Jeff Salter


Jeff Salter (Vice Principal)

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Jeff Salter is Vice Principal at the YMCA George Williams College and specialises in the field of principle-centred leadership and management. He has led, taught and written material at the College since 1997 including chapters and study items on developing informed and committed workers and managing conflict. He initiated the College’s current suite of MA programmes and is responsible for developing College partnerships with Canterbury Christ Church University and the Rank Foundation. He is currently  contributing to a leadership strategy programme with YMCA England and is developing The Centre for Reflective Leadership which will provide opportunities, programmes and support for the College’s  past graduates, friends and the wider field with the principles of ‘journeying, learning and leading’ at its heart.

Prior to the College, Jeff was  Deputy Principal Youth Officer  in an Outer London borough where he was responsible  for the service and staff development at eleven youth service locations, Senior Neighbourhood Officer in another London borough where he developed and ran services with an area brief and he started his youth work career as a Senior Youth and Community Worker at a Youth and Community Centre in North London developing  the social, educational and recreational needs of the local Jewish community, especially young people. He has also been a managing director of an international holiday school for young people, a RE teacher in a London comprehensive school and a sports coach.

Jeff has an MSc in Human Resource Development from South Bank University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Roehampton Institute and a BA (Hons) from Kent University. As a member of the College Senior Management Team, he has corporate responsibility for the management and delivery of the College’s offer, particularly leading and managing the work related to curriculum development, delivery and assessment.   He currently teaches on and writes for the management and leadership modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, a counselling and helping skills module on the undergraduate programme as well as offering tutorial support to students individually and collectively.

As the College’s Rank Tutor, he trains and produces support materials for a national network of voluntary youth and community work agencies and managers supported by the Rank Foundation, the Joseph Rank Trust and the Robertson Trust. Additionally, he is currently developing a series of Managers’ Retreats with the Foundation and is a steering group member of the YARN Network, contributing to strategy, writing, conference preparation and delivery on behalf of Rank’s network of projects.

He has performed a consultancy role for many agencies and projects primarily around leadership and quality assurance issues and has successfully bid for funding throughout his professional career, most recently from the Rank Foundation, Barclays Capital and the Joseph Rank Trust.