Chief Executive Officer

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 24 February, 2020 - 09:30
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Tees Valley YMCA

Can you lead Tees Valley YMCA as a key provider of housing and youth services for young people?


Tees Valley YMCA is a key provider of supported accommodation and youth work. Based in Darlington, and working across some areas of Tees Valley we have been working to empower young people to have positive futures through housing related support, youth work, training and prevention services since 1993

The CEO role is crucial to leading this exciting and forward-thinking organisation into its next stage of development. We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated, creative and dynamic leader with exceptional leadership qualities, who is passionate about making a significant difference to the lives of young people.

The Board delegates responsibility for management, and day-to-day operations, to the CEO in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The CEO provides direction and enabling to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.

You will lead a team focused on getting the best possible outcomes for young people. You will be relationship builder and cross sector partnership broker with key stakeholders including young people, funders, commissioners, strategic partners and fellow providers ensuring the sustainability of Tees Valley YMCA. 

As our CEO, you will have a track record of leadership skills, senior management experience and knowledge of the charitable sector. In addition, you will have experience of working in settings supporting young people, preferably housing and youth work.

You will also have excellent communication skills and have significant business acumen in order to develop the charity and maximise new opportunities for income generation and delivery. Working to sustain the organisation, you will inspire a team to work efficiently, creating the most impact in all areas of delivery. You will be experienced with finance and change management.

Tees valley YMCA is a great place to work. We offer an excellent benefits package including 30 days’ holiday, access to our employee benefits and a pension scheme. When joining us, you will also enjoy all the satisfaction of making a measurable difference to the 1500 young people we support every year.

Application is by completed form; no CVs.

Closing date: 9.30am on Monday 24th February

Interview date: w/c 2th March 2020.


Salary: Circa £50,000


To request an Application Form, please contact Alison Wennington:


Tees Valley YMCA is an Equal Opportunities employer. 

Charity No: 1020171 and company limited by guarantee Company No: 2794134