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Operations Manager - (This is not a Lewisham Council vacancy)

Salary details: £42500 - £42500

Job type
Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
21 January 2018 11:30 PM
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Operations Manager

Employer: Youth First

Reference:                   YF2012OPM

Closing on:                  Sunday, 21 January, 2018, 23:59pm

Working Pattern:           Full time (35 hrs per week);

Salary:                       £42,500 per annum (including emergency rota allowance)

Fixed term contract:      Up to 31 August, 2019

Location:                      Bellingham Gateway Youth Centre, 185 Brookehowse Rd., SE6 3TT

About the role

Youth First is looking to recruit a highly dynamic and experienced Operations Manager to lead on the management and co-ordination of youth provision, ensuring young peoples’ access to positive activities through the management of resources, playgrounds, buildings, partnerships and commissioning of the private and voluntary sector, across a designated area.

The post sits within Youth First’s Executive Management Team (EMT) and will manage and supervise Senior Youth Workers based at various sites within the borough of Lewisham.  The post will also be instrumental in developing the new and exciting projects, including increased provision of youth workers in schools, an outreach capacity and increased parent and community work.

This is a very varied and exciting post and allows the postholder to have a direct positive impact on young people and the community.  It would suit anyone with a passion for ensuring excellence in youth work, value for money services and provision of a better future for children and young people.

Applicants will be required to have NVQ4 level qualification or similar in Management (or equivalent), and/or significant demonstrable experience of line management responsibilities in an operational capacity in youth provision.

About us

Youth First (YF) is the UK’s first employee and young person owned, not for profit, Mutual.  Formed from Lewisham’s Youth Service to sustain and grow youth provision, firstly for Lewisham Borough but which could, in the future, extend beyond these borders.

Youth First is driven by a mission to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities, adventure play and the provision of safe spaces with the support of professional youth and play workers.

For you

Youth First can offer you flexibility and agile working as well as a pension package, occupational sick pay subject to service, competitive salary plus 20 days holiday per year.  We have a committed management team, who are there for continuous support. We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression will be based on individual performance.

Please find attached a job description for more detailed information about the role of the Operations Manager.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

Please email application forms to recruitmentyf@youthfirst.org.uk by 23.59 hrs on 21 January, 2018.

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