Youth Operations and Commissioning Manager

Southwark, London (Greater)
£38,919 - £45,438
22 Nov 2017
12 Dec 2017
Full Time
Contract Type


Youth Operations and Commissioning Manager

£38,919 - £45,438

Permanent, Full-time

Ref: SC02400

Southwark is a dynamic, youthful and diverse borough in the heart of London. Children and young people make up a significant proportion of our population, with around 70,000 residents aged 19 or under and 66% of our children and young people are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Despite challenging financial times, we remain absolutely committed to helping our children and young people to be happy, healthy, active, safe and prepared for the future.

Southwark is an amazing place to grow up, with a huge range of activities and places to places for young people to go, from libraries to events and support for arts and drama as well as activities in our parks and playgrounds, leisure centres, sports and youths clubs, as well as services provided by a range of voluntary and community organisations. We have just launched our new Activities for Children and Young People strategy 2017 - 2020 and following a restructure of the service are looking to recruit enthusiastic, highly motivated, committed people to seem key new roles.

The role

Do you have a background in youth service management? Are you able to combine that with an understanding of commissioning and managing a grant funding programme? Do you have a track record of working with the voluntary and community sector? Do you have the ability to create and motivate a new staff team to make a difference to the children and young people of Southwark, if so we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking a talented youth service manager with experience of commissioning and working closely with the voluntary and community sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and development of services and opportunities for young people across the Borough

You will have the professional experience of managing a range of youth provisions, and building a new team of centre based youth work staff.

As the successful candidate you will possess a youth work qualification at degree level or above and be able to demonstrate your understanding and/or experience of working with and commissioning voluntary sector providers

You will have an eye for detail, be able to motivate a new staff team to meet the outcomes of our activities for children and young people strategy. You will have good organisational skills and able to manage a range of competing priorities. You will be committed to implementing clear policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the smooth running of front line services, to monitor and report on service performance, in addition to that of our commissioned providers.

An Enhanced Disclosure and barring check will be required for this role.

If you would like an informal discussion before applying please contact Charlie Spencer on Tel: 020 7525 3997 or Mob: 07958742573.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 12 December 2017.

Interview date: 21 December 2017.

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