Whether you are a volunteer wanting to donate your time to help young people and vulnerable adults or a budding employee looking to embark upon your next career adventure – why not apply to join the Nottinghamshire YMCA community!

Become a Notts YMCA employee

With our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of all our programmes, Nottinghamshire YMCA is proud to welcome applicants from various backgrounds and possessing a range of different skillsets.

As a diverse charity supporting community development through supported housing, health and fitness, children’s services, youth services and community venues – we have a range of opportunities available from youth work to gym instructing.

Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is one of our highest priorities. We aim to ensure that everyone is welcomed into a safe, caring environment and takes a zero tolerance approach to all forms of abuse. Read our Safeguarding policy.

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Emma Sleight, YMCA Gym Duty Manager

“I love a challenge, and working at YMCA helps me to progress and grow.”

From leading classes and Zumbathons to managing operations and helping gym members achieve their personal goals – there is always something fun to keep Emma on her toes!

Read Emma’s journey


Current Job Vacancies

Emma Sleight YMCA Gym

Find out about the Wellbeing and Workplace Benefits on offer when you work for Nottinghamshire YMCA!

Trauma Informed Counsellor

Department: Housing
Responsible to: Housing Development Manager
Location: Mansfield and Ashfield (Nottinghamshire)
Hours37.5 hours per week (flexible)      
SalaryCirca £45k
Closing date: 9am on 06-03-2020

Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Department: Business Resource Centre
Responsible to: Business Resource Centre Manager
Location: Nottingham Community Voluntary Service in Nottingham city centre, and other sites if required 
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday, but to include bank holidays, evenings and weekends as required     
Salary: £17,600 per annum 
Closing date: 9am on 31-03-2020

Night Duty Officer (Goole)

Department: YMCA Housing
Responsible to: Lead Tenancy Sustainment Officer
Location: YMCA Goole hostel, East Riding of Yorkshire
Hours: Part time – 30 hours per week on a 3 week rotational shift pattern (to include evenings and nights through the week and weekends with rest days built in)
Salary: £8.75 per hour, £17,128.13 per annum
Closing date: 27-03-2020

Housing Officer

Department: YMCA Housing
Location: Shakespeare Street hostel / Mansfield hostel and transitional homes with travel as required
Hours: Full Time, Part Time and Casual roles available
Salary: £8.75 per hour, £17,128.13 per annum
Closing date: 5pm on 24-03-2020

Casual Play Leader

Department: YMCA Childcare
Responsible to: Childcare Service Manager / Senior Play Leader         

Location: Various locations across Childcare sites – Nottinghamshire

Salary: Up to £8.75 per hour

Closing date: 9am on 25-03-2020
Interview date: To be held as and when suitable applications are received

Casual Residential Social Care Worker

Location: Nottinghamshire
Hours: Casual hours, as-and-when required; including evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and night-awake shifts
Salary: £8.68 per hour
Closing date: 31-03-2020
Interview dates: ASAP

Casual Community & Activity Village Attendant

Location: YMCA Newark & Sherwood Community and Activity Village (NSCAV), 
Hours: Casual hours as-and-when required
Salary: £4.35 -£8.21 per hour dependent upon age
Closing date: 31-12-2021
Interview dates: ASAP

Benefits of working at YMCA

As a values based organisation, Nottinghamshire YMCA cares about the wellbeing of our staff – that is why we ensure a healthy programme of perks, benefits and opportunities are made available to our employees so everyone can strive to find that perfect work-life balance.

A comprehensive staff training programme is provided and we are pleased to offer contracted staff access to an excellent range of benefits.

View our Workplace Benefits

Join our team

If you like the sound of all this – why not check out our job vacancies above and join us! For updates on our latest jobs and opportunities at Nottinghamshire YMCA, please email recruitment@nottsymca.org.

Volunteer with us

Become a part of the Nottinghamshire YMCA family today and help us achieve our goals for promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. You can also get involved as a Volunteer at our sites.

Visit our volunteers page


  • I’ve seen a vacancy that looks perfect for me. How do I apply?

    If you would like to apply for a vacancy, please click ‘Apply Now’ to read the job description and person specification. You will then need to download and complete the application form before sending to recruitment@nottsymca.org.

    If you are struggling to complete the online form, please email recruitment@nottsymca.org, and we will be happy to help. Please note that we do not accept CVs unless clearly stated in the job advert, and keep in mind that we score applications based on the Person Specification for the role, so ensure you relate your answers to this. You can apply for multiple vacancies at any time.

  • Will I need any checks before I am employed?

    Yes. We will conduct a series of pre-employment checks following a conditional offer of employment. These may vary depending upon the role but, legally, all employees need to demonstrate evidence of the right to work in the UK, and many of our posts require an Enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory professional references.

    For night working roles, or if you declare any ongoing health issues, you may also be encouraged to attend an occupational health check. As we conduct these checks, we will keep you informed of the progress. However, the checks can take between 2-8 weeks to complete.

  • If I am unsuccessful, will I receive feedback?

    We will provide feedback when requested following interviews. However, we do not provide feedback on application forms. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date for a vacancy, then please assume you have not been successfully shortlisted.

  • Will you hold my application on file?

    Application forms will be kept for 6 months following submission. After this time, they will be deleted in line with our retention policy as well as compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

  • What is your Equal Opportunities Policy and how does it affect me?

    Nottinghamshire YMCA is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in the provision of services and as an employer. We strive to support all candidates and staff with any reasonable adjustments they may need and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

    We also welcome feedback upon ways we can improve our processes. Please contact recruitment@nottsymca.org if you would like to comment on our processes in relation to equal opportunities, or anything else that you have seen on our website.