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Current recruitment

[Our current vacancies are listed in the tabs below based on job type or location where appropriate. As part of the recruitment process, all employees undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to the enhanced level.

For further information on any of our posts, contact our Human Resources Department on 02382 145463 or email recruitment@ymca-fg.org stating the post you are interested in.

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Our apprenticeships in childcare are funded by the European Social Fund – investing in jobs and skills.

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

Can’t find a suitable post?

If you’d like to work for us but the right role isn’t available, contact us on recruitment@ymca-fg.org. We’ll keep hold of your details and contact you when we have a suitable role for you.   Alternatively, revisit this page for the latest vacancies or follow us on our social media.

Do you want to work within an exciting and active environment inspiring children to learn though play? We currently have the following vacancies, please click on the job title for the recruitment pack:

Nursery Manager (ref 701) – YMCA Nursery Newport / 40 hours per week / up to £28,000 per annum / 8 month contract. For an informal chat call Simon on 01983 861075. Closing date 30th April 2017

Administrator and Receptionist (ref 697) YMCA Nursery Woolston / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Kirsty on 02380 441648.  Closing date 6th April 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 681) YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Jo on 01489 772222.  Closing date 31st March 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 673)YMCA Nursery Gosport / 37.5 hours per week / fixed term / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Jo on 02392 504199.  Closing date 31st March 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 664) YMCA Nursery Gosport / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Jo on 02392 504199.  Closing date 31st March 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 696) YMCA Nursery Townhill / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Claire Baker on 02380 476283 Closing date 9th April 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 694) YMCA Nursery Woolston / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum.  For an informal chat, call Kirsty on 02380 441648. .  Closing date 16th April 2017 

Administrator / Receptionist (ref 693)YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor / 18 hours per week / £7,207.20 per annum. Call Jo for an informal chat on 01489 772222. Closing date 2nd April 2017

Lead Practitioner (ref 692) –  YMCA Nursery Woolston / 37.5 hours per week / up to £24,000 per annum. For an informal chat, call Kirsty on 02380 441648. Closing date 5th April 2017

Early Years Practitioners (ref 690)YMCA Nursery Newport / flexible hours / up to £8.46 per hour. For an informal chat please call Shar on 01983 52543.

Early Years Practitioner (ref 687)  – YMCA Nurseries Southampton / flexible hours / up to £8.46 per hour . For an informal chat please call Claire Baker on 02380 476283.  

Early Years Practitioner (ref 681) – YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor / up to £16,500 per annum / 37.5 hours per week. Closing date 13th March 2017.

If you hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare (or above) the minimum starting salary is £14,000 per annum for all of our childcare/early years roles.

If applying for one our Childcare Apprentice roles, please note all apprentices will be offered a permanant position at one of our settings on successful completion of their apprenticeship. This offer is dependant on good conduct, attendance and satisfactory work reviews.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply, click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Promoter – YMCA Fairthorne Group / up to £7.50 per hour

Do you enjoy engaging with the general public? Are you warm and welcoming? Could you promote the services we offer? If yes, then we have the role for you! We are looking to recruit a Promoter for summer events we attend across Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight (Ref 702). You will represent and promote the YMCA and the services we offer to an external customer audience at both externally (school/community fete and fairs) and by the YMCA run events. Our aim is to create a bank of people who are able to work weekends, with hours agreed in advance. Your new role can be very flexible, so you could either cover the whole area or just a small patch. For more information, please read the recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online) .

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply, click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses..

Volunteering roles We have a number of exciting opportunities for international volunteers at Fairthorne Manor this summer. Find out more on the link.

GYL Programme Leader (ref 699) / YMCA  Fairthorne Manor /6 days per week / £4,796 per annum (£22,672 FTE)

Do you want to provide inspirational experiences for young people aged 16-17? Then this could be the job for you.

