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For Board Member vacancies please send a CV in the first instance to andrew.templeton@ymcacardiff.wales


Be part of the YMCA team that has been in existence since 1852!  We are proud to be an Investors In People Gold organisation where we encourage participation in our team activities such as choir, staff walks and even calming colouring. 

We have a generous contributory pension scheme for all employees and also membership to a Private Health Scheme.

We are looking for one full-time catering assistant (37.5 hrs)

Location: YMCA, Roath, Cardiff 

Hours: Full time – 37 ½ hours per week covering shifts on a rota basis between 8am – 4pm, Monday to Sunday.

Starting Salary: £17,681

Contract: Permanent

Post: We provide support services and accommodation for the community, and homeless people. Our Catering department provide a nutritious and quality service for residents and are currently looking for a capable, motivated individual, who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment.

The catering assistant will assist in the smooth running of the catering services to the residents, staff and all other users of the Association.  Will work in accordance with the Association’s policies and procedures applicable to the job.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to their work and enjoy working as part of a team.

Full job description available HERE.

Applicants will only be contacted if they are successful in securing an interview.

To join our team and for further job details, job description, person specification and application form please email recruitment@ymcacardiff.wales or download an application form from www.ymcacardiff.wales

Completed application forms should be emailed to: recruitment@ymcacardiff.wales or sent to Head of HR, Cardiff YMCA Housing Association, The Walk, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AG.

If you have any questions please contact Mark Ainsworth (Catering Manager) on 02920 465250 or email mark.ainsworth@ymcacardiff.wales

A DBS Disclosure is required for posts. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

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 Group