Job Title: After School Club Play worker 
Location: YMCA Walthamstow 
Contract: Term time only 
Hours of Work:  16.5 hours Per week                      
Salary: £9.32 per hour 
Closing Date: 8 May 2018


Organisation Context


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.

During these exciting times we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Play worker to be part of the Children and Family Work Staff team which provides high quality childcare and play opportunities at YMCA Surbiton. The Afterschool Clubs provide a place for children to come and play, explore, build on friendships and enjoy the outdoors.  Additional hours may be available during our holiday play schemes.

We are seeking someone who has experience of working with 4-11 year olds; can provide a safe, fun environment for the children through a range of appropriate activities and play opportunities; have a clear understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and take a role in activity planning and preparation. You will be required to actively contribute to the development and quality of the setting, possess effective verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate well with parents or carers.   A Play worker Qualification is desirable.

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.  As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept just a CV in lieu of a completed application form and if selected for interview you will be required to complete an application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.

Job Description After School Club Play Worker
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The closing date for completed applications is 8 May 2018

Charity No: 1041923