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Trustee Vacancies at OutdoorLads

In January 2022, our current Chair Matt Tennant announced he would be stepping down from the role in September.   

Matt became Chair of OutdoorLads in 2019 after being Vice-Chair for three years. Matt has many accomplishments as Chair, but most notably, his dedication and leadership as he guided the charity through those many months of the pandemic uncertainty and lockdowns. Most recently, Matt has been instrumental in launching our new 5-year strategy programme consultation, which began in June. 

We wish Matt all the best for the future. He will remain with the charity as a Mountain Walk Leader and is looking forward to being just a 'good-ole regular member'.  

We now seek a new Chair of Trustees to succeed Matt and guide the organisation through its new 5-year strategy roll-out, as well as help build on the group's successes and fulfil the charity's ambitions.   

If you believe you have the vision, experience, and expertise to continue evolving the work accomplished to date, have a proven track record of working effectively at board level and as part of a team and can actively take the lead as spokesperson to promote and deliver our core values and strategy; then we want to hear from you.   

To learn more about the role, responsibilities, and application requirements you can download a complete role description.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, please email 


Need to know

We have bi-monthly board meetings, mostly remotely. Although our base is in Manchester, with virtual meeting spaces and reasonable travelling expenses available, applicants are encouraged regardless of geographical location.

To apply

This is a fantastic charity, with people who care deeply about what they do. If you believe you can contribute, we would love to hear from you, please see the role profiles above and check out our website at

For any further questions, please email

For applications submissions, please email

The closing date for applications of interest to be submitted is Saturday 16th July.


Group photo of board of trustees outside a YHA building