London, Greater London
£60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Housing and Youth Services


Full-time, permanent


Come and join the team that turns around the lives of homeless young people.

City YMCA London is an independent charity affiliated to the YMCA movement that was founded in 1844. Our work is based on the ethos of the international movement and we work across some of London's most deprived boroughs in Islington, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barnet and Hackney as well as the City of London. 

We passionately believe that every young person should have the opportunity to build a future of their own choosing.

Over the past fifty years we have helped over 30,000 isolated, homeless young people struggling with family breakdown, school exclusion, poor mental health and drug and alcohol dependencies.

The Director of Housing and Youth Services is a newly established role and you will be joining us at an incredible moment in our history. 

We recently completed a merger (October 2020) and we operate services across six London Boroughs and the City of London. Further to this, City YMCA London are on the cusp of opening a brand new, flagship centre for homeless young people called LandAid House.

Our LandAid House site is due to complete by Spring 2021 and will offer the opportunity for 146 young people to move off the streets and sofa’s and into a safe place they can call home. With it, they will have the opportunity to create a future of their own choosing. It is the first purpose-built accommodation designed for homeless young people in London for over a decade! We are very proud to be at the forefront of this change for young London.

As Director of Housing and Youth Services you will lead the strategic development and operational management of housing services across 5 sites, including the new flagship provision at LandAid House.  Your initial focus will be on bringing together staff, systems, and services to create a unified team within the merged organisation. 

Crucially, your role will be to lead the strategic development and operational management of youth work, ensuring maximising of synergies between housing and youth with the shared focus on supporting young people to create a future of their own choosing.

As a member of the Executive Team you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our wider strategic development and to help us seize future development and growth opportunities.

How to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting.

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.

Closing date:               Monday 15th February

First interviews:          Week beginning 22nd February

Final interviews:          Week beginning 1st March


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Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 15 February 2021
Job ref: NFP21001
Tags: Senior Management, Housing Management