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Working for us

If you are interested in utilising your talents for a worthy cause, and making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, then there may be a role for you at YMCA Essex. Please find current vacancies (paid and voluntary) below.

Part-time (25 hours) Cleaner for Colchester

YMCA Essex is currently recruiting for a Cleaner to work at their Housing Project in Colchester.

The supported housing project is for 16-25 years olds and consists of 44 bedsits over the ground, 1st and 2nd floor. There are two office areas, a staff room and a communal room for residents.

We are looking for a proactive self starter who can interact with our vulnerable, young client group whilst working to a schedule. The successful candidate must be able to multitask and manage priorities.

They will work closely with the Maintenance Officer and Deputy Housing Manager to ensure tasks are completed and empty properties are made ready to let promptly.

Duties are on a daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly task basis to include keeping the building clean and tidy, health and safety compliant and managing end of tenancy bedsit cleans.

The successful candidate will need to be able to move furniture and use a vacuum cleaner over several staircases/floors.

Some of our client group have entrenched lifestyle issues and as such when they move on their rooms can be in a poor condition of cleanliness. The successful candidate must be happy to “muck in” and be prepared to clean what are, on occasion, rather unsanitary bedsits.

Examples of tasks are:

  • Daily vacuuming
  • Washing windows
  • Vacuuming halls and stairs over three floors
  • Cleaning offices/staff kitchen and lavatory
  • Moving heavy items
  • Stock replenishment
  • Replacing curtains/lampshades etc
  • Maintaining a stock of donated items

This position is for a one year, part-time, fixