28 April 2023

Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people and local communities in the Essex, Kent and London areas? YMCA Thames Gateway Group is seeking a Director of Finance and IT to join our outstanding executive team, and to take a lead in ensuring that our work continues to create supportive and energising communities that are open to all, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Joining our team is an opportunity to be part of a global movement that is inclusive, diverse and forward-thinking. YMCA is the largest and oldest charity working with young people in the world. We are one of the 97 YMCAs in England and Wales, and we are one of the 10 largest.

We are dedicated to helping people reach their full potential in mind, body and spirit. We provide support to around 10,000 people in our local communities through a diverse range of services including supported and move-on housinghealth and wellbeing activities; and childcare, youth and family work.

This is an exciting time to join YMCA Thames Gateway Group. Our turnover has increased from £3.5 million to £10 million over the last few years, and we are one year into a new five-year strategy focused on strengthening our YMCA branches and business streams, whilst continuing to achieve our impact ambitions.

We seek a Director of Finance and IT who shares our values and ethos and brings:

  • strategic financial leadership experience in a similarly complex environment, ideally with relevant experience in charity or housing association contexts;
  • strong commercial acumen;
  • accountancy qualifications and experience of treasury and cash management;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a collegial, engaging approach.

This is a hybrid role which will include some home working and a regular presence at YMCA Thames Gateway Group sites in Essex, London and Kent (in particular the Romford site where many of the Finance and IT team are located).

For further details, please download our Appointment Details pack here.

Application is by submission of CV and cover letter to laura.bagley@macaulaysearch.com

and must be received by 9.00am on Thursday 25th May 2023. Please contact Laura via email if you have any questions about this opportunity.