Employer: Youth First
- Reference: YF0717OPD
- Published on: Mon 07/08/2017 10:35 AM
- Closing on: Sun 27/08/2017 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 35 hours per week.
- Salary: £52,000 per annum (including emergency rota allowance)
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Bellingham Gateway Youth Centre, 185 Brookehowse Rd., SE6 3TT
About the role
Youth First is looking to recruit a highly dynamic and experienced Operations Director to lead on the management, development and commissioning of a range of youth provision in the London Borough of Lewisham. The post sits within Youth First’s Executive Management Team (EMT) and will manage and supervise two Operations Managers. The post also includes managing Youth First’s commissioning of the voluntary and community sector, developing and facilitating a frontline youth worker workforce development strategy and management of direct delivery projects. The latter of which is currently expanding and the post holder would, working alongside the rest of the EMT, be instrumental in developing these new and exciting projects, including increased provision of youth workers in schools, an outreach capacity and increased parent and community work.
This is a very varied and exciting post and allows the postholder to have a direct positive impact on young people and the community. It would suit anyone with a passion for ensuring excellence in youth work, value for money services and provision of a better future for children and young people.
Applicants will be required to have NVQ4 level qualification or similar in Management (or equivalent), and/or significant demonstrable experience of line management responsibilities in an operational capacity in youth provision.
Youth First (YF) is the UK’s first employee and young person owned, not for profit, Mutual. Formed from Lewisham’s Youth Service to sustain and grow youth provision, firstly for Lewisham Borough but which could, in the future, extend beyond these borders.
Youth First is driven by a mission to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities, adventure play and the provision of safe spaces with the support of professional youth and play workers.
Youth First can offer you flexibility and agile working as well as a pension package, occupational sick pay subject to service, competitive salary plus 28 days holiday per year (including bank holidays) (pro rata). We have a committed management team, who are there for continuous support. We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression will be based on individual performance.
Please find attached a job description for more detailed information about the role of the Operations Director.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.