The Board of Trustees is North Yorkshire Youth’s governing body. It is ultimately responsible for everything that happens at the charity and for meeting its statutory purpose.

The Board does not manage the charity; rather, its job is to ensure the charity is managed the way it wishes to be. The Board does this by agreeing a strategy and holding the Chief Executive and his Senior Management Team to account for its delivery.

There are normally 12 Trustees on the Board with one position being a representative role from North Yorkshire County Council. The Board come from a variety of backgrounds, from statutory, voluntary sector and business. All Trustees are appointed by the membership at the AGM for an initial term of three years and are eligible to re-stand. 

The Board of Trustees normally meets five times a year, including an Annual General Meeting.

Alongside the Board meetings, Trustees also contribute to Committees and Working Groups which help steer the strategy set by the Board. These committees work on the detail associated with each committee remit, be that Resources Management, Finance or Marketing etc. Working Groups are also established for one off finite pieces of work that the Board wish to pursue, such as building projects, restructures or bid writing. Both the Committees and Working Groups help increase the capacity of the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team in order to achieve the charities aims and objectives.