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!

Senior Sports and Play Leader

Location: Edgewood Primary and Nursery School and Camp Williams      
Hours: Average of up to 32.70 hours per week including before and after school hours, evenings and weekends. Term time hours – 26 hours per week, School Holidays – 52.5 hours per week
Salary: £15,696.75 per annum – payable in 12 equal instalments
Closing date: 21-08-20
Interview date: ASAP

Casual Tenancy Sustainment Officer         

Department: Housing
Responsible to: Housing Development Manager
Location: Shakespeare Street Hostel or Mansfield Hostel with some travel to NCVS and Transitional Homes across the City and County when necessary
Hours: On an ad-hoc basis
Salary: Between £8.20 and £8.72 per hour dependent upon age  
Closing date: Ongoing
Interview date: ASAP

Residential Social Care Worker            

Department: Children’s Residential Care (YMCA Settled Care)
Responsible to: Assistant Managers and Registered Managers   
Location: Children’s Residential Care homes in the area of Nottinghamshire 
Hours: Full-time (37.5 Hours per week average – Shift pattern to include days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays, sleep-ins and lone working)
Casual work available
Salary: £18,000 – £19,000 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date: Ongoing
Interview date: ASAP

Domestic Assistant (City Transitional Homes)

Location: Transitional Houses, various locations across Nottinghamshire          
Department: Facility Management Team
Responsible to: Domestic Manager
Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours per week (Mon – Fri, 8:00 – 16.00)
Salary: £8.75 per hour / £17,138.13 per annum
Closing date: 9am on 14-08-2020
Interview date: ASAP

HR Advisor

Responsible to: Operations Manager – Human Resources
Location: Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham with regular travel to other sites as required  
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,000+ dependant on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 9am 03-08-2020 

Sports and Play Leader

Location: Djanogly Northgate Academy, Edgewood Primary and Nursery School and Camp Williams
Hours: Average of up to 34.2 hours per week including before and after school hours, evenings and weekends. (Term-time hours: 28 hours per week, School Holidays – 52.5 hours per week)
Salary: £15,618.75 per annum – payable in 12 equal instalments
Closing date: 9am on 05-08-2020
Interview date: ASAP

Reception and Applications Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Location: Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham city centre
Department: Business Resource Centre
Responsible to: BRC Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,299.41 per annum
Closing date: 10am on 10-10-2020
Interview date: ASAP after closing date

Play Leader

Location: Melbourne Park Youth and Community Centre Childcare Suite, Aspley, Nottingham
Department: YMCA Childcare
Responsible to: Senior Play Leader – Melbourne Park Childcare
Hours: Part-time – 25 hours per week, Term-Time only 
Salary: £9,576.88 per annum – payable in twelve equal instalments
Closing date: Midnight on 13-08-2020

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.