Chief Executive Officer, 4-5 days per week

YPF Trust
London with some homeworking
circa £65,000 FTE
17 May 2021
18 Jun 2021
Contract Type

We are looking for an experienced, charismatic, and enterprising CEO who has a strong track record of using strategic leadership and management to achieve high impact within the charity sector.

You will lead the Trust through its start-up phase, supporting the engagement of a wide range of local and national stakeholders to learn from and build on our existing network of YPFs, using your understanding of the challenges faced by children and young people.

We are seeking a CEO who will not only manage the YPF Trust as an organisation within its own right, but also provide leadership, innovation, and strategic direction for the expanding Young People Foundation (YPF) Network.

Please see the attached job description for a detailed summary of the role.

The role is offered on a part time basis (30 hours per week) or full time basis  (37.5 hours per week) and we are happy to have a conversation around flexible working including homeworking options.

About the YPF Trust

The development of the YPFs and the scale of what they deliver to local communities has been rapid and there is now a demand for shared support services and joint fundraising at the centre. As the YPF model grows, there is now a need to secure the framework of the model and expand the parameters of practice to take account of the expected growth in the scale and number of YPFs across an increasingly diverse landscape.  The working vision is Thriving Youth Services = Thriving Youth, recognising the critical role that universal, accessible youth services provides in the development, aspiration and potential of children and young people. In order to achieve this, the YPF Trust’s mission will be geared towards ensuring that the existing Young People’s Foundations are impactful and efficient, telling the story of their successes and enabling its successful replication elsewhere.

History of the YPF’s Developed in response to the ongoing challenges facing the Children and Young People’s sector, Young People’s Foundations bring together the public, private and voluntary sectors to implement positive change for young people. Based in their local communities, each YPF’s services are led by their members and based on the needs and assets of their area. Together they share a common goal – to help create and champion a more impactful, co-ordinated and sustainable sector to ensure all young people have access to quality support and opportunities. They are independent registered charities, membership organisations for everyone at the local level that works with children and young people aged 0-25. This includes businesses, voluntary groups and the public sector all working together to find solutions for children and young people; any local organisation from the local mosque to the fire brigade.The Young People Foundation (YPF) family has grown considerably since the first three YPFs (Brent, Barnet and Harrow) were established in 2015. There is now a YPF in each of the eight London boroughs that make up the John Lyon’s Charity’s Beneficial Area. There is also considerable interest in replicating the model, which has led to a YPF being established in Manchester and a number of other local authorities expressing interest in the model elsewhere.

To find out more about the existing 9 YPFs, please visit: YPF Trust Home

To make your application please apply with your CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role.  Timewise Jobs are managing applications on our behalf.

Closes: Friday 18th June

1st stage interviews: w/c 28th June

2nd stage interviews w/c 12th July


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