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 This project is an after school programming club to teach software development skills to inner city boys who otherwise would not have access to the equipment, the experts and the shared space to learn with friends. We aim to train up to 50 boys over the next two terms, building an evidence base to access additional funding to continue the project. Donating will enable the boys to build new skills and confidence, raising their aspiration and career ambitions.

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Please contact us if you could provide any ressources to support our young Leaders:

- Books

- Sports equipments

- IT equipments


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  • Work with us


We are currently looking for Saturday Leaders to support our Education Team and after school tutors on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


About after school tutors we are looking for people who want to support a small group or one-to-one learner, lead a set of activities using resources provided, encourage enjoyment of learning and build self-confidence with praise and feedback.


About Saturday Leaders we are looking for people who want to support small groups of boys (aged 8 to 16) through educational and leadership activities, motivate them to stay on task and discuss the activities with them, provide a positive role model through a mentor-like relationship. There is also the possibility to get involved in planning and leading the sessions if appropriate


Please dowload this form and contact us sending an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to join SYLA's Education Team.

You can also:WAMIMS3bis

- arrange a visit at your place of work

- lead a WAMIMS session. 

‘Walk a mile in my shoes’ is a question and answer session where boys get an opportunity to follow someone’s life journey. We invite members of the community to come to our Saturday leadership session to bring items that reflect their jobs or interests and share stories of their education, career, hobbies, and discuss their goals and aspirations. The initiative was developed to expose boys to a broad spectrum of people from the community and introduce new leisure pursuits and career options. Previous contributors have included a policeman, a fisheries/science officer, a young entrepreneur and an extreme sports enthusiast and mountaineer.





Chief Executive                                     Salary £36,000 - £40,000                 35 Hours per week


Southside Young Leaders Academy is a growing youth charity based in south London, and we are looking for a new Chief Executive to join us as we move into the exciting next phase of our development.  The post holder will have the opportunity to work with boys with African and African-Caribbean heritage, making a difference to their life chances in often very challenging circumstances.   Your work will help them raise their aspirations, and make the most of their potential – academically, professionally, but most of all, personally.


The Chief Executive is responsible for making Southside’s strategy happen.  We are currently part-way through delivering our 2020 strategy, and we will need the new Chief Executive to drive the process of developing the next strategy through to 2025 and beyond.  Day-to-day, the Chief Executive has oversight of all Southside’s operations. 


Broadly, these fall into three outward-facing parts, as well as the internal management. 

Outwardly-facing, we have: a Leadership Programme, which is the core of how we work with our boys, developing the leadership capability in all senses; an Education Programme, which supports boys with their academic needs – whether that’s helping them fill in gaps, or stretching them to achieve the very best; and our Parents’ Programme, which works with boys’ parents to help them develop, as parents and as individuals.

Internally, the Chief Executive is responsible for Southside’s smooth running, which includes: oversight of our financial management; leading fundraising; managing performance, both corporate and individual; supporting effective Board governance, and; stakeholder management, with partners, schools, and funders. 


The Chief Executive leads a team of three permanent staff, alongside a number of sessional workers, contractors and volunteers.  The Chief Executive has line management responsibility for these permanent roles.  The post holder reports to the Board of Trustees, who are active in supporting the Chief Executive in his or her development – our Board currently includes Trustees with backgrounds in the law, accountancy, business, consultancy and the voluntary sector


For more information and to apply, visit our website to download and complete the application form. If you would like a hard copy of the application form to complete instead please contact our office on 02077019055 and request it to be sent to you. 


Regrettably, due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.   


Application Form  

Chief Executive Job Pack


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- Agency/School referral

- Family self-referral


Southside Young Leaders' Academy


54 Camberwell Road
London, SE5 0EW
020 7701 9055

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