Benefits of working at YMCA

As a values based organisation, 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.

“The YMCA benefits package is the best I have ever accessed.”

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When you join YMCA, you gain access to a broad range of employee benefits. Some of them are subject to successfully passing your probation period, but others can be accessed from day one. They include:

  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Auto-enrollment onto pension scheme with Royal London
  • Paid sick leave that rises in line with length of service
  • Death in Service Benefits
  • Subsidised childcare at YMCA Day Camps
  • Regular supervisions and 121 support from your Manager
  • Cash-back Health Scheme with Westfield
  • Travel allowance

Development opportunities

  • Range of training programmes
  • Volunteer days (one day a year paid volunteer leave)
  • Chance to work-shadow across the organisation
  • Mental Health First Aid training

…And even more benefits once you are confirmed in post, including:

  • Green travel loan
  • Training and development loans
  • Membership of Westfield Health Cash-back plan or financial support towards travel, childcare or gym membership costs

Staff Wellbeing programme

As an approved Mindful Employer, YMCA is dedicated to promoting staff wellbeing both in and out of the workplace.

We are signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter, which means we are supportive of people living with and/or experiencing mental health issues. We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and genuinely care for our workforce.

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Our wellbeing programme includes access to:

  • Subsidised workplace massages
  • One volunteer day per year
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Free wellbeing seminars
  • Workplace Chaplain
  • Smoke cessation support
  • Free access to Student Counsellors (subject to availability)
  • Staff Away Days and trips
  • Free hot drinks and machine-filtered drinking water at all sites
  • Events such as Aromatherapy workshops and wellbeing walks
  • A pool of qualified Mental Health Champions
  • Range of training on wellbeing initiatives such as Sleep and Emotional Resilience
To find out more about our wellbeing initiatives, please feel welcome to contact our HR team on