Volunteers aged 13-25 from the UK and Ireland who will ensure the voices of young women and girls are heard. They will work alongside the Stemette Futures charity board to guide and lead the mission to inspire more young women and girls into STEM.
Missions and Aims
As a member of the Stemette Futures Youth Board you will act as an ambassador, safeguarding the positive name of the charity at networking opportunities and other potential events. All members will have a willingness to devote time and effort to their role and accept the responsibilities and liabilities of their role. They need to show a commitment to Stemette Futures and its objectives.
All members need to...
- Be motivated and enthusiastic about the mission
- Have strong organisational skills
- Have a strategic vision
- Think creatively
- Be proactive and independent in judgements
Young people are at the core of our organisation, so their voices need to be heard. Stemette Futures aims to inspire the next generation of girls and young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields through amazing female STEM role models, panel events, hackathons, exhibitions and mentoring schemes.
We need you to serve on the board for 9-12 months starting in January 2020. On average, this commitment will be 3 hours a month, excluding any meetings. Whilst on the board, you will be expected to attend two compulsory face-to-face meetings in London (expenses covered) and a minimum of 2 virtual meetings during academic holidays.
Code of Conduct
Everyone has a unique perspective and so we respect everyone's opinion and every idea is discussed amongst the board.
We want to empower more girls with an interest in STEM and give them the tools and resources they need to succeed.
We value the inclusion of all, by working with young people from all backgrounds, cultures and ages to ensure a rich mix.
Assumes the duties of the Chairperson during their absence and supports the Chairperson when required. Before meetings, they are responsible for preparing the agenda and sharing this with all members. During meetings, they will take minutes and share these with all board members. The Vice-Chair will prepare the annual report summarising the developments, progress and activities of the Youth Board throughout the year.
Develop strategies for our social media platforms to reach more young people with our message and increase our social media engagement across all platforms. Promote and showcase our work through all popular social media's and develop successful social media strategies and campaigns which support future programmes and target specific age groups.
Monitoring the budget allocated to the youth board and refunding any outstanding payments from Youth Board members. Oversee the ongoing process of budget development, approving all expenses the board makes and provide a review of all expenditure at the end of the year. Work closely with the Fund Raising Consultant to accurately estimate the cost and budget needed for their suggested fundraising strategies to further guide fundraising strategies.
The number of girls studying core STEM subjects drops off after the age of 16. Just 35% of girls choose maths, physics, computing or a technical vocational qualification compared to 94% of boys.
There were 2073 more entries to core A-Level STEM exams made by girls in 2017. Girls are now approaching 40% representation in maths and the percentage of girls in physics is increasing too.
Just over 22,000 women graduated in 2016 in the five core subjects most relevant to construction, engineering and technology, compared to over 65,000 men.