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8 January 2020

YMCA St Paul's Group

Be a part of a dynamic team in a rewarding role!

Location: Chessington, Surbiton & Kingston
Contract: One Permanent (3pm to 6:15pm) and Maternity Cover (3pm to 6:15pm); Term time only Monday to Friday
Salary: £8.21 – £8.57 depending on experience

About 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.

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’.


About the role

This role is based at our South West sites including Chessington, Surbiton & Kingston and reports to the Afterschool Coordinator. The post holder will be part of the Children, Youth & Families Department providing a programme of breakfast and afterschool activities and care for children. This will include providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children through a range of appropriate activities, ensuring that they are age appropriate.

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Knowledge of child development and key stages
  • Basic health and safety knowledge
  • Experience of working with 4-11 year olds
  • Experience of working in a team
  • The ability to participate in a variety of play activities
  • Written skills to maintain children’s records, produce reports, etc

It is desirable but not essential to have an NVQ 2 Qualification/CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Playwork, Childcare and Education or Equivalent; to hold a current First Aid certificate; and to have experience of working with children with additional needs.


For more information about the role description please click on the job description below:

YMCA St Paul’s Group Play Worker Job Description.

Benefits include: On going staff development, training, opportunities for career progression, 25 days annual leave (increasing by a day per year to a maximum of 30 pro rata plus bank holidays), a pension scheme, free Life Assurance, Child Care vouchers scheme, Cycle2Work scheme, free Health cash plan including an Employee Assistance Programme.


To Apply

Complete the relevant application form along with the Equal Opportunities form and sent to:

External applications must be sent to Amy Newton at

Internal applications must be sent to

YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form  – For External Applicants

YMCA ST Pauls Group Application Form – For Internal Applicants
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
New Application Pack Guidance YMCA St Pauls Group
YMCA St Pauls Group Job Applicant Privacy Notice



We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive workplace for all people, where everyone feels valued. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people and are committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive. Furthermore, we are committed to providing adjustments and accessibility to candidates with a disability. Please make direct contact to discuss how we can support you throughout your candidate journey.

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.


The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.