Responsible to:                      Centre Services Support Manager

Based at Location:                 YMCA Hawker, although the post holder may be requested to work at any YMCA London South West Site

Contract:                                 Permanent

Hours:                                     35 hours (Mon – Fri 2-9pm). These shifts are subject to alteration

Closing Date:                          29th March 2019


Context of the Organisation

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night. As well as accommodation, education and training, the Association is focused on the transformation of communities through its 6+ Health and Wellbeing Centres, including an outdoor swimming pool and a wide range of Children, Youth and Family programmes including nurseries, after school clubs and soft play centres. Through the merger and accompanying new investment we expect the range, reach and impact of our services to grow so that we can better realise our vision.

The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.


Job Purpose

We are looking for someone to provide a high quality cleaning service within the YMCA Hawker premises including the Health and Wellbeing (Gym & Studios) area, changing rooms, children’s soft play area and all communal areas at YMCA Hawker.  Keeping areas tidy and safe and creating a pleasant environment for users/visitors and providing a listening ear to service users and members of the public; reporting concerns or repair issues as appropriate


Terms and Conditions of Employment


£8.17 per hour

Hours of Work

35 hours (Mon – Fri 2-9pm). These shifts are subject to alteration

Annual Leave

Commencing at 25 days per annum plus public holidays (for five day per week workers; otherwise pro-rata).

Conditions of Appointment

Subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance, Disclosure & Barring Service check and verification of ability to work in the United Kingdom.  Also required to wear staff badge, and where appropriate, supplied uniform.

Probation Period

Six months.

Continuity of Service

For those already employed within the YMCA Federation, continuity of service will be recognised for pension and annual leave entitlement, but not statutory rights.

Notice Period

One week during the probation period and then a minimum of one calendar month.


Subject to certain criteria set by Government, you will be auto-enrolled into our chosen workplace pension scheme. The default position on Auto-Enrolment will be for your contributions to be made on a Salary Exchange basis, but you will have the option to opt-out of this arrangement.  In respect of these Salary Exchange arrangements, you agree that your gross pay will be reduced by an amount equal to your Salary Exchange contributions.

Other Benefits

Free use of the health and fitness facilities; a staff discount in restaurants.


To Apply

Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o


Closing date : 29th March 2019                                 Charity No: 1041923

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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 St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values