Dartford, Kent
SE2, London
£42,819 - £45,154 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Programmes

We are a vibrant, local charity that has been serving the local community for over 130 years through inclusive programmes in health & wellbeing, childcare, housing and youth work. We are passionate about providing opportunities to those who are the most in need.

YMCA Thames Gateway are  launching a new YMCA Hub in the Thamesmead area offering a range of services, including a Nursery, Sporting provision, Sailing and Outdoor Education and management of a Youth Centre. The vision for the Thamesmead project is to ensure that Young People are empowered and upskilled to lead and deliver the services that we offer.

YMCA Thames Gateway is recruiting for a highly skilled Head of Programmes who will have overall responsibility for ensuring that current work being undertaking by Peabody in Thamesmead is smoothly transitioned into the YMCA. You will develop new work stands including the development of a hospitality offer/flexible work space, increased usage/ rental of the football pitches, implementing and marketing a fitness class offer and relaunching the outdoor education facilities. You will also be responsible for the management of a deputy who will take on responsibility for the Dartford Branch, and develop new programmes in this geographical area.  

If you have are educated to degree/NVQ Level 5 or equivalent level qualification in Sports, Education, Childcare, or Play work and the experience of senior management level work as well as leading community programmes, where you can really make a difference to people’s lives then we would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Location – YMCA Thames Gateway, Thamesmead
  • Hours – Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Rate of pay - £42,819 - £45,154 p.a & competitive benefits
  • Benefits – Free Gym Membership and discounted family memberships, 50% discount on YMCA provided childcare, 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), HSF Health Cash Plan, Perkbox, Generous Pension contributions and Life Assurance Scheme etc.
  • Closing date – Monday, 2nd September 2019 at 9.00 am

YMCA Thames Gateway is serious about safeguarding; this role will be subject to a standard Disclosure & Barring Service check.


To Apply

Please click 'Apply with CharityJob' to send the HR Department your CV. You will then be contacted to complete a YMCA Thames Gateway Application Form.

More about YMCA Thames Gateway
YMCA Thames Gateway

We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 130 years.  Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all memb... Read more

Refreshed on: 23 August 2019
Closed date: 02 September 2019
Tags: Management, Project Management

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