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Director of Empowering Futures

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Overall Responsibility:

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of Empowering Futures to lead the development and execution of a robust customer investment strategy aligned with MTVH's Corporate strategy. In this senior leadership role, you will collaborate closely with cross-directorate teams, ensuring the strategy's integration with MTVH's broader objectives, while providing substantial support to our residents. This position encompasses establishing and launching a new charity foundation, engaging with third-party funders and stakeholders, and nurturing a performance-oriented, people-centred culture within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Community Investment Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive community investment strategy aligned with MTVH's mission. Through research and engagement, identify community needs and establish partnerships with local entities, maximizing the impact of our initiatives.
  2. Charity Foundation Management: Lead the establishment of a new charity foundation, defining its mission and overseeing grantmaking processes. Ensure efficient allocation of funds to impactful programs that directly benefit MTVH residents.
  3. Resident Empowerment and Development: Design and implement empowering programs covering personal, professional, and economic development. Foster inclusivity, encouraging resident participation, and collaboration with local organizations for additional support services.
  4. Operational Oversight: Provide strategic direction to MTVH Migration Foundation, collaborating on budgeting, performance monitoring, and program evaluation. Ensure the alignment of foundation initiatives with MTVH's overarching goals.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy: Engage with residents, community leaders, local authorities, and partners, building strong relationships. Represent MTVH in external forums, advocating policies supporting resident well-being, and promoting a cohesive approach to community investment.


  • Proven experience in community investment, social services, or related fields.
  • Exceptional leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills.
  • Previous involvement in managing charitable foundations and grantmaking processes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social innovation and inclusive community development.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for the role by clicking the apply button and attaching the documents. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Interview Dates: 29th November-1st December. Interviews may include a presentation.

Please note:- we do not currently offer visa sponsorship.

What’s in it for you?

Our benefits include:-

  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time) per year
  • 2 volunteering days per year for things like helping out in local communities
  • An additional ‘Beliefs day’ once a year to have an extra a day off
  • Enhanced pension with matched contributions of up to 9%
  • Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
  • Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs which you can add your family members too
  • Tenancy deposit – interest free loan to help with rental deposits
  • Access to extensive learning and training opportunities with Wisebox platform
  • Colleague virtual social platform with our workplace pages where you can keep up to date with the organisational activity and link in with colleagues
  • Career progression across the organisation with our mentoring programme and apprenticeships
  • We are committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues and support this as an organisation

About us

Learn more about our benefits and organisation by viewing our attached document

Our promise

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) we want to capture the value that difference brings and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively ‘Serving people better every day’ to educate, support and develop all of our diverse employees and the communities that we serve.

We want every employee and every customer to feel comfortable enough to be their true self and are working tirelessly in the background to create an environment that encourages our employees to challenge non-inclusive behaviours and to be mindful of their own and other’s wellbeing.

Our core values of Dare, Care and Collaborate demonstrate that we are a people focused business, solving social issues by working together!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Welcome to MTVH!

Our organisation was built on a simple mission – to give people a safe, secure, and affordable home. That is as true today as it was in the 1950’s, when our founder Molly Huggins established on organisation to provide homes for Windrush migrants in London. Our core purpose I that “everyone should have a home and the chance to live well” To fulfil this vision, we work with partners to make our neighbourhoods – new and old - sustainable and vibrant places, where our customers want to live. We put people at the heart of everything we do and to guide is in every decision we make. Through managing more than 57,000 households we work at a scale that means our actions to achieve this have real impact.

We firmly believe that by serving people better every day, we will support a healthier, better cared for, and more prosperous society in the future. Like our founders before us, we will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our colleagues are crucial to our success in achieving this. Therefore, we are committed to investing in colleagues and creating the opportunity for them to develop. Our working environment has been designed to be one that brings out the very best in people.

We are a member of the National Housing Federation and the g15, which represents London’s 15 largest housing associations and houses one in 10 Londoners (

We also offer a wide range of benefits:-

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • In addition to annual leave a 'belief day' to be taken at a time of your choosing
  • 2 paid voluntary days to support your community
  • Smarter working is the MTVH approach to future working arrangements for colleagues registered as office-based to adapt to the needs of the customer.
  • Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
  • Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs
  • Enhanced pension with matched contributions up to a maximum of 9% contribution
  • Tenancy deposit – interest free loan to help with rental deposits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 'Nudge' financial wellbeing platform
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to extensive on-line training        
Company info
0203 535 3611
2nd Floor, The Grange
100 High Street
N14 6PW
United Kingdom

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