Youth United Foundation – Director

Youth United Foundation – Director

Role: Director
Location: London
Salary: £70-£80K

Help ensure that every young person, regardless of background or where they live, has the opportunity to become a member of a uniformed youth group.

The Youth United Foundation believe that uniformed youth organisations offer young people a plethora of skills and experiences, laying the building blocks for them to overcome any barriers they may face and empowering them to be the best that they can be.

Founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, it supports a collaborative Network of the Nation’s leading uniformed youth groups to create and deliver programmes so that more young people – especially those facing disadvantage – have the opportunity to become part of a uniformed youth group. The 11 members of the Youth United Network  all offer an opportunity for young people to volunteer and learn skills in diverse environments, from public service to armed forces, to seas, skies, the wilderness and beyond.

The role of the Foundation is to serve and support the Youth United Network. They do this by creating a forum for them to convene and share best practice and help members access Government funds so that they can increase their reach and impact.

Youth United Foundation have already created 42,000 new places in uniformed youth groups, and are on track to create another 5,000 in the next year. This is an exciting, but also challenging, time for the Foundation as they complete delivery of their current projects during 2019, and look to secure the next round of funding, as well as seeking continuous improvement in how they can support the Youth United Network.

The Youth United Foundation is looking for a resilient and enabling Director to help us develop their strategy, evolve sustainably, maintain focus on serving the Network organisations and be an effective guardian of public funds.  They need a Director who can help us do this by managing high profile stakeholders (both internally and externally), driving financial sustainability and ensuring impact.

Their ideal candidate is likely to understand and embody the principles of collaborative leadership and have exceptional people skills, the ability to create and deliver strategy and a high level of emotional intelligence.

You may already be working within the youth sector but if not you must demonstrate an interest in youth and in enabling young people to enjoy new experiences. You will be supporting Network members who represent some of the biggest and smallest uniformed youth organisations in the country and you will need to be both flexible and diplomatic to respond and adjust your support accordingly.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact advising consultants;  Emma Harvey on 07702 678653 or or Philippa Fabry on 07772 902071 or

For more information and to apply for the role, please visit our dedicated microsite:

Closing Date for applications is: 9am, Monday 4th February 2019

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