Director of International Programmes & Partnerships (interim)

Y Care International
£50,000 - £55,000
Closing date: 2 March 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: London (E1)
We’re seeking a dynamic senior international programmes and partnerships expert with a passion for creating employment opportunities with and for disadvantaged young people.

As interim Director of International Programmes & Partnerships, you will provide senior oversight and strategic direction for Y Care’s global programme portfolio.  Over the next year we’re focussing on the economic empowerment of disadvantaged young women by launching ‘Y Livelihoods’, creating enterprise and employment among young women in urban poverty overseas, and an innovative new fundraising product, which aims to resource 1 million new opportunities for decent work by 2030. 

This is an externally facing, SMT-level role, with responsibility for YCI programme impact and growth with key partner organisations and external relations with key partners for implementation, funding, research and influencing. You will open up new conversations with existing and new partners who share our passion to enable more young people to move into business and out of poverty.

You will also manage, inspire and drive a committed International Programmes team, challenging them through energetic and supportive leadership to become more outward-facing themselves, to become true ‘Partnership Brokers’.

This interim role presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced international development, partnerships-focused professional (ideally with experience in women-focussed youth enterprise initiatives, and gender justice), to create real impact with disadvantaged young women and men.  The role calls for someone who is naturally externally facing, well networked amongst policy makers and partner organisations and who can provide greater visibility for YCI’s positioning in its sector.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London (E1)
Sector: Projects and programmes

Application notes

Tenure: 12 months maternity cover, full time or part time, dependent upon experience and suitability.

How to Apply

Y Care has retained Parkhouse Bell to manage this crucial appointment on its behalf.

For more information, and to request a full candidate pack, please contact Kara Small, Talent Insights Partner at Parkhouse Bell, on [email protected]

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a one page supporting statement highlighting your suitability for the role to [email protected]

If your application is successful, you will be invited to participate in a one-hour telephone interview with Parkhouse Bell. Candidates who are shortlisted following this telephone interview will be submitted to Y Care, for consideration for face to face interviews.

Interviews will be held in London in the weeks commencing March 9 and 16, 2020.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd March 2020.

The appointee will be required to undertake a DBS check and to sign Y Care's Code of Conduct and its Safeguarding Policy.

Inspired by and faithful to its Christian ethos, Y Care works with and welcomes people of all faiths and none in its mission to advance social justice and human rights.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.