The post-holder will join The Wood Foundation’s senior management team with direct responsibility for the YPI team and ensuring the well-established curricular programme continuously evolves to offer maximum value to its hundreds of school partners.
Ali MacLachlan, UK Director at The Wood Foundation, said:
“We are looking forward to welcoming a YPI Director to our team to bring fresh thinking, dynamism, and expertise to our programme development and delivery. This role has been designed to respond to the needs and potential of our programme and wider organisation. This is a great opportunity to appoint someone who will add real value to our existing structures and operations, aligned with our commitment to innovation and being a visionary programme manager and funder.”
The YPI Director has an exciting opportunity to enrich and advance the programme, realising new opportunities for its development. The YPI Director will also manage partnerships with key stakeholders, including external funding partners for YPI, as well as strategic, peer organisations.
YPI is one of the biggest independent initiatives being delivered through the Scottish curriculum and has engaged more than 200,000 young people who have taken responsibility for £4.5m of charitable giving since it was launched in Scotland in 2008.
Jonathan Christie, Deputy UK Director at The Wood Foundation, will be embarking upon a new position from spring 2021. Jonathan has led YPI for 10 years, playing an integral role in its growth, development, and sustainability.