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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:

Lead Practitioner (ref 736) – YMCA Nursery Shanklin / 37.5 hours per week / up to £24,000 per annum. For an informal chat please call Victoria on 01983 861073 . Closing date 30th July 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 719) YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor / 37.5 hours per week / up to £16,500 per annum. For an informal chat please call Jo on 01489 782222.

Early Years Practitioner (ref 716)YMCA Nursery Shanklin / flexible hours / up to £8.46 per hour. For an informal chat please call Victoria on 01983 861073.

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.  

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.

Marketing Coordinator (Childcare) (ref 740) – YMCA Fairthorne Group / £12666.66 per annum / 25 hours per week

Do you have a broad range of marketing experience across traditional and digital platforms? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity?  Could you take our marketing activity to a new level? If yes, then we have the role for you! his is a new and exciting opportunity to join our fast paces marketing and communication team at a time of considerable growth. As an organisation we are on the cusp of taking our activity to a new level and are looking for team members who can help us achieve it. Focusing on supporting our childcare services, this role is ideal for someone with a broad range of marketing experience across both traditional and digital platforms. Previous experience of working within a childcare environment is desirable but not essential. From social media to brochures, online advertising to signage, this role is diverse and no two days are the same. WE have over 13 childcare setting across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, so travel to sites will be required. Organised with good attention to detail are a must, but regardless of whether you have a marketing qualification or ‘on the job’ experience – we are looking for a minimum of 1 year in a similar environment.  For more information, please read the recruitment pack and click to Apply Now (online) .

Closing date 7th August 2017

Promoter (ref 702) – 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.

Support Worker (ref 735) – YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight / 24 hours per week / £13,440 per annum / Fixed Term

Are you an experienced Support Worker who takes a pride in their work? Do you carer about making a difference in young people lives? Can you stay calm in a crisis? If yes, then we have the role you!

YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight supports children and young people aged under 19, who care for a relative. You will be providing face to face support to a caseload of young carers, assisting with coordinating services around the family. You will be a great communicator with experience of working with vulnerable young people, be a dedicated practitioner of safeguarding and child protection. Join our experienced team and help all children and young people to truly belong, contribute and thrive.  This is currently a fixed term contract until June 2018. For more information please read the recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online).

Closing date 23rd July 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.

Cleaner (ref 734) – YMCA Nurseries Townhill & Newtown / £7.50 per hour

Are you an experienced cleaner who is efficient and takes a pride in their work? You will have full ownership of the cleanliness of two of our nurseries so self motivation is required. This role could be for one person or a job share.

A great part of the work would be undertaken during the nurseries are either at low occupancy or closed. However, some duties can be undertaken during the nurseries day so a good manor towards customers/children is essential. Townhill setting is looking for a cleaner 10 hours per week (Monday – Friday) all year and our Newtown setting is looking a cleaner 10 hours per week (Monday – Friday) term time only.  For more information please read the recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online).

Closing date 31st July 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.

Kitchen Porter (ref 738) – YMCA Fairthorne Manor / £7.50 per hour

Enjoy yourself and get paid for it! Join our laughter-filled catering and make a difference to thousands of children. We can offer various shifts, daytime, evening and weekend. As one of our Kitchen Porters, you will ensure the customers enjoy their meals by preparing the dining environment; to assist the duty chef/ cook in serving meals if required; to wash-up and to maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and service areas. The catering team at Fairthorne Manor are very friendly and energetic and this creates a fun atmosphere to work in. For more information please read the  recruitment pack  and click to Apply Now (online).

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.

Management Accountant (ref 741) – YMCA Fairthorne Group / £25,000 per annum / 37.5 hours per week

Do you have management accountant experience? Are you CIMA/ACCA qualified?  Do you have the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure? If yes, then we have the role for you! We are looking for an experienced, part qualified management accountant to join the Finance Team. You will be based in our head office in Southampton. We are going through a time of strategic growth which will offer development opportunities. For more information please read the  recruitment pack and click to Apply Now (online).

Closing date 30th July 2017

Accounts Payable Administrator (ref 742) – YMCA Fairthorne Group / £18,000 per annum / 37.5 hours per week

Do you have a head for numbers? Are you organised? Do you have the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure? If yes, then we have the role for you! We are looking for an experienced, Accounts Payable administrator to join our friendly and busy Finance Team.  You will be providing a comprehensive accounts service for the YMCA Fairthorne Group and external partners. You will be responsible for the Purchase Ledgers of the business and subsidiaries.  You will work to prescribed weekly and monthly tasks with a view to enabling prompt payments to be made and the timely production of monthly management accounts. For more information please read the  recruitment pack and click to Apply Now (online).

Closing date 30th July 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)
  • A range of discounts for DaycampsDiscount 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.