Ypeople is a 196-year-old organisation, with a vibrant, modern outlook.
We have been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives.
Today, Ypeople works across 8 local authority areas, providing support, counselling, mentoring, and accommodation to almost 4,000 people every year, having grown our impact significantly in recent years. In 2016 we welcomed YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement to our family, forming the Ypeople Group.
Ypeople is going through an exciting time in our continuing evolution. Our CEO, Janet Haugh, joined us in January and is bringing fresh new ideas and insight to the work that we do. Also, having been on the Board for many years, I was recently appointed Chairperson, and together with a new Vice Chairperson, I lead our Board of committed and experienced Trustees.
Together with our talented and passionate staff team, our charity is driving forward exciting, sector-leading initiatives, such as the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, and we are leaders in Scotland in developing innovative approaches to supporting our communities.
This is a fantastic time to be joining Ypeople. We are in the process of preparing for our new strategic plan, which will lead us into our bicentennial year. We are at the start of the process of engaging with our employees, volunteers and the people we support to help us set our new vision for the future. Our service users come from a wide range of backgrounds and we want a board whose diversity represents the communities we serve.
We are ambitious and driven by our values to achieve positive outcomes for the people we serve, and we are now seeking to appoint similarly ambitious and passionate people to our Board of Trustees, to allow us to gain additional expertise that will be essential to our future success.
I hope you will be as inspired as I am by the work of Ypeople, and I wish you well with your application.
Phil Taylor, Chair of the Board