• Full Time
  • London
  • 11.44 £ / Hour

Central YMCA 10-11 Charterhouse Square,


10-11 Charterhouse Square, London

Full job description

Vacancy Type


Hours per week



Central London

Salary Range

£11.44 per hour

About Us

Central YMCA is transforming. This is an exciting time to join us as we look forward toward growth and progression and focus on our purpose to advance the education, health and wellbeing of our communities. We want to create improved access to life-changing opportunities and enable everyone to achieve their potential, live a fulfilled life and contribute positively to society.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Central YMCA is open to applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to championing equity, acceptance, and inclusion, and provide everyone who works with us the opportunity to reach their potential.

Our doors are open to all and if you connect with our mission, vision, and values, we welcome you to come and be part of our team.

If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to assist.

About You

If you’re looking to develop and maintaining the highest standards of childcare and play, then the Playworker role could be the perfect role for you. You will be able to:

  • Deliver high quality childcare & supervise children
  • Plan and deliver Arts, Sports and Swimming sessions as required
  • Promote play based and skills based learning in the delivery of activities and sessions
  • Provide a safe environment for children at all times
  • Communicate effectively and builds positive relationships with colleagues, children, parents and carers

You will have a wealth of experience engaging with children in a play based setting. You will also;

  • Have prior experience in Playwork/Sports Coaching
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Have a fun and positive charcacter
  • Have the ability to work flexibly
  • Level 2 Playworker QTS is desirable

About the Role

We are looking for casual Playworkers to support the YMCA Club children’s programme in Central London.

Our children’s programme for 4 – 12 year olds delivers a range of programmes, clubs and activities including action packed Holiday Playschemes, Term Time Courses and Inclusive Hub Clubs. Our programme supports children to develop their fundamental physical skills, whilst promoting inclusivity, positive health and wellbeing.

The Playworker is responsible for providing high quality childcare to children on playscheme, ensuring the provision has creative and fun children’s activities, including informal education and physical / sporting activity.

Safeguarding responsibilities

  • This role will involve daily contact with children, and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and/or vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • The Charity’s Safeguarding Policy is available from Central YMCA website.

This could be your chance to join our innovative team and to do something great for yourself – and for others. If this sounds right for you, or if would like to find out more about this position, apply today!


Central YMCA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to successfully completing pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure, the receipt of satisfactory references, relevant original ID documentation and examination certificates.

Regulated activity: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Charity is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) to assess their suitability to work with children. Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to complete a disclosure form prior to interview.


To apply for this job please visit ymca.ciphr-irecruit.com.