The Global Youth Leaders (GYL) programme is a 4 week international residential programme for young people aged 16-17 who are looking for the next step in personal development. As a GYL leader you will be responsible for all participants during their stay. You will ensure they are welcomed and cared for, supporting their pastoral needs as well as keeping them engaged and focused on the programme. As a GYL leader you will live residentially on site with the participants will all meals provided.

This is for 11 weeks over the school summer holidays (21st June- 8th September 2017). You must be able to attend the training week. For more information, please read the recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online) .

Closing date 21st April 2017

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply, click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal address.

Instructor (Seasonal) ref 644 – YMCA Fairthorne Manor / £15,000 per annum / approx. 40 hours per week

Are you looking for an outdoor season with a twist? Interested in working with cultures and nationalities from around the world? Whilst also developing your skills as an outdoor instructor and helping others to do the same. Then YMCA Fairthorne Manor has the role for you.

You will engage and enthuse groups of children and young people, and also instruct a wide range of outdoor education activities.  These include traditional outdoor pursuits such as canoeing/kayaking and climbing. And extend to more educational sessions such as ecology or problem solving. You will play an important role in assisting with the high risk training and assessment of other team members made up of apprentices (level 2’s) and volunteers. You will also be responsible for assisting in the delivery of low risk training. You will provide a positive example of leadership and ensure best practice is delivered in all activities at the centre. Also keep centre procedures up to date according to National Governing Body guidelines and advice. For more information please read the recruitment pack and click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

This is a seasonal post running until 5th November 2017.

Closing date 31st March 2017

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply, click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Cleaner (ref 688) – YMCA Nursery & Library Weston / £4663.86 per annum

Are you an experienced cleaner who is efficient and takes a pride in their work? You will have full ownership of the cleanliness of the nursery and library so self motivation is required. A great part of the work would be undertaken during the nursery & library closing hours. However, some duties can be undertaken during the nursery/ library day so a good manor towards customers is essential. For more information please read the information pack  and click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Community Engagement Co-ordinator (ref 698) / YMCA Andover / up to £16,500 per annum  /37.5 hours per week.

We are now recruiting for a community engagement co-ordinator.  We want someone who can help us get to know the local community, organise and run YMCA community activities and raise our profile.  As a children’s and family organisation, we are looking for someone who can engage well with all aspects of the community but particularly children and families, and has the energy and spark to make things happen!  The successful candidate will also be experienced in running family programmes, be organised and able to work under own initiative.   Post is based at YMCA Andover, but will require occasional travel to other YMCA sites across Hampshire.  For more information please read the recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online) .

Closing date 18th April 2017

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

The YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. To apply click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Night Security (ref 648) – YMCA Housing Southampton / £18,720 per annum / 40 hours per week

Are you a ‘night owl’? Are you able to remain calm and reassuring in sometime challenging situations? Would you like to be part of making a difference in young people’s life who may have been disadvantaged, who just need a safe place to call home? If yes, then we have the job for you.Based at our Southampton Housing branch on the Avenue. As Night Security, you will be responsible for providing night time security cover and at times low level of housing related support, to those young people living on site – who need a safe place to call home. During the night you will ensure that the premises are secure, monitoring the CCTV, enforcing Policies & Procedure, maintaining accurate/timely incident logs, liaising with the Emergency Services and some housekeeping duties. You will have experience in working with challenging individuals and behaviour. An understanding of issues facing young people and the principals of Risk Assessment.

For more information please read the recruitment pack and click to Apply Now (online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Closing date 31st March 2017

Apply online now Applications for all posts can be made online.
Download an application form If our online service is unavailable, download and return a completed application form to recruitment@ymca-fg.org or YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

By becoming a part of the YMCA Fairthorne Group staff team you can access a number of great benefits, (after a qualifying period of 3 months). These include (but not an exhaustive list):-

  • 30% discount for your own child/dependant attending one of our nursery settings, (during your work time)
  • Holiday let on the Isle of Wight
  • A range of discounts for Daycamps
  • Discount on Birthday Parties
  • Free Membership  of YMCA Fairthorne Group
  • Holiday accrual with length of service
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Benefits are not contractual and may be subject to change.