Job Title: After School Club Play worker
Location: YMCA Surbiton
Contract: 39 Weeks a year – Term time only
Hours of Work: 16 hours Per week
Shift Pattern: Monday to Thursday, 2.30pm to 6.30pm (Additional hours may be available during half term holidays)
Salary: £8.17 – £8.57 per hour (Depending on the Qualification)
Closing Date: 1 June 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 seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Play worker to be part of the Children and Family Work Department, which provides high quality childcare, after school play opportunities at YMCA Surbiton. The Afterschool Club provides a place for children to come and play, explore, build on friendships and enjoy a wide range of activities.

It is essential to have some knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage; knowledge of child development and key stages; basic health and safety and the action that should be taken in respect of suspected abuse, experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds; experience of working in a team environment; be able to provide a safe, fun environment for children through a range of appropriate activities and play opportunities to meet the needs of diverse groups and to be able to communicate with parents or carers. It would be beneficial to hold a Level 2 Qualification in Play work or Childcare and to have experience providing constructive and stimulating play for children.

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 if you are selected for an interview you will be required to complete an application form, which will be sent out to you. 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.

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


Job Description Health After School Club Play Worker 
YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form 
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
YMCA  St Pauls Group Application Pack Guidance

The closing date for completed applications is 1 June 2018
Charity No: 1041923