Croydon, Greater London
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about supporting young refugees and asylum seekers to improve their lives and reach their potential? Do you have exceptional partnership development skills and the drive to lead dynamic teams to have a real impact?

This exciting role will lead on the development and operations of Young Roots’ services and projects in Croydon and surrounding boroughs. The Head of Services will be focused on ensuring Young Roots’ activities are values and outcomes driven, with excellent processes for project design and delivery. You will have a passion for youth participation and building on the strengths of young people. You will be focused on developing strong local partnerships and influencing local practice and networks. You will be the key contact for grants relating to Croydon, and be vital in developing funding partnerships and reporting our impact well. The Head of Services in Croydon is the organisational lead or deputy lead on Safeguarding. You will provide excellent leadership to your diverse team, have a focus on staff wellbeing, and devote time to your Senior Management Team responsibilities.

You will need to be excited to work within the framework of Young Roots’ values and have considerable experience of working with young refugees and asylum seekers. Excellent leadership and team management skills are required, along with a deep working knowledge of the UK asylum and social care systems for young refugees and asylum seekers.


An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for this role.

Young Roots is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with lived experience of the asylum system.

To apply, please complete the attached forms and visit our website for further information on where to send your application.


Closing date for applications: Monday 27 September 9am

Interviews: Thursday 7 October.

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Refreshed on: 18 September 2021
Closed date: 27 September 2021
Job ref: Head of Services - Croydon
Tags: Senior Management, Project Management

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