Who we are?

YMCA Brunel Group works to prevent youth homelessness in Bath, Bristol, Mendip and South Somerset.

We also specialise in working with children through our nurseries and out of school clubs, as well as working with young people in our youth clubs. We have an excellent health and wellbeing centre at our Bath branch, providing all-inclusive membership packages and pay as you go options.

What does the job entail?

To ensure that YMCA delivers a clean, warm, welcoming, safe, environment for young people, staff and visitors, within the premises/properties from which we operate, whether owned, rented or managed by the organisation.

The post holder’s specific responsibility will be to deliver an effective and responsive repair & maintenance service at our Bristol Wing YMCA Hostel in Central Bristol, although maintenance support at other YMCA sites may also be required on occasion.
As part of the facilities team the post holder will ensure that premises that the organisation, own or use, to deliver its work are fit for purpose, kept to a decent standard and compliant with Health & Safety regulations.

What we offer

  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7.
  • YMCA employee advantages

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.

Location

Bristol the Wing hostel.

The post holder will need to have their own vehicle for business use in this role.

Contract type

Fixed term contract for one year

Working hours

37.5 Hours Per Week, responding flexibly to the organisations’ needs and completing work when required on the same day.

On occasions a call out may be required additional to the contracted hours, these will be paid at the flat rate of £40.00 for 2 hours work, additional time to be taken as TOIL in discussion with line manager.

Salary

£19,012.5 per annum

Contact details

If you would like to have further information about the role, please contact francisdruitt@ymca-bg.org

HR line

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

OUR CORE VALUES

These core values were developed by our staff and trustees and they are at the core of what we do and how we behave. We know that our staff are at the heart of all our work and we are constantly working at ways to develop and nurture our employees. Some current ways we do this include:

  • Staff get a fully inclusive membership of our health & wellbeing centre in Bath for the heavily discounted price of £15/month
  • We offer a weekly wind down yoga and guided meditation class that is free to all staff
  • We offer ways to upskill in different areas such as social media, fundraising, relationship building and health, safety & compliance
  • Mentoring, coaching and secondment schemes – to support staff new in post and those seeking development and new opportunities.
  • To meet and attend national YMCA events as well as access to other YMCA networks either geographically or role driven.

Other employee benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
  • Free health & wellbeing advice via a 24/7 support line
  • YMCA employee advantages such as access to national YMCA discounts

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