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 YMCA community!


Become a YMCA employee

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

Our organisation is made up of people of all ages and walks of life who work side by side to strengthen communities and enable those we support to become the best that they can be. Read our full Diversity Statement here.

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.

Current Job Vacancies

Click on a department to see their openings, or scroll down to see them all.


Jobs in Housing

Our hostels and transitional homes offer a safe place to call home, with support and guidance to help residents move on to independent living.

Housing Development Manager (Nottingham)

Location: Nottingham City
Responsible to: Operations Manager – Service Delivery
Salary: £36,057 pa


Night Duty Officer (Goole)

Location: Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
Responsible to: Lead Tenancy Sustainment Officer
Salary: £9.88 per hour


Operations Manager (Service Delivery)

Location: Nottingham and County
Responsible to: Head of Service
Salary: £49,857.60 pa


Opportunity and Change Personal Navigator – Multiple complex needs

Location: Nottingham and County
Responsible to: Support Team Manager
Salary: £22,287 pa

Domestic Assistant

Location: Mansfield and County
Responsible to:Domestic Team Leader
Salary: National Minimum Wage


Tenancy Sustainment Officer

Location: Nottingham and County
Responsible to: Housing Manager – City
Salary: £20,553.75 pa


Social Worker

Location: Nottingham City and County
Salary: £25,980 pa


Casual Housing Officer

Location: Worksop
Responsible to: Shift Manager
Salary: £9.50 per hour


Casual Housing Officer

Location: Mansfield
Responsible to: Shift Manager
Salary: £9.50 per hour

Children’s Residential Care

Jobs in Children’s Residential Care

Providing loving, nurturing family-style homes with Trauma Informed Care to children unable to live with their own families.

In this department, a welcome payment of £250.00 is payable upon joining with a further £250.00 paid upon successful completion of probation period.


Children’s Residential – Registered Manager

Location: East Riding, Yorkshire
Responsible to: Area Manager and Operations Manager
Salary: £40,000-£43,000 pa


Residential Social Care Worker (Multiple Roles Available)

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire or East Riding
Responsible to: Assistant Manager and Registered Manager
Salary: £18,000-£19,000 pa + £45 per sleep in


Team Leader

Location: Goole
Responsible to: Registered Manager

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 pa


Team Leader

Location: Newark
Responsible to: Registered Manager

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 pa + £45 per sleep-in


Deputy Manager

Location: Newark
Responsible to: Registered Manager

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 pa + £45 per sleep in

Children, Youth and Families

Jobs in Children, Youth and Families

From childcare to outdoor education, mentoring to creative youth programmes, our CYF department is always growing to meet the changing needs and aspirations of local young people and their families.


Casual Creative Leader

Location: Venues across Nottinghamshire
Responsible to: Assistant Operations Manager – Youth
Salary: £15 per hour


Casual Play Leader

Location: Schools across Nottinghamshire
Responsible to: Senior Play Leader
Salary: £8.91 per hour


Assistant Operations Manager – Youth Services

Location: Nottingham, with travel
Responsible to: Operations Manager – Children, Youth and Family Programmes
Salary: £35,000-£37,000 pa


Senior Play Leader

Location: Djanogly Northgate Academy (New Basford)
Responsible to: Assistant Operations Manager
Hours: 25 per week (term-time); 50 per week (school holidays)
Salary: £14,925.94 per annum


Play Leader (x2 roles available)

Location: Middleton Primary and Nursery School (Wollaton) or St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School (Aspley)
Responsible to: Senior Play Leader / Assistant Operations Manager
Hours: 16 per week
Salary: £8.91 per hour


Casual Camp Leader (School Holidays)

Location:The Nottingham Emmanuel School (West Bridgford)
Responsible to: 
Camps Service Manager
Salary: National Minimum Wage


Outdoor Education Co-ordinator (18 month FTC)

Location: Nottingham, with travel
Department: Children, Youth & Families
Responsible to: Outdoor & Adventure Service Manager
Hours: 30 per week
Salary: £24,500-£26,500 pro-rata pa

Health, Wellbeing & Sports

Jobs in Health, Wellbeing & Sports

We create inclusive, welcoming health facilities and services, each designed to support the community’s physical and mental wellbeing.


Contracted CrossFit Coach

Location: YMCA Gym (Nottingham city centre)
Responsible to: 
1871 Head Coach
Hours: 23.5 hours per week
Salary: £10.92 per hour


Fitness Advisor

Location: YMCA Gym (Nottingham city centre)
Responsible to: 
Health & Fitness Gym Manager
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: £9.88 per hour


Casual 1871 CrossFit Coach

Location: YMCA Gym (Nottingham city centre)
Responsible to: Operations Manager, Health & Leisure
Salary: £13.00 per hour

Support Services

Jobs in Support Services

Our Support Services include departments such as Finance, Marketing, Business Resource Centre (BRC), IT, Funding, and HR – each function supporting our delivery teams to make the best possible impact for our community.

Management Accountant

Location: Flexible – Nottingham and home
Responsible to: 
Finance Controller
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 pa


Jobs in Hospitality

Based at the beautiful Malt Cross in Nottingham, and coming soon to the YMCA Village in Newark, our hospitality department facilitates exceptional experiences with a focus on social good. 100% not-for-profit, we host performances, workshops, corporate training, private event hire and more.

No current vacancies!

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.

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

Janice Grant, YMCA Housing Trauma Informed Support Counsellor

YMCA’s Trauma Informed Counsellor Janice Grant shares her experiences of supporting young residents with multiple complex needs through the ‘Get Out and Get Active’ programme funded by Sport England, and ‘Getting into Sport’ via YMCA Outdoor Education team.

Watch janice’s video interview



  • 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.

  • Will I be working in an office during the pandemic?

    Location is largely dependent upon the role for which you apply. For many of our frontline job vacancies – such as working in our hostels, children’s homes, maintenance or domestic teams etc. – you will need to be located on site to ensure our charity can continue delivering high quality life-changing services for our community’s most vulnerable members.

    There are some vacancies where staff do not always need to be on site – e.g. some support services – in which case home working arrangements on a full or hybrid (part-office, part-home) basis may be possible for the duration of the pandemic lockdowns if agreed beforehand with your line manager.

    It is important to note that all our venues and locations operate a COVID-safe policy in line with all up-to-date government guidelines to ensure our staff team and service users alike can feel safe and empowered at YMCA. Hand sanitisers are in place at every YMCA location with social distancing measures and one-way systems in place where appropriate.

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

    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.