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New Vacancy at Caxton

Hello from the Caxton trustees

Would you like to be part of a committed board of trustees for a grassroots youth organisation based in Westminster, at an exciting time as we launch our new strategy?

We are Caxton Youth Organisation. We are a specialist youth club, creating community, breaking barriers and empowering learning disabled and autistic young people.

Over the next three years and beyond, will we will implement our new strategy, reaching more disabled young people and becoming more youth- led – and you could help make that happen.

There are many reasons why the work Caxton Youth Organisation does is important. At Caxton Youth Organisation, we want to shape a more inclusive society free from disabling barriers where all young people can lead happy, healthy and more independent lives. Our team of qualified youth workers and practitioners create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space in the community where disabled and autistic young people can make friends, learn new skills, build confidence, and be themselves.

We’re a small charity but our work and impact is long-lasting and holistic. For everyone who is on the Board at Caxton, we want to make a lasting difference to the young people at Caxton.

We have a strong, professionalised board with expertise in autism, law, project management, finance, fundraising, communications and much more. We are looking to grow our board and in particular are seeking those with lived experience and experience in education, youth work or social work, safeguarding, finance and HR.

If this sounds like something you want to be part of then I hope you will consider joining our organisation as a trustee.

Kate Boddington
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Caxton Youth Organisation – Trustee role

The Caxton Youth Organisation:

At Caxton, we work with learning disabled and autistic 11–25-year-olds resident in Westminster. There is nowhere quite like Caxton Youth, that’s what the young people we work with, and their families tell us, and we passionately believe it too.
The majority of our work is delivered at our dedicated Youth Club in south Westminster. Our youth work team focus on young people’s social & emotional wellbeing, independence, employability and health & personal care. All these topics are addressed during weekly youth club sessions which take place in the evenings, and young people are supported to attend thanks to our very own Caxton minibus which collects and drops participants home across the borough. During school holidays we make use of our fantastic outdoor base in Surrey or go on residential trips, giving our members the opportunity to experience life outside London, and parents and caregivers some much needed respite.

Caxton is entering its 75th year, quite something for a small but mighty charity, and our longevity says so much about the importance of the services we provide to ensure disabled young people in Westminster can make friends, gain independence and lead happier, healthier lives.

Main Responsibilities:

1. To actively participate in the ongoing duties of the Trustees’ Board in accordance with Caxton’s Memorandum of Association;

(a) to carry out Caxton’s Aim and Objects;

(b) to ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place regarding risk, personnel and finances.

(c) to manage the business of Caxton;

(d) to be responsible for the finances of Caxton;

(e) to advise the Chief Executive on matters of policy;

(f) to establish committees and sub-committees as required and to receive and consider reports and recommendations from them as appropriate;

(g) to appoint salaried staff;
(h) to take any action the Board agrees is in the general interest of the organisation

and to reflect the Charity’s strategy, policies and principles at all times.

2. Actively to support the achievement of Caxton’s Mission and Objectives

3. To act as an ambassador for Caxton Youth by promoting the Charity’s work at appropriate opportunities.

4. To attend and actively participate in all Caxton Youth Trustees’ meetings and to support the outcomes so that the meetings are an effective forum for managing the Charity.

5. To participate in the training and induction of new trustees so that they know what is required of them and are able to participate fully in meetings and carry out their responsibilities as trustees.

6. To maintain good relations with senior managerial staff.

7. To contribute specific skills, interests and contact and to support the Charity in fundraising activities in furtherance of its work.