Young people at youth club

About the role

This is a pivotal and demanding time for young Londoners and London Youth is looking for outstanding candidates to join our senior leadership team as Director of Programmes.

In this values-led and collaborative charity, you’ll be working with a vibrant senior team, a committed and active Trustee Board, skilled and qualified leadership team (our Heads of) and outstanding Programmes teams.  With a positive and flexible attitude and strong commitment to supporting excellence across all our work, your aim will be to grow and diversity our Programmes to reach 6000 young people by 2020.


The Director of Programmes is a vital, senior and strategic role that will further develop our programmes strategy and contribute to the ongoing development of our long-term vision.  You will drive development to ensure we achieve real impact with young people and make the organisations taking part in our programmes stronger.


You might come from the not-for-profit, public or private sectors. Wherever you come from you’ll be as excited about this opportunity as we are and we look forward to hearing from you.


London Youth embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development and building of a team that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.


We value employee wellbeing and promote healthy work-life balance initiatives and proposals.

Key Information

Salary: £66,781

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week. We welcome applications for part-time working

Leave: 31 days per annum plus bank holidays. Leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rated basis for part-time employees

Important dates and how to apply

Closing Date:  12.00 noon on Monday, 23rd September 2019

We will hold first round interviews for shortlisted candidates on 1st October 2019 at our offices in Hoxton.


To apply:

Please send us your full C.V. and a covering letter/personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) explaining what attracts you to the role and how it fits with your previous experience.


You will need to complete a Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to submit with your application please.


Your application should be emailed to recruitment@londonyouth.org with the subject line of Director of Programmes.