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YMCA Norfolk wants an inspiring housing leader 

YMCA Norfolk is currently recruiting for a Housing Director to lead its passionate housing team – which supports 360 homeless young people each year.

The local charity delivers county-wide operations, offering a range of accommodation services from youth hostels, self-contained flatlets and supported housing in Great Yarmouth, Norwich and King’s Lynn. 

Working alongside the organisation’s CEO and 3 directors, the Housing Director role presents the opportunity to develop YMCA Norfolk’s accommodation services, manage an existing team of Housing managers, and provide collective, strategic leadership. 

Current housing clients have praised YMCA Norfolk’s housing team for their ‘encouragement,’ ‘patience,’ and for being the resident’s ‘biggest supporters.’

Andrew Fountain, Norwich-based YMCA Norfolk resident, commented on his journey: “In all honestly, I don’t think I would be alive without YMCA Norfolk. Since joining and living here, my mental health has drastically improved.

“I’ve been presented with opportunities to take part in employment projects such as On Track and Kick the Dust, and I now work at a Norwich museum – which has been a dream of mine since I was 8-years-old.

“None of this would’ve been possible without YMCA Norfolk. Since living here, I’ve learnt to trust the process, trust the staff and trust myself – because things do get better.” 

YMCA Norfolk are activity seeking to grow their housing provision and directors are continuously exploring new ways to expand operations and reach those most in-need.

Moreover, housing-based projects such as Life Ready Gardening have recently won national awards for their successful impact, with staff keen to further roll-out opportunities for positive engagement with young people.

John Lee, YMCA Norfolk CEO, said: “Housing and accommodation services are vital to our mission. As the level of need in Norfolk increases, we are seeking to increase the amount of support we can offer.
“It is an exciting time at YMCA Norfolk – we have significant opportunities ahead of us. We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual who can help us to expand our housing provisions and grow our presence in the Norfolk community. 

“If you are passionate about creating environments where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive, then we would love to hear from you.”

A recruitment pack with further details on the role can be found here.

For further information, including an application form for the job role, please contact will.worthington@morganhunt.com

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