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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 761)YMCA Nursery Portsea / up to £22,000 per annum / 37.5 hours per week – closing date 22nd September 2017

Nursery Manager (ref 757) – YMCA Nursery Shanklin / £25,000 – £36,000 per annum  / 40 hours per week – Closing date 17th September 2017.

Early Years Operations Manager (ref 756) – YMCA Fairthorne Group / £35,000 – £40,000 per annum / 40 hours per week

Are you a childcare specialist with experience in regulation, inspection and registration of nursery settings? Are you an inspirational leader, able to drive change and deliver results? Are you looking for a new opportunity in an exciting and growing organisation?

This is a newly created role with responsibility for embedding the highest standards of early years practice throughout all the YMCA Fairthorne Group settings at a time of considerable growth. In partnership with Nursery managers and other colleagues you will create a standardised approach for delivery of high quality services, and play a pivotal role in achieving our strategic goal of becoming the charity of choice for early years childcare. With regular travel between our sites across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight no two days will be the same.

For more information, please read the information pack  and click to Apply Now (online) .

Closing date 15th September 2017

Room Leader (Garden) (ref 750)
– YMCA Nursery East Anton, Andover / 20 hours per week / up to £20,500 per annum (pro rata). Closing date 4th September 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 754)  – YMCA Nursery St Vincents, Gosport/ 37.5 hours per week/ up to £16,500 per annum. Closing date 1st September 2017

Room Leader  (ref 753) – YMCA Nursery Townhill, Southampton / 37.5 hours per week / up to £20,500 per annum. Closing date 3rd September 2017

Early Years Practitioner (ref 721)  – YMCA Nursery East Anton, Andover/ 37.5 hours per week/ up to £16,500 per annum.

Early Years Practitioner, Bank (ref 743) YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor / flexible hours / up to £8.21 per hour. For an informal chat please call Jo or Charlotte on 01489 772222.

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 772222.

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.

Activity Instructor (ref 758) – YMCA Fairthorne Manor / up to £9.00 per hour

Looking to extend your working outdoor season? Interested in joining a global charity working with over 26,000 children every year? Then why not join the programme team at YMCA Fairthorne Manor. Competitive salary + Accommodation (extra cost) + Free places on NGB Courses (if available).

You will be responsible for instructing and maintaining all activities on site. These include high/low ropes, paddlesports, archery and initiative exercises. You will provide a positive example of leadership and ensure best practice is delivered in all activities at the centre. You will also be responsible for providing certain parts of the residential experience at Fairthorne Manor. Joining in with serving food in the dining room, running evening entertainment sessions and supporting the estates team to improve and maintain the facilities at Fairthorne. All in house training will be provided to compliment any previous training or qualifications you possess. National Governing body awards/Qualifications are desirable but not essential. 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. To apply, click to Apply Now(online) or down load an application form and return to the above email/postal addresses.

Recruitment Co ordinator (ref 747) – Bugle House, Southampton/ c £20,000 per annum / 37.5 hours per week

Are you an experienced HR / recruitment co-ordinator looking for a new challenge? Would you like the opportunity to lead on making our childcare recruitment as slick, efficient and exciting as possible? Are you full of bright ideas in terms of how to attract and retain the best candidates? If yes, then we have the role for you!

We are looking for an experienced Recruitment Co-ordinator to join our friendly and busy HR Team. Ideally you will be a HR professional, with a flair for recruiting and someone who can lead the “on boarding” experience for new candidates. This is a new role and will be focused on high volume Early Years recruitment for our nurseries throughout the region. It’s the ideal opportunity for someone to specialise and make a difference by developing a fantastic recruitment process for YMCA-Fairthorne Group. The role will involve regular travel to our locations throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

For more information please read the information pack and click to Apply Now (online).

Closing date 22nd September 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.

Caretaker (ref 749) – YMCA Nursery East Anton / up to £10,133 per annum / 20 hours per week

Can you turn your hands to any trade? Do you have a good knowledge of health and safety? Do you have good computer skills? Are you organised? If yes, then we may just have just the role for you!

We are looking for a friendly Caretaker to help us maintain and clean our brand new YMCA building in Augusta Park. Working either early mornings or late afternoons to suit. As our caretaker you will work alongside other staff to ensure our building is secure, well maintained, complies with health and safety standards and continues to feel fresh and new. 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.

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.

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.