London/Hybrid (ability to be in London a minimum of 3 days a week)
Youth Futures Foundation was established in December 2019 to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. Youth Futures launched with an initial endowment of £90 million from the Dormant Assets Scheme and, in January 2022, the government announced that we had been allocated a further £20 million.
Their vision is to create a society where all young people have equitable access to good quality jobs, by removing the structural and systemic barriers to employment and progression young people from marginalised backgrounds face. They take an evidence-led, structural and systems-based approach that recognises the importance of national learnings and local context.
This is an outstanding opportunity to lead an organisation that will deliver a profound change in the way this country supports young people from marginalised backgrounds into employment.
As the leader of an organisation that launched in 2019 and has grown quite quickly, you will have the opportunity to build on our success to date, and work with a new Chair to help shape our long-term strategy and create a strong, supportive and inclusive culture.
Credibility authenticity focus on impact, be a champion for the organisation, experienced passionate team, ability to work with a board strong and supportive culture, coherent, constructive challenge and executive decisions taken and strong accepted after discussion
We are looking for a highly authentic and capable leader who can empower a highly experienced and committed team to make a real change in the lives of young people. With a compelling track record of achievement, you will have the experience, emotional intelligence and personal credibility to champion the organisation to a complex and diverse range of clients, stakeholders and partners including other charities and NGOs, government, businesses and funders.
Most importantly, you will share our commitment to achieving lasting, positive change for young people.
Our commitment to inclusion across all protected characteristics, experiences and socioeconomic background forms the cornerstone of our work. Youth Futures Foundation welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability and particularly would like to encourage applications from ethnic minorities.
Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022 (midnight)