Work for our inclusive charity and the largest provider of accommodation for homeless people in London. You’ll be supporting young people and local communities to flourish.
We’re a diverse and inclusive organisation whose values shape our work culture as well as our strategy and policies. Being part of YMCA St Paul’s Group means not only working for a great London based charity supporting young people and communities but also being part of a national association and global movement.
Ensuring our staff feel valued and supported is an important element in making our charity successful. Becoming part of our team at YMCA St Paul’s Group all permanent staff members are entitled to the benefits you see below.
Annual leave year runs from 01 April until 31 March. SPG offers a generous annual leave scheme that increases with length of service.
Staff annual leave entitlement is 25 days, long service leave given to staff on 1st April after the 5th anniversary of your start date; 1 extra days leave, then an additional day each year until 30 days is reached.
All staff with eligible earnings are automatically enrolled into the pension plan (Scottish Widows) at the start of the third month of their employment.
Employer contributions are 3.5%. Employee contributions are a minimum of 3.5% which are made on a Salary Exchange basis (the amount is taken from your gross salary, before tax, which means that you will pay less Income Tax and National insurance giving tax relief). You do have the option to opt out of this arrangement.
Life Assurance is a type of insurance that continues indefinitely and pays out if there is a death in service. YMCA SPG provides free life assurance, giving two times your yearly salary to your nominated beneficiaries.
The EAP service provided by BHSF is a confidential, nationwide, 24/7, 365 days-a-year service. Support can be accessed via a telephone helpline (which is also available to your immediate family). The helpline offers accredited counsellors who provide a phone counselling service as well as information specialists who give support and advice on health and wellbeing issues, and also information on personal legal and financial matters.
You can use the service as often as you wish and you will remain totally anonymous.
We are a workplace committed to your development and growth:
Becoming part of our team at YMCA St Paul’s Group you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and become the best you can be.
· You will have a personal development pathway, ensuring you have the skills you need to do your job
· You will have free access to a E-learning hub with over 250 courses A central training calendar offering remote and face-to-face training sessions covering a range of topics including personal and professional development.
· You will have support with academic and professional qualifications, and apprenticeship courses ranging from NVQ Level 2 up to Level 7 spanning many disciplines.
· You will have secondments and volunteering opportunities to gain skills as well as try out new job opportunities.
This benefit saves you 25-39% on a bike and accessories (or even more when there are further promotions and offers).
This is a ‘salary sacrifice’ employee benefit the benefit being a bike and/or accessories. The salary sacrifice is taken from your gross salary (before tax) which means that you will pay less Income Tax and National insurance.
Access to our dedicated rewards programme, and Thrive! portal ( provided by Reward Gateway) which will give you discounts, special offers and cashback at hundreds of different places, including high street retailers, travel companies and utility suppliers.
Cafés and Canteens:
Discount off 15% on food purchased.
We have a number of sporting facilities including Hampton Pool, fitness centres (based in South, South West and East London), sporting facilities, saunas and a large range of activities and exercise classes, all of which can be used by staff without charge depending on availability.
We offer interest free loans for season tickets for those who have passed their probationary period.
Staff identified as users of display screen equipment (DSE), as defined by the H&S Regulations, will be offered an eyesight test by an optician approved by YMCA SPG.
Our Family-friendly policies help staff to balance and benefit both in work and family life. We recognise the importance of being there for your family and aim to support you in caring for your family in times of need.
Our policies include our maternity policy with enhanced pay, our flexible and hybrid working policies, our menopause policy, and our bereavement support policy with paid compassionate leave.
YMCA St Pauls group is committed to hearing your unique voice.
Working at YMCA St Paul’s Group you will be working for an organisation that champions Diversity and Inclusion:
- You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation that champions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within our workplace, the services we offer and the communities we serve.
- You will be given a place to belong, enabling you to bring their best selves to work
- You will have the chance to be a champion for change, engaging and taking part in our Employee Resource Groups (currently focused on Race, Women, Disability and LGBTQIA+)
What our staff think
I joined the YMCA St Paul’s Group because I wanted to give something back by using my skills and passion for getting the best outcome for those who need it most in society.
I find it rewarding that by working as part of a team, we improve the lives of those who use, work, live, and are part of the community of YMCA St Pauls group. YMCA’s ethos of body, mind and spirit creates a unique and reflective culture where delivery and results have a purpose of improving lives.
I would highly recommend joining if you care and want to be part of a team that makes a positive difference – YMCA St Paul’s Group is for you.
Hala Osman, Committee Member
We expect to be generous with our kindness, compassion and respect, treating others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
We value all people, of faith and none and welcome all by celebrating diversity and challenging inequality. Within our internal teams, service users and other community collaborators we recognise the best solutions are co-created.
We know that everyone is unique, and we want to resource and equip people so that they can hope for a better future and make the best decisions.
We understand that everyone has the potential for wholeness in body, mind and spirit. We acknowledge where brokenness and hurt have damaged this fullness of life and commit to encouraging and empowering others to grow.
We place relationship at the heart of all we do, knowing that we grow better together. We will consider the thinking, emotions, personality and situation of each individual and we will draw out and support resilience, learning and transformative personal development.
Our recruitment approach
We are an equal opportunities employer. We know the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. We are a Christian organisation who welcomes and serves all faiths and none. Employees are required to respect our ethos and uphold our values.
The vision of YMCA St Paul’s Group is of ‘places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. To do that we need to ensure that we safeguard the needs of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, who use our services.
Safeguarding is a key priority of the Charity and as such we have a requirement for all staff, volunteers and contractors to support us in its delivery.
As part of that commitment, we do require that once shortlisted, candidates make the necessary disclosures in advance of a Disclosure and Barring Service Check being made at the appropriate level should you reach the offer stage.
Please see the below guidance in regards to our application and recruitment practices.