Smiling staff at YMCA

1 November 2019

  • Permanent
  • Walthamstow
  • Applications have closed.

26.75 hours per week, Term Time Only, £10.50 per hour

Leadership opportunity, creative and supportive work environment

Are you looking for an environment where you can thrive and develop your leadership skills? We want to hear from you!

Location: Walthamstow
Contract: Permanent, Part time (26.75 hours per week, Term Time Only)
Salary: £10.50 per hour

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’.


The role

This role is based at our YMCA in Walthamstow (spread across Waltham Forest, Redbridge/Woodford, Newham/Upton Park), reporting to the After School Club Coordinator. The postholder will be expected to be responsible for the running of the Breakfast & After School Club in line with YMCA St Pauls Group standards and procedures. They will also be expected to lead a team in the delivery of high quality child care for primary aged children.

Applicants should:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in Playwork (Or equivalent)
  • Hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate or be willing to train within 6 months starting in post
  • Hold a current Food Safety certificate or willingness to train within 6 months of starting in post
  • Have previous experience of providing care for groups of children of primary school age
  • Have previous experience of providing play activities for groups of children of primary school age


To Apply

For External Candidates – Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment partner Morgan Hunt at

For Internal Candidates – Application Packs should be directed to


YMCA St Paul’s Group After School Club Leader JD

YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form for External Applicants

YMCA ST Paul’s Group Application From for Internal Applicants

YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form

YMCA  St Pauls Group Application Pack Guidance

YMCA St Pauls Group Job Applicant Privacy Notice


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. 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