraging and supporting you all the way.

 

 

 

How will it work?

The Youth Board will meet every three months (sometimes online, sometimes in person).

The group will work closely with our Board of Trustees and be supported by a member of Keep Wales staff. They’ll be on hand to help with all the routine stuff, including organising meetings and writing up notes.

Becoming a member of our Youth Board is a voluntary, unpaid role, although we’ll cover your travel expenses. We’ll also make sure you take part in virtual meetings.

The meetings will be a safe space and everyone’s contribution will be valued equally. We want you to be honest about how you think Keep Wales Tidy should be looking after the environment.

Why get involved?

There are lots of great reasons to join us.

Most importantly, you can make a real difference! This is your chance to get together with likeminded people, have your say on environmental issues and suggest fresh ideas.

It’s a bit of a cliché but committing to something like this also looks good on your CV! You’ll get to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of Wales’ leading environmental charities; you’ll develop new skills, and you’ll have the chance to connect with environmental leaders on our senior management team and Board of Trustees.

How to apply

There are three different ways to apply for our Youth Board. Whether it’s in writing, by video or voice note, this is your opportunity to tell us about you and why you’re interested in joining the Youth Board.

The closing date for applications is 17 October.

1. Written statement

First up, you can email a personal statement to hr@keepwalestidy.cymru (one page of A4 is plenty).

Email your statement
2. Video application

You can show off your creativity and send us a two-minute video. Either email a link or send us the video on What’s App - 07766 757145

Send us your video
3. Voice note

Don’t fancy appearing on camera? No problem! You can record a two-minute What’s App voice note instead and send it to 07766 757145

Send us your voice note

More information

We’ll invite shortlisted candidates to meet with us in October, so we can learn more about you and your ideas.

Keep Wales Tidy is an equal opportunity organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We welcome applications from all areas, ethnicities, and religions. Whoever you are and wherever you come from – we will make you a welcome member of our team.

Keep Wales Tidy Recruitment Privacy Policy

Keep Wales Tidy is a registered charity (Charity Number 4011164) and a private limited company limited by guarantee (Company Number 1082058), registered office, 33-35 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HB. Telephone Number 02920256767, Email info@keepwalestidy.cymru. All personal data given to us will be kept securely in a password protected database and kept until the end of the recruitment period. Access to the data will be limited to those members of Keep Wales Tidy staff involved in the recruitment of staff and volunteers. The data will only be used for recruitment purposes and will not be shared internally or with any external party.

All unsuccessful applicant forms will be deleted and hard copies shredded or disposed of via a confidential waste service within six months of the end of the recruitment period. Personal details will also be securely saved on the charity’s H.R. Database with limited access by responsible staff members.

The person responsible for data in Keep Wales Tidy is Philippa McGrath, Business Services Director. She can be contacted on philippa.mcgrath@keepwalestidy.cymru. As per your rights, you can contact her with any queries including accessing, deleting, rectifying or restricting your data.

#TidyVoices survey

It’s time to have your say.

If you are a young person who loves Wales, then we would love to know what you think about the environment and how we should be looking after it.

This short survey will guide our understanding of how young people want the environment to be cared for. Your answers will also help to establish the priorities for a new and exciting Youth Group.

It’s all part of the promise we made in our strategy for 2022-2030 to empower young people.

There is no right or wrong answer, this is an opportunity to have your thoughts and feelings about the environment heard and understood.

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