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Be part of the YMCA team that has been in existence since 1852! 

It is an exciting time at YMCA Plas. Taken over by the YMCA in 2015, YMCA Plas is once again a thriving local community centre, specialising in diverse community engagement across training and education and health and well being programmes. Furthermore we will soon be building our new £300,000 young person’s centre, which will help deliver our projects for children and young people.

We are looking for a proactive, responsible and genuinely enthusiastic individual to join our team. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Community Centre, responsible for delivering excellent standards of service to attract new and retain current customers as well as help drive forward the centre’s ongoing development.

You will need to demonstrate knowledge of independent income generation; a hands-on approach to service delivery & be able to work under your own initiative to ‘get things done’.

We have a generous contributory pension scheme for all employees and option to have membership to a Private Health Scheme.  We encourage a positive work-life balance and are working towards accreditation to Investors In People.

Location: YMCA Plas, Cardiff

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Starting Salary: £24,000

Contract: Permanent    

The closing date for application is midday on Wednesday 31st July 2019 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th August 2019. For further job details please visit www.ymcacardiff.wales  where you can also download an application form or email recruitment@ymcacardiff.wales.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: recruitment@ymcacardiff.wales

If you have any questions please contact Sharon Vargas (Head of HR) on 02920 465250 or email sharon.vargas@ymcacardiff.wales

YMCA Cardiff is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other class protected by law.

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED                         

We currently have vacancies on our Board of Trustees and especially welcome applications from people who are able to bring specific skills to our work:

  • Youth Work
  • Children and young people services
  • Property development

YMCA has been working in Cardiff since 1852. The charity specializes in delivering provisions for young carers, young adult carers and sexual health education and support for young people and institutions across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also run a youth service out of our community centre, YMCA Plas.

The charity was also the first to successfully complete a community asset transfer of the former Plasnewydd Community Centre. Now rebranded as YMCA Plas, the centre is thriving with community groups and young people. A new purpose built young people’s centre will be built at YMCA Plas during 2019. Plotting a new long term strategic direction for the centre is our next challenge.

We are looking for forward looking, innovative board members to continue to drive the charity forward over its next period of development. If you’re interested, please email Andrew Templeton, Chief Executive for an informal conversation on the role, or send a CV in the first instance to andrew.templeton@ymcacardiff.wales

The role is voluntary (we pay out-of-pocket expenses) and will require attendance at 4 to 6 Board meetings and up 6 sub-committee meetings a year. If you would like to be involved in supporting the governance and strategic development of our charity, please register your interest

Previous trustee experience is not essential and the Board will provide support to new trustees entering the role to ensure they feel comfortable and confident in the position.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

YMCA Cardiff is part of the YMCA Cardiff & Newport Group