13 October 2022

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 Housing to spearhead our work in providing a home and personalised support services for those that need a fresh start in life.

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. Across England there are 114 YMCAs, and YMCA Thames Gateway Group is 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.

We are on an exciting growth trajectory. Our turnover has increased from £3.5 million to £10 million over the last few years, and we have recently launched a new five-year strategy focused on strengthening and developing our existing work, whilst continuing to achieve our growth and impact ambitions.

We seek a Director of Housing to join our outstanding executive team, to take a lead in ensuring that our work continues to support young people to belong, contribute and thrive in their local communities.

We are looking for a strategic leader of people who is committed to improving the lives of young people and those at risk of homelessness and:

· has strong senior management experience, gained in a social-minded, housing-related association, business or charitable setting;

· knows what ‘good’ looks like in housing services and is able to deliver it;

· has strong commercial and financial acumen;

· brings experience of leading high-performing, multi-disciplined teams.

The Director of Housing will work across all YMCA Thames Gateway Group sites in Essex, London and Kent. There is also some flexibility offered around home working as and when appropriate.

YMCA Thames Gateway Group is serious about safeguarding; this role will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

For further details, please download our Appointment Details pack

Application is by submission of CV and cover letter to laura.bagley@macaulaysearch.com and must be received by 9.00am on Wednesday, 9 November 2022. Please contact Laura via email if you have any questions about this opportunity.