Flexible Location

up to £40,000 pro rata


Job Description

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) is seeking to appoint its first Director to lead the organisation’s strategy, management and development on a day-to-day basis. We are looking for someone with energy, passion and commitment to our work. With a track record of strategic leadership and influencing in the field, you will be ambitious and keen to strengthen our role in the youth justice arena as the foremost voice for reform. Possessing expertise in policy change and organisational growth, you will expand our membership, increase our income and deepen our influence in government, parliament and beyond.

SCYJ is an alliance of over 50 voluntary sector (not-for-profit) organisations, as well as a small number of individuals with expertise in the youth justice field. Through working together, we aim to achieve a child-focused, rights-based system for children in conflict with the law, which serves the best interests of the children themselves and wider society.

Interviews will be held on Friday 9th November in Central London.

Salary up to £40,000 pro rata, depending on skills and experience. The post is for three or four days per week.

Location The role can be based at the SCYJ Office in Central London (Peckham) or on a virtual working basis, though with regular attendance required at meetings in London.

Contract The post has been funded for four years (until Dec 2022). Thus continuation of the post after this date is dependent on securing further funding.

Applicants are asked to send a CV and covering letter (of no more than 500 words) outlining why they’re interested in the role and what they could bring to SCYJ. They’re also asked to provide details of two referees.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 21st October 2018.

Job title / Keyword