A fantastic opportunity has arisen for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join our youth & community team at YMCA Brunel.

You will be someone who can lead a team of youth workers to co-produce a provision that is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes so that young people can live their best life and thrive.

Who we are?

YMCA Brunel is a leading charity that works to ensure all young people, belong, contribute and are equipped to thrive in their communities.

Our vision is for all our young people to have ambition for themselves, to be confident individuals, effective contributors, successful learners and responsible citizens; and to be nurtured, safe, active, healthy, achieving, included, respected and responsible in their communities. We believe in children and young people and we trust them to take charge of the world. Young people are the drivers of change in our world.  We actively encourage them to take leadership in their own lives but also in their local and global communities.  With this in mind, we provide 8 youth clubs based in Street, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Coleford and Yeovil and 4 young carers groups.

What you can expect in this role?

As a Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing your team. You will work as an active member of that team to develop a youth club where children and young people’s voices are heard, where they have fun, learn, grow and are empowered. To achieve these outcomes, you will work closely with young people and your team to create, implement and effective plans and programs for the open access youth Club. You will monitor and evaluate the work to ensure high quality outcomes

You and your team will enable a range of services and provision that are accessible for all young people in a youth club setting.  You will lead and co-produce with young people and your youth work team a relevant, informal, welcoming environment for the 10-19 age group. You will lead an open access youth work session that is specifically designed to bring together a range of information, advice, guidance, learning and social opportunities for young people in the locality.

The role will offer you opportunities to display talent and passion for working with young people. Also, to use your creativity, talents, people management skills and knowledge to run a successful youth work provision for young people. It will also provide you with development opportunities to grow.

What do you need?

  • A passion and drive for your people to thrive and achieve in life.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, emotional intelligence and creativity.
  • A priority for Safeguarding, so that young people are safe.

You may have experience as or in:

Outreach Worker, Support Staff, Support Worker, Challenging Behaviour, Voluntary Sector, Social Work, Social Care Worker, Teaching, uniformed groups, sports groups, Teaching Assistant, Community Services, Community Development, Youth Work, Youth Worker, Detached Youth Worker and Youth Provision

Qualification: Level 3 in Youth work or equivalent. Relevant experience will also be considered

The post holder will:

  • be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS

We can offer you the following:

Working for a local charity, that’s part of the largest youth organisation in the world.
Great job satisfaction, you’ll be helping to improve young people’s potential and helping them to thrive in life.
No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging, yet rewarding role
A supportive management and supportive team who celebrates success, however small or large
A competitive youth worker salary
A cohesive and supportive team environment
Supervision, training and eLearning, varied experience and development opportunities
We will offer on the job training and investment in your skills, providing you with opportunities and support and encouragement.
Flexible/Agile Working
5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
Auto enrolment Pension scheme


Glastonbury Windmill Hill +Red Brick building + remote working


12 hours per week, all year long on Mondays and Fridays

Possibility to split the post in 2:

One position in Glastonbury Windmill Hill and the other one in Glastonbury Red Brick building-6 hours per week each-

Rate of Pay

  • £13.13 per hour

Contract Type

Fixed term to 30th June 2022

HR line

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Mark by phone: 07972852747

HR line


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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