Job Title:                    Employment and Training Skills Worker
Location:                    Based at YMCA Surbiton
Contract:                    Permanent
Hours of Work:         40 hours per week, With Occasional Evening, late night and weekend shifts.
Salary:                       £23,296.00 per annum
Closing Date:            9 March, 2018

It is an exciting time to join YMCA St Paul’s group. The YMCA London South West, East London and Slough have recently merged their businesses and a further merger with West London YMCA is planned to complete in April 2018. This new organisation will have a growing presence across London and Slough.

We support vulnerable and homeless young people by providing hostel accommodation, pastoral care and community activities, as well as supported living and affordable move-on housing. We have recently been in the news after the successful innovative development of the Y Cube, a low cost modular home solution. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment where people are respected, heard and valued.
But that’s not all we do. We support children, providing daily activities such as soft play, breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. Our health and wellbeing centres offer people the opportunity to nurture their mind, body and spirit with gyms, group fitness classes and counselling, and we train local volunteers to work with our dedicated staff, as we fully believe in the positive benefits of community participation.
We’re affiliated to YMCA England, our national body, and share its passion to stand up for young people, to speak out on national issues that affect their lives and help them to find confidence in their own voice.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in the Accommodation Department, impacting the lives of residents and helping them move from dependence to independence. The post holder will plan, facilitate and implement a variety of learning activities at YMCA St Paul’s Group Wimbledon, to increase residents’ employability, academic attainment, and social integration skills. You will develop partnerships with local agencies, businesses and learning centres to enhance the opportunities for residents, and devise individual action plans to ensure that supported residents achieve their full potential, gain confidence and can take up paid or voluntary work. You will also monitor and evaluate internally run courses and programmes; recruit, train and support a team of volunteers to facilitate the programmes on offer; explore opportunities to expand the range of courses available and identify sources of funding.

The ideal candidate will hold a teaching qualification; have an understanding of different learning needs and styles, and how to provide appropriate opportunities for these; have knowledge of motivation methods to encourage involvement in education, employment and training. It is essential for candidates to have experience of designing and providing lesson plans and training sessions, and to be passionate about teaching and learning. Experience of working within a budget, and the ability to speak a second language would be beneficial for applicants. This new role is a result of a recent significant restructure of the YMCA St Paul’s Group Accommodation Department, undertaken to improve outcomes for our residents.
Your Application

YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. If you’re interested in this role please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you believe you are suitable for this role. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For a full job description and an application pack, please visit our website at:

Job Description
Guidance Notes
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


The closing date for this application is the 9 March 2018.
Charity No: 1041923