Job description

YMCA Cardiff Group – Board members needed!

YMCA Cardiff Group is changing!

The Group, currently comprised of Cardiff YMCA Housing Association and Cardiff YMCA Ltd, is a registered social landlord and a registered charity. Established in 1852 and initially one organisation, the entity separated for legal and practical reasons, and this was the right approach for several years. However last year, both boards agreed on a merger, as we look to be fit for purpose for the future of our service users.

We currently have vacancies on our Board of Management and especially welcome applications from people who could fulfil one or more of these skillsets:

· Housing & Homelessness

· Youth & Community Work

· Finance

· Marketing & Fundraising

· Law & Governance

· Social enterprise

· Lived experiences aligned to the work of the YMCA

Members of the BAME community are underrepresented on our Board and are particularly encouraged to apply.

The role is voluntary (we pay out-of-pocket expenses) and will require attendance at 4-6 Board meetings and 4-6 sub-committee meetings a year. Previous trustee experience is not essential, and the Board will provide support to new trustees entering the role, to ensure they feel comfortable and confident in the position.

This is an exciting time for the YMCA as we look to complete the merger this financial year and sign off on our new unified strategic plan.

For an informal chat about becoming a board member, please email Andrew Templeton, Chief Executive, at andrew.templeton@ymcacardiff.walesor visit for more information.

Deadline for interest: 31 October 2023

Job Type: Volunteer







Work Location: In person