Working at City YMCA, London is a rewarding, demanding and enriching experience that leaves a significant mark in everyone's career history.

At present we have 25 employees who are always willing to go an extra mile to ensure that their work contributes to the achievement of the organisational mission to help young people build a future. This is about to increase to a team of 60 people. Come join us as we expand our impact for young people. 


Director of Housing and Youth Services

£59,054-£61,440 starting salary 

depending on skills and experience

Full-time, permanent. London

The Director of Housing and Youth Services is a newly established role, and you will be joining us at an incredible moment in our history. 

After a recent merger we now operate services across six London Boroughs and the City of London. We are also on the cusp of opening a brand new, flagship centre for homeless young people called LandAid House offering offer the opportunity for 146 young people to move off the streets and sofa’s and into a safe place they can call home. With it, they will have the opportunity to create a future of their own choosing. It is the first purpose-built accommodation designed for homeless young people in London for over a decade! We are very proud to be at the forefront of this change for young London.

As Director of Housing and Youth Services you will lead the strategic development and operational management of housing services across 5 sites, including the new flagship provision at LandAid House.  Your initial focus will be on bringing together staff, systems, and services to create a unified team within the merged organisation.  

Crucially, your role will also be to lead the strategic development and operational management of youth work, ensuring maximising of synergies between housing and youth with the shared focus on supporting young people to create a future of their own choosing.

As a member of the Executive Team you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our wider strategic development and help us seize future development and growth opportunities.

City YMCA London is an independent charity affiliated to the YMCA movement that was founded in 1844. Our work is based on the ethos of the international movement and we work across some of London's most deprived boroughs in Islington, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barnet and Hackney as well as the City of London.

We passionately believe that every young person should have the opportunity to build a future of their own choosing. Over the past fifty years we have helped over 30,000 isolated young people struggling with family breakdown, school exclusion, poor mental health and drug and alcohol dependencies. 


For more information and to apply, please visit 

Download our Candidate Brief

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07961 988 523 or email 

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.

Closing date:         Monday 15th February

First interviews:    Week beginning 22nd February

Final interviews:   Week beginning 1st March

Our Values


We undertake to work closely with local people, business, employers and other voluntary and community groups,  churches, other faith groups and partners to build a more tolerant, compassionate and respectful place in which we all can live and work.

Equality and Diversity

We value a diverse workforce and recognise the important role it has in promoting and encouraging tolerance, fairness and equality and in influencing others.


We pride ourselves on having a learning and development culture where staff delight in their personal and professional growth whilst in our employment.


Monarch Court in Hackney Wick   IMMEDIATE START 

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 15 February 2021

    One Housing Associate (Shift pattern: 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £19,363

    Two Housing Workers (Shift pattern 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £20,959

    One Rent Officer, 21 hours per week £26,405 pro rata

Tottenham Lane inCrouch End   IMMEDIATE START

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 15 February 2021

    One Complex Needs Worker (Shift pattern 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £24,102

    One Weekend DSO (Shift pattern 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £19,363 pro rata

LandAid House in Barbican   1 MARCH 2021 START

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 22 February 2021 but applications 

will be considered on a rolling basis

    Seven Housing Workers (Shift pattern 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £20,959

    One Housing Associate (Shift pattern 8am-4pm & 2-10pm) £19,363

    One Concierge (Shift pattern 7am-3pm Monday to Friday) £19,363

Tarling Road in Barnet   IMMEDIATE START

    Receptionist (Shift pattern 10 hours) £24,102

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