Accrington Stanley Community Trust are looking for young people to join their Community Youth Board which was first established in 2016.

The Community Youth Board currently has 4 members and we are looking to increase this with more local young people. The Youth Board is for people aged 14-19-years-old, who will meet on a regular basis with Community Trust staff to help shape the work of the charity and develop the community provision across East Lancashire. The Youth Board will aim to represent a cross section of our diverse community and allow young people from all walks of life to have a voice that counts.

Community Trust NCS Manager, Kathryn Hoyle, said: “We started an NCS Youth Board in 2016 which is made up of 4 young people from the local area. It has been a great success and is still in operation today. We now want to expand this group to represent all of our projects. We want young people at the heart of our provision with a focus on developing and shaping new and existing community work. We want to engage with more young people and give them a voice.

Martin Fearon, Community Trust Manager added “The vast majority of our participants are children and young people. Last year we engaged with over 10,000 people across our community provision and we would like to increase and expand our current Youth Board to help us achieve our charitable aims and objectives. We have some very exciting plans for the near future and we would like to encourage as many young people as possible to get involved.’’

We are looking for local schools, teachers, community organisations, charities and youth clubs to nominate young people and support them in applying to become a member of the Community Youth Board.

If you are interested in applying for the Youth Board please email your CV and a short statement on why you would like to get involved to jobs@stanleytrust.co.uk

Closing date for submitting applications is Monday 7th August 2017. We will inform all applicants by Friday 11th August 2017 with the outcome of their application.

For more information please contact us on 01254 304071.