Chief Executive Officer – closing date 8 January 2020

YMCA Reading, as a charity, provides 36 units of housing for young people aged 16-25 and 4 mother and baby units in purpose-built supported accommodation. We also provide a Sports Centre, Pre-School, Café and Activity Centre.

We are seeking a CEO with a high degree of organisational ability, credibility and enthusiasm, a leader with proven success in financial and performance management, strategic thinking, business development and high-level fundraising know how.

We need a leader who can manage the charity, its team and resources to achieve our strategic plan.

The successful candidate will need to show:
  • Excellent management, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience at a senior level and thorough understanding of financial planning and budget management.
  • Ability to strategically manage the operational and financial aspects of the business. Have strong business acumen with a charity ethos.
  • Experience of creating and maintaining productive relationships with stakeholders, statutory bodies and supportive organisations.
  • Experience of negotiating with public bodies such as Local Authorities, Health Trusts, Probation service and Private Sector organisations.
  • Knowledge of the regulator of social housing.
  • An understanding of and empathy with the needs of vulnerable young people.
  • The ability to manage successfully in a housing, support or care environment.
Address Line 1
34 Parkside Road
RG30 2DD
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Contract type
Part timePermanent
Greater Reading
£32,000-34,000 per annum
Rachel James, HR Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 957 5746
How to apply
For an application pack email
Open for applications from
11 December 2020
Closing date for applications
8 January 2021
Scheduled interview date
22 January 2021
Will my application be acknowledged?
We regret that we will only be able to acknowledge applications from shortlisted candidates