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Education Trustee (Pre-16) | Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)

YGAM supports young and vulnerable people to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming. Our social purpose is to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience. To continue our successful impact in schools, we are seeking an exceptional educationalist specialising in pre-16 education.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Voluntary

About the role

The work of YGAM is led by an agile and talented Board of Trustees who give their time voluntarily and a dedicated Senior Leadership Team. We need your insight into education and schools as we deliver the National Young Persons’ Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, in a unique collaboration with GamCare, supported by members of the Betting & Gaming Council.

As our pre-16 specialist, you will be joining our Board of Trustees at an important time in the charity’s history as we are about to start work to develop our third strategy, spanning 2022 – 2025. The moment for YGAM is now. We are seeking somebody who has a good knowledge of pre-16 education to ensure our new strategy is comprehensive, future proof and provides a blueprint for other jurisdictions globally.

Make no mistake, we want YGAM to become a global charity brand. We are seeking somebody with ambition, who is values driven and who not only wants to make a difference for YGAM, but somebody who understands how we might achieve that.

Who we’re looking for

  • People who have influenced the national education agenda;
  • A working relationship with the Department for Education and Local Authorities;
  • A track record of delivering national education programmes;
  • Direct experience of multi-academy trusts;
  • An understanding of how to develop networks in multi-academy trusts, free schools, maintained schools, faith schools and the independent sector;
  • Previous senior board experience;
  • Demonstrable commitment to supporting vulnerable young people;
  • Collegiate, creative and talented individuals committed to the YGAM vision and ethos.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our advisers at Peridot Partners:

Sally Lawson-Ritchie | sally@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 158737

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 13th January 2021

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sally Lawson-Ritchie

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Welcome from Mike Wojcik, Chair of Board of Trustees, and Lee Willows, Chief Executive

Dear Candidate,

The last six years have been an incredibly humbling time for everybody on the YGAM journey. We are one of the most authentic, yet fun charities you will ever come across. We rollup our sleeves, work hard and pack a huge punch above our weight especially around impact, relevance and reach. Yet we want to do so much more.

The work of YGAM is led by an agile and talented Board of Trustees who give their time voluntary and a dedicated Senior Leadership Team. We need your insight and help to enable YGAM to influence multi-academy trusts, Department for Education, and Local Authorities as we deliver the National Young Persons Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, in a unique collaboration with GamCare, supported by members of the Betting & Gaming Council.

As an expert you’ll be joining our Board of Trustees at an important time in the charity’s history as we are about to start work to develop our third strategy, spanning 2022-25. The moment for YGAM is now and we are specifically seeking somebody who has a good knowledge of pre-16 education to ensure our new strategy is both comprehensive and future proof and provides a blueprint for other jurisdictions globally. Make no mistake, we do want YGAM to become a global charity brand and so we are seeking somebody with ambition, who is values driven and who not only wants to make a difference for YGAM, but somebody who understands how we might achieve that.

In addition, as a member of the YGAM Board of Trustees, you’ll take on collective fiduciary and legal responsibilities meaning you will be bound both legally and ethically to act in YGAM’s best interests, safeguard our assets, manage risk and ensure we deliver our charitable objects. Additionally, you will offer a combination of scrutiny and support to your fellow trustees, the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team. This is a voluntary role which we will anticipate will require hours equivalent to two days per month spread between attending board meetings and supporting our social purpose more generally.

Currently all our meetings take place over Zoom, but we hope to return to in—person meetings in the New Year and for these travel expenses will be paid. Finally, we are looking for a commitment of an initial three-year term.

Good luck with your application and thank you for your interest in our work.

Mike Wojcik
Chair of Board of Trustees

Lee Willows
Chief Executive

Introducing YGAM

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and building digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.

This is achieved through evidence-led, evaluated and assured education programmes and resources for anyone that works with or cares for young and vulnerable people, including teachers, youth workers, community volunteers and mental health specialists. YGAM also works closely with universities and students to raise awareness of problematic gambling and gaming across campus.

The charity was set up in 2014, following Lee, Anne and Keith’s devastating experiences with problem gambling.  Watch our Founders’ Stories to hear about the impact gambling has had on their lives and why they are so passionate about safeguarding young and vulnerable people.

YGAM’s vision is that all young and vulnerable people are safe from gaming and gambling related harms. Their social purpose is to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people, helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming. YGAM’s three-year strategy has the following four principle goals:

Goal one: Strengthen the reach and influence of their Education Programme.

Goal two: Evaluate our impact, share knowledge and increase understanding.

Goal three: Maintain the highest standard and relevance of their education content.

Goal four: Continue to improve organisational effectiveness.

YGAM’s social purpose and strategy is guided by and contributes to the Gambling Commissions; National Strategy to Reducing Gambling Related-Harms and meets the Public Benefit test as stipulated by the Charity Commission.

Please take the time to watch this short Founders:

Additional information about YGAM can be accessed by using the following links:

YGAM website

Organisation Structure Chart

Board Meeting Schedule

Annual Review & Accounts

Strategic Plan 2018-21

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    Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 13th January 2021
    Interviews with Board of Trustees: Tuesday 26th January 2021
    Interviews with Senior Leadership Team: Friday 29th January 2021

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