Head of People and Culture
£50,000 - £52,020
Come and join the team that turns around the lives of homeless young people.
City YMCA London is an independent charity affiliated to the YMCA movement that was founded in 1844. Our work is based on the ethos of the international movement and we work across some of London's most deprived boroughs in Islington, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barnet and Hackney as well as the City of London.
We passionately believe that every young person should have the opportunity to build a future of their own choosing.
Over the past fifty years we have helped over 30,000 isolated, homeless young people struggling with family breakdown, school exclusion, poor mental health, and drug and alcohol dependencies.
The Head of People and Culture is a newly established role and you will be joining us at an incredible moment in our history.
We recently completed a merger (October 2020) and we operate services across six London Boroughs and the City of London. Further to this, City YMCA London are on the cusp of opening a brand new, flagship centre for homeless young people called LandAid House.
Our LandAid House site is due to complete by Spring 2021 and will offer the opportunity for 146 young people to move off the streets and sofas and into a safe place they can call home. With it, they will have the opportunity to create a future of their own choosing. It is the first purpose-built accommodation designed for homeless young people in London for over a decade! We are very proud to be at the forefront of this change for young London.
As Head of People and Culture you will be responsible for the strategic and operational development of a workforce where each and every member of staff and volunteer understands their role and contribution to the achievement of our ultimate objective of turning around the lives of young people and supporting them to create a future of their own choosing.
The success of our people and culture strategy will be founded upon excellence in the management of human resources policies and procedures so as well as being able to see the bigger picture you will also need be meticulous in doing the detail.
You will be joining us at a time of significant organisational change and one your immediate priorities will be to work with senior managers to bring together staff, systems, and services to create a unified team within the merged organisation.
The role carries with it a high requirement for an on-site presence in order to provide the visible leadership for the people aspects of the change journey currently under way. Flexible working can be considered as long as the suggested arrangements are compatible with this requirement.
How to apply
Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.