Youth Futures office in either Leeds, Birmingham or London, with regular meetings across England. Please specify your preferred office location when applying.
Reporting to: Director of Grants and Social Investment
The Youth Futures Foundation is a new, independent, not for profit organisation set up to tackle youth unemployment with a £90million endowment from the Reclaim Fund. We are looking for bold and impactful ways to help young people find and keep good jobs. There are over 750,000 young people not in education or employment in the UK. Young people are twice as likely to be unemployed than older adults in the labour market and BAME and disadvantaged young people disproportionately bear the brunt of it.
We are building an ‘empowerment foundation’ to identify practical solutions that work in a complex world yet are simple and cost effective enough to roll out across multiple locations, to reach as many young people as possible. To do this, we are now building our own inspiring team to help us achieve our vision.
Our new Head of Grants will be able to demonstrate their passion for transformative grant making by providing evidence of previous success. We are particularly interested in those who can demonstrate working closely with applicants, colleagues and wider stakeholders to design a programme to deliver real societal change.
You will be an empowering leader, demonstrating how you have previously built capacity and skills in your teams. On a wider level, you can demonstrate how you have worked closely with colleagues to build a successful mission-driven organisation. As a new organisation with offices in Birmingham, Leeds and London, candidates will also need to demonstrate the ability to build excellent working relationships with colleagues virtually.
We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background, and those who have lived experience that reflects the lives of the young people we are seeking to support.
Whatever your background, if you have a personal mission that aligns with ours, and the ability to engage equally well with young people sat on the floor of a community centre as you do with business and government leaders in imposing board rooms, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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