Young Woman at YMCA

1 October 2019

  • Fixed term
  • YMCA Wimbledon
  • Applications have closed.

YMCA St Paul's Group

Location:  Based at YMCA Wimbledon, SW19, expected to regularly visit and work at all Merton Night Shelter venues, and may be required to work at any YMCA St Paul’s Group location

Contract:  Fixed term; 40 hours per week (as required to run the service), including evenings, weekends and public holidays

Salary:     £14.40 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.

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 the YMCA in Wimbledon, reporting to the Area Housing Manager and responsible for Project Assistants (MWNS), Venue Coordinators and Volunteers. The postholder will be expected to develop and maintain the project plan for the Winter Night Shelter (WNS). This will include identifying and approaching suitable venues to host WNS to ensure the period of the shelter scheme (November to April/May) is covered including the extended period. The postholder will also be responsible for recruiting and supervising a team of assistants who will be instrumental in the day-to-day running of the night shelters.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience of working face to face with homeless people
  • Experience of handling housing referrals and assessments
  • Knowledge of the local area housing provision
  • Understanding of the benefits system and problems facing homeless people
  • Ability to lead and support the team you are responsible for


It is beneficial but not essential for applicants to have experience of working with people who are suffering from addiction and/or mental health illnesses; a full driving licence and access to own vehicle.

To Apply

Complete the Application Packs and click “Apply” below

Closing date: 15th October 2019

YMCA St Paul’s Group Project Coordinator (Merton Winter Night Shelter) Job Description
YMCA St Paul’s Group Application Form
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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. We aim to make our recruitment process as accessible and inclusive as possible, so if candidates need any reasonable adjustments during the process, please let us know.

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.