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27 September 2019

  • Permanent
  • Voluntary
  • YMCA Wimbledon
  • Applications have closed.

YMCA St Paul's Group

Voluntary, 3 hours per week

Location: YMCA Wimbledon
Contract: Permanent; Voluntary
Salary: N/A

Organisation Context

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 our YMCA in Surbiton, reporting to the Counselling Supervisor. The postholder will be expected to provide counselling services. This will include ensuring the systems and functions for Counselling operate professionally, ethically and within the aims and ethos of the YMCA St Paul’s Group.

Applicants should have:

  • Excellent administration skills
  • Ability to commit to 3 hours of clients work and fortnightly supervision for at least a year
  • 2nd year or above on a diploma level (or higher) counselling or psychotherapy training

It is beneficial but not essential for applicants to have voluntary or paid experience of working within a similar housing/community environment.

Closing date: 25th October 2019

YMCA St Paul’s Group Volunteer Counsellor Job Description
YMCA St Paul’s Group Application Form
YMCA St Paul’s Group Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
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YMCASPG 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. 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.