Board Member (Volunteer Role)

Application Deadline: May 16th

Board Member (Volunteer Role)

Application Deadline: May 16th

Join Us in Empowering Change:

Are you passionate about creating positive change in the world? Do you believe in the transformative power of education and technology? If so, we invite you to join us at Code Your Future (CYF), a UK-based non-profit organisation dedicated to training some of the most deprived members of society to become web developers and assisting them in starting careers in the tech industry. 

As we continue to expand our impact, we are seeking dedicated individuals to join our Board of Trustees and play a key role in shaping the future of our organisation. As a Trustee, you will provide invaluable guidance to ensure that our decisions are aligned with our mission and deeply rooted in the needs of our community.

If you are ready to make a difference and contribute your skills and experiences to a cause that truly matters, we encourage you to apply for the position of CYF Trustee. Together, we can make a lasting impact on communities worldwide.

Candidate Profile:

We would particularly value applications from candidates who have volunteered with CYF for at least one cohort, working directly with trainees, and possess a minimum of five years of professional experience. Additionally, some experience in a volunteer leadership role within CYF would be considered a strong asset.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Dedicate a minimum of 6-8 hours per month, including attendance at board meetings.
  • Participate in 2 community events or classes per quarter.
  • Review, approve, and monitor plans, budgets, and performance to ensure alignment with our goals.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Uphold strong ethics and confidentiality, disclosing any conflicts of interest.
  • Support networking activities and facilitate potential partnerships.
  • Stay informed about issues affecting the organisation.

Individual Trustee Requirements:

  • A commitment to the mission of Code Your Future.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience.
  • A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement.
  • Integrity in all actions and decisions.
  • Strategic vision to guide the organisation towards its goals.
  • Good, independent judgement in decision-making processes.
  • An ability to think creatively to address challenges and opportunities.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make decisions in the best interest of the charity.
  • An understanding of financial statements and budgeting. 

Collective Skills and Experience:

Our recruitment process aims to ensure that, collectively, the board is composed of trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Financial management: Ensuring effective stewardship of resources.
  • Income generation strategies: Sustaining and growing funding streams.
  • Business development and marketing expertise: Promoting CYF's mission and programmes.
  • Charity law and governance knowledge: Ensuring compliance and best practices.
  • Digital strategy and communication skills: Leveraging technology for outreach and impact.
  • Understanding of social enterprise principles: Supporting sustainable growth.
  • Human resource management experience: Overseeing organisational development and staff welfare.
  • Ability to cultivate collaborative partnerships: Enhancing CYF's reach and effectiveness.
  • Familiarity with social investment and impact assessment methodologies: Measuring and maximising CYF's social value.
  • Experience as a CYF volunteer who understands the challenges of our trainees.
  • Volunteering in a leadership role within CYF or similar organisations.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a cover letter (up to 3 pages) or a video (not exceeding 5 minutes) to addressing the following questions:

  1. What motivates you to become a CYF Trustee? Please relate this to any relevant experiences, whether professional or personal.
  2. What unique contributions can you bring to the role of Trustee?
  3. Describe CYF's community-led model and explain what CYF's Values and Working Principles mean to you.
  4. Share any relevant volunteering experiences you have had, regardless of whether they were with CYF. Detail your role, responsibilities, and what you found enjoyable about the experience.
  5. In what ways do you think Code Your Future could improve? What changes would you like to see, and how do you currently stay connected with the community?


We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all applicants. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the application process due to a disability or limiting condition, please let us know.

Application Deadline: May 16th