Location:  Walthamstow

Contract:  Permanent, Part time (16.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri, Term Time Only)

Salary:     £9.44 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 Club Leader. The postholder will be expected to work as part of the Children and Family Work Department in providing a programme of afterschool activities and care for children.

The hours will be after school from 3pm to 6:15pm.

Applicants should:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 2 in Playwork (Or equivalent)
  • Hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate or be willing to train within 6 months 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

Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o zoe.sheehan@hrinitiatives.co.uk


Closing date: 5th August 2019                        Charity No: 1041923

YMCA St Paul’s Group After School Club Playworker Job Description
YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form 
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
New Application Pack Guidance YMCA St Pauls Group

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 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