Board Advisors and team members wanted

Volunteer team members and Board Advisors wanted

If you are interested in joining a board or gaining further experience, then please apply.

Skills and roles

Deputy Chair 

Chair - board of advisors

 The chair will also ensure that we our strategy into action and ensure all teams are delivery to their part of the strategy.

• The chair will ensure IY is operating in a lean and sustainable way, without compromising on quality and building on successes.



• Responding and communicating with the media and handling PR requests.

• Overseeing all forms of communication that goes out from IY.

• Checks and produces all newsletters, press releases, tweets, sms and anything other communication sent out to the externally.

• Manage our mailing lists and ensure our databases are up to date. Marketing: We need someone who is driven, ambitious and bursting with ideas.

Essential skill sets:

• Good organisational skills • Excellent written and verbal communication

• Are a strong team player • Can work under pressure to tight deadlines Job description

• Organising market research • Writing press releases

• Arranging promotional events • Assessing the results of a marketing campaign

• Assisting the manager in writing reports and analysing data

• Helping to drive online traffic with web-related campaigns

• Writing online content • Communicating with clients



• Coming up with PR strategies

• Building relationships with the media

• Writing press releases and calling around whenever you’re trying to generate publicity

• Writing reports on media coverage data

• Overseeing content production (adverts, videos, social media and online PR stunts)

• Arranging press conferences and events • Overseeing market research

• Bringing in new business opportunities • Managing client relationships

• Overseeing social media PR strategies Community and Partnerships

• This department will network; attend meetings, conferences and seminars to meet likeminded organisations that we can partner with to deliver our aims.

• To secure mutually beneficial partnerships with corporates, schools, colleges and universities.

• To be the face of IY and project a positive message of IY to get all forms of buy in and support.

• Securing support and sponsorship from local businesses via CSR, community or diversity.

Social Media:

Social Media


• Managing IY on all social platforms, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms.

• This department will need to be proactive in raising our profile, responding to requests and promoting our activities online.

• Connecting and contacting potential speakers, sponsors and partners.

Events and Events Assistant


• Development, production and delivery of projects from proposal right up to delivery.

• Delivering events on time, within budget, that meet (and hopefully exceed) expectations.

• Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project

• Communicating, maintaining and developing client relationships

• Managing supplier relationships

• Managing operational and administrative functions to ensure specific projects are delivered efficiently

• Providing leadership, motivation, direction and support to your team

• Travelling to on site inspections and project managing events

• Being responsible for all project budgets from start to finish.

• Ensuring excellent customer service and quality delivery

• The management of all monthly, quarterly and/or annual events.

• Securing and liaising with speakers, the venue, the paperwork for the day, knowing were parking is and having a presence on the days of the events.

• Do health and safety assessments.

• Source partners and venues for our workshops and talks.

Key skills 1. Good communicator 2. Ability to lead and motivate a team 3. Good with budgets 4. Reliable/good at hitting deadlines 5. Ability to use initiative

Head of Strategy:


• The strategy behind the organisation; what IY is going to be, how we are positioned in the outside world.

• The intrinsic planning where IY will be in the next 1 – 5 years.

• To ensure IY is strategically position to be the best in its field and constantly at the forefront. Sponsorship or fundraising (Board Advisor):

• Getting the money in through grants, large corporate sponsors, funding bodies, donations, raising revenue from talks and the services IY provide.

Volunteer coordinator (Board Advisor):



• Liaising with community groups, voluntary councils and businesses who encourage their staff to volunteer.

• Listing volunteer opportunities in the press and similar blogs and websites.

• Registering and attending voluntary sector meetings.

• Manage and look after the volunteers at each event.

• Work alongside the events coordinator to provide inductions, references, mentoring and expenses among other managerial things.

• This department will also ensure all volunteers leave IY feeling empowered, inspired and achieving a positive learning outcome.

Finance (Board):



• Manage our budgets

• Keep up to date with funding strands and potentials sponsors

• Make payments

• Monitor funding and income

• Ensure accounts are up to date, audited and

• Manage petty cash Membership:

• To ensure members are satisfied and all services around membership are up to date

• If an error occurs it is rectified promptly

• To answer all questions around membership and get more people to become members

• To increase our mailing list Products and Merchandise:

• To create and sell IY products to promote our services and generate an income for the organisation.