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Youth Services Manager

YMCA Robin Hood Group
YMCA Newark and Sherwood
£36,000 - £38,000
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

Youth Services Manager

Location: YMCA Newark and Sherwood

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Type: Full time

Salary: £36,000 - £38,000

If you are a believer in the difference you can make to a young person's life and are looking to a more strategic role designing, creating, and rolling out new programmes as well as delivering sessions yourself, this could be the perfect role for you.

YMCA Robin Hood Group has a strong track record of delivering impactful, engaging and highly successful youth programmes across Nottinghamshire. We are looking for someone new to join us to really boost our offering, expand our services and seek out groups of young people yet to engage in our services as our new Youth Services Manager.

As our Youth Services Manager, you have responsibility for the programmes we run today and in the future across Nottingham and Newark specifically designed for children and young people aged predominately 10-25 years old.

This is a truly varied role where you will be able to drive the strategy for the service whilst also remaining hands on and delivering sessions keeping you in touch and connected with the young people we support.

Job Description

While no day is ever the same, broadly speaking your role will fall into the following areas:

  • Grow, lead, manage and develop the Youth Services Team across YMCA Robin Hood Group as well as its subsidiary organisations: YMCA Newark and Sherwood, YMCA Goole, The Zone Youth Charity.
  • Recruit, train, and manage the staffing of the programmes.
  • Oversee funding and programme management for the whole of the service.
  • Lead, manage and develop the Street Pastors programme based from the Malt Cross in Nottingham
  • Ensure financial sustainability of all the youth services provisions including developing relationships with funding bodies, local authorities, commissioners, and schools.
  • Grow and sustain fee for service provisions, sourcing, applying for and monitoring funding and securing tenders with the corporate funding team.
  • Quality Assure all Youth Service Delivery to ensure that all programmes meet or exceed DofE regulations relating to any future Alternative School provision
  • Act as Designated Lead Safeguarding Officer for the Youth and Families Service

You will need to be equally skilled at relationship and rapport building as you will be managing complex budgets including monitoring very diverse income and expenditure streams, managing cashflow, forecasting and annual budget setting.

There is a level of flexibility needed in this role, especially as we move into the growth phase, where you are able to support with the running of individual sessions as we embed new programmes and staff. Whilst this is a role predominately to work Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, it would be foolish to suggest there won’t be a need for flexibility outside of these times. Of course, there will be flexibility for time off in lieu and or to adjust your working day to fit around the sessions. We are looking for someone who wholeheartedly shares our values and vision for high quality youth provision and will be dedicated and committed to providing the very best we can to our local communities.

Being a car driver with access to your own vehicle would be a significant advantage as you will cover a huge geographical patch and you will be expected to travel between sites in the course of your week.

If you are looking to work for an organisation who care about you and your wellbeing, the YMCA prides itself on the package of wellbeing we support all our employees.

At YMCA Robin Hood Group, you will have many additional benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive well-being package
  • 27 days holiday increasing 1 day each year for your first 5 years!
  • Flexible bank holidays to take to celebrate the cultural and religious events important to you.
  • Private medical and dental cashback scheme
  • Workplace pension
  • 4 x Life Insurance/Death in Service
  • Westfield Rewards for high street discounts
  • External training to support through to postgraduate level 7 study and continual professional development beyond this
  • Eligible to join the Blue Light Discount scheme
  • Pastoral support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £500 refer a friend scheme across the Group

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check paid for by YMCA) and registration with the DBS Update Service. We reserve the right to withdraw this role before the closing date should we be able to appoint to the role.

You may also have experience in the following: Youth Development, Programme Management, Community Outreach, Child Protection. Youth Programme Manager, Youth and Family Services, Youth Engagement, Services Delivery, Safeguarding, Family Services

REF-214 211

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