Leeds, West Yorkshire (Hybrid)
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Youth 2000 National Director


The Youth 2000 National Director will report to the Board of Trustees and be responsible for leading the Youth 2000 staff and wider volunteer team.

We are looking for a gifted leader of whatever age with a real love for and ability to work with young people to provide the day-to-day leadership of Youth 2000. The National Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement the strategic plan; lead, support and develop the staff team; manage the delivery of the daily operations of the mission; promote the profile of Youth 2000 to a wide variety of stakeholders and target beneficiaries; and strengthen the sustainability of Youth 2000 through a variety of funding streams.

The key responsibilities and duties of the Youth 2000 National Director are as follows: Culture & Mission:

To lead and support the Youth 2000 staff team and develop and implement systems, processes and procedures that:

  • Promote the vision, mission, ambition, values and charism of Youth 2000

  • Establish a dynamic, attractive and sustainable culture

  • Deliver the results set out in the Strategic Plan

  • Expand and promote the work of Youth 2000 with external stakeholders by identifying new opportunities for networking and forging strong relationships between individuals and organisations within the Catholic Church

Operational Leadership & Management:

To provide excellent day to day leadership and management of the staff, contractor and wider volunteer team, ensuring that:

  • All staff have regular check-ins and an annual review

  • The strategic and operational plans are understood by the team

  • They are focused on achieving Youth 2000’s objectives and key results

  • Their performance and well-being are well managed

  • They are motivated, developed and engaged so that together they form a strong team that consistently delivers high performance

  • Staff, contractor and volunteer policies and procedures are effective, compliant and accessible to all, and reflect best practice where possible

  • Create a welcoming, open and vibrant place to work by ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion are actively promoted in all activities

Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Legal & Regulatory Compliance

To work closely with the Head of Safeguarding and Operations Manager to develop and implement systems, processes and procedures that:

  • making the best use of technology to help minimise cost and improve effectiveness of all activities of the charity, including all major areas of operations

  • enabling the gathering of data/information for analysis, tracking, reporting and impact measuring, and research purposes

  • embed a robust safeguarding and health & safety culture at all levels of the organisation

  • ensure that effective systems, controls and reporting processes are developed, maintained

    and monitored alerting the Trustees to any issues that may require remedial action

  • maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect Youth 2000

  • maintain a risk register, updating it every 3 months prior to each trustee meeting to identify and report risks and mitigation

  • ensure that all activities of Youth 2000 are carried out both in compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements (for example, in terms of safeguarding, health and safety and personal data handling) and reflect best practice where possible

  • maintain effective financial systems, controls and reporting processes and oversee the prudent management of Youth 2000’s finances, ensuring all legal and regulatory obligations relating to the accounts, reports and returns are met in a timely manner

Governance and Trustee Board
To work closely with the Chair and Board of Trustees by

  • advising the Chair and Board of Trustees on the ongoing strategic direction and development of the organisation

  • compiling and prepare an updated Strategic Plan for their approval each year

  • updating the Strategic Plan as necessary for approval by the Board

To ensure regular timely reporting of

  • progress against the Strategic Plan

  • any issues or matters which require the attention of the Board

  • the impact of our activities

  • the current and projected state of finances of the charity, including a report against budget

  • updates upon the changes and developments in the external environment and management of governance and risk

This will be done by a monthly management report and meeting with the Chair of Trustees and quarterly board reports and meetings with the whole Board of Trustees.

To support the Chair of Trustees in the management of the governance of the charity by ensuring timely compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.

Impact Measurement

To develop and implement systems, processes and procedures which monitor key indicators of the impact of our activities upon

  • the health of our culture

  • young people and in particular their commitment to discipleship and our vision, mission,

    ambition, values and charism

  • our finances

  • our relationships (both internal and external) to include particularly listening to our staff, beneficiaries, stakeholders and those outside our organisation (including our critics) within the Catholic and Christian Churches and beyond.

So that, we can improve our performance and clearly demonstrate the short and longer-term impact of all our work.

To lead the development and success of Youth 2000’s fundraising by

  • creating a culture of fundraising among staff, mission team and wider supporters so that it becomes a normal and accepted part of the day to day of our mission in which everyone plays an important part.
  • managing the Development Coordinator in the development and execution of the fundraising strategy

The above list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other responsibilities and training as requested and as appropriate.

Person Specification

Occupational requirement

Due to the nature of this role, the National Director must be a committed practising Catholic in good standing with their local priest and committed to on-going personal formation and development.

Qualifications and experience (essential)

  • An ability to inspire with vision

  • Experience of managing others at a manager or team leader level in a business or voluntary


  • An ability to think strategically, analyse and reason critically

  • An ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

  • An ability to meet deadlines and solve problems under pressure

  • IT competent, including Microsoft Office Suite

Qualifications and experience (desirable)

  • Knowledge of and experience of building and maintaining budgets

  • Health & Safety – IOSH, knowledge of Safeguarding

Character, gifts and capabilities

  • A good understanding of and empathy for the charism, work, vision & mission of Y2K

  • High-levels of faith, integrity and resilience

  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills

  • An ability to develop a positive, robust relationship with a Board

  • An ability to get on with people from all walks of life, especially young people and to lead, inspire and manage a variety of people in high pressure situations

  • An ability to raise and maintain the profile of Youth 2000, making representation externally at senior levels in a creative, courteous and well-judged manner

  • Excellent organisational skills, resourceful and self-motivated, with an ability to work under pressure and to be a ‘self-starter’

  • Flexible with regards to working hours and arrangements as will sometimes need to be able to work weekends and evenings (festivals and events) as needed (with time off in lieu - TOIL)

  • Attention to detail, capable of multitasking and able to manage time effectively

  • Ability to adapt to and quickly learn new software programmes where not familiar with such

    programmes (Churchsuite, Xero, Notion and Slack)

  • Full Driving Licence

Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management

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