Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Upto £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Title of Post:                  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Herts Young Homeless

Location:                        Head office, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Salary:                             Up to £70,000 per annum (full time salary)

Hours:                             Full-time or 4 days per week

Contract type:                Permanent

Reports to:                         Board of Trustees

Herts Young Homeless work with 16-24 year olds who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, those aged 10-15 whose families are at risk of relationship breakdown and those aged 18+ who are in housing need and have mental health and substance misuse problems. Last year we were able to support nearly 2,500 young people, to help to prevent them from becoming homeless and to get their lives back on track. Our focus is on preventing homelessness by empowering young people to make positive informed choices, through a range of free, countywide, specialist preventative and crisis services.

Herts Young Homeless is seeking a new and inspirational CEO to lead hyh and help it to flourish during the next phase of our development. Building on our strong reputation and our excellent services and staff, we are looking for someone who can increase the impact of our work, build our sustainability, identify new opportunities and inspire our staff, supporters and partners alike.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees, lead the operation and continued development of hyh
  • Provide inspirational leadership and management to the Executive Management Team and inspire and support all staff and volunteers in their work
  • Ensure the effective impact of hyh’s services, and that their outcomes are measured, understood and disseminated
  • Supported by the Board, maintain, develop and deliver a robust and rolling long-term strategy for
  • hyh focused on its impact, resilience and sustainability
  • Supported by the Board, ensure robust governance structures and policies and procedures for hyh,
  • which ensure legal compliance and alignment with best practice
  • Ensure the financial stability of the Charity through sound financial planning, risk and business management and income generation
  • Promote the Charity’s services, working effectively with the Charity’s partners, supporters and funders, and at all times be an ambassador for hyh’s work

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates for the CEO role with the following personal qualities and skills:

Personal Qualities

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrate a strong passion and commitment to the Charity, its values and aims
  • Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
  • Innovative and flexible in responding to challenges
  • Self-motivated and organised, with an attention to detail
  • A strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


  • Successful track record of senior level management.
  • Leadership experience in charity, public or private sectors.
  • Experience of financial management and operating budgets
  • Experience of staff management and development
  • A successful record of strategic development, change management and innovation

Knowledge and skills

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the charity sector and current issues affecting it
  • An understanding of the policy context, including funding context, in which hyh operates
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together
  • Excellent communication skills, orally and in writing, including speaking to large audiences
  • Financial management skills and a broad understanding of charity finance issues
  • Good understanding of, and confidence with, IT and digital resources
  • Understanding of charity governance and legal requirements
  • Educated to degree level or having equivalent qualification or experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Applicants must be UK resident and have a full, valid driving licence.

Closing date – 23rd August 2021

Completion of shortlisting and notification to shortlisted candidates: 31 August 2021

Should you require more information about this role please visit the Candidate Information brochure attached below.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or young adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as part of Herts Young Homeless’ pre-employment checks.


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Application Instructions

Please submit a covering letter along with your CV to be considered for this role.

More about Herts Young Homeless Group
Herts Young Homeless Group

hyh is an independent charity that has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire for over 15 years. We have offices t... Read more

Refreshed on: 31 July 2021
Closed date: 15 August 2021
Job ref: SM298
Tags: Senior Management