Director, UK

Souster Youth Trust
April 29, 2024
May 29, 2024
Thrapston, Kettering, United Kingdom
Job Type


The Director is a major appointment for Souster Youth and will play a key role in leading and developing our work.
Souster Youth needs a dynamic, creative, and goal orientated leader to focus on meeting the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of young people within the defined catchment area.

1.To lead the development and implementation of the vision and strategy of Souster Youth Trust.
2. To develop and promote the trust as a leading, innovative, and valued charity, supported by young people, schools, churches and the wider community.
3. To lead the staff team and volunteers, ensuring safe recruitment, management and appraisals, support, training and development.
4. To work closely with secondary schools, ensuring the continuous improvement of the service provided to them in response to emerging needs and opportunities.
5. To maintain and grow networks and partnerships with churches, relevant organisations, funders and other stakeholders.
6. To mentor and support the staff team by working alongside them directly with young people to model good practice.
7. To enable the voice of young people to be heard in decision-making and shaping of strategy and priorities.
8. To ensure compliance with legislation and champion best practice, with particular regard to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and other policies.
9. To oversee the administration and financial systems.
10. To actively manage the budget and fundraising, working towards the financial sustainability of the trust.
11. To work with the Board of Trustees, providing advice and reports as required.
12. To engage with regular line management, annual review, and commit to continuing professional development.
Team structure:
Based at Souster Youth Trust, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, the Director leads a team of 4 staff and over 20 volunteers.
The Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and receives line management from the Chair of the board.

Salary from £38,000 depending on qualifications/experience

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