Liz Taylor: Why I chose to be a Ypeople Trustee

29th April 2020

I spent a period of time working with Ypeople’s HR department in 2016, and I was immediately impressed with the organisation and their belief in people. This impression stayed with me after I moved on to other ventures, so when an opportunity on the board arose in 2017, I jumped at the chance to work with Ypeople again.

Having worked in the corporate sector for the vast majority of my career, I have spent many hours in the Boardroom. Being a trustee is a very different boardroom experience; while financial guardianship is of course a priority, our bottom line and biggest priority is the impact that we have on the lives of the people we serve.

Ypeople’s board comprises people with a wide variety of careers and life experiences, all of whom are committed to making a difference, and who bring their whole selves to every meeting. We work well together, with space for debate and challenge, but also good humour and camaraderie.

Ypeople is a vibrant organisation, which has not only stood the test of time, but has flourished throughout its evolution. Since I joined, there have been many changes, and it is clear that as an organisation we do not wish to stand still. In the last few years Ypeople has grown significantly, explored new ideas and ventures that have put us at the cutting edge of practice, and have worked hard to support our committed staff team, so that they can support our communities.  I am proud of many of the things we have achieved, and have a huge number of highlights from my own time on the board, but my proudest achievement so far has been the development of our values framework, and seeing the impact it has had at every level of the organisation on the work that we do.

If you are considering applying to join the Ypeople board I would suggest that you don’t hesitate to get in touch. You will be joining a fantastic organisation, which makes a huge difference to thousands of people in Scotland every year.


To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply please visit: Livingston James Jobs

Liz with our CEO, Leadership Team, and Chair of the board.
L-R: Pauline Lunn, Sharon McGowan, Janet Haugh, Jennifer Allan, David Gaughan, Phil Taylor, and Liz Taylor

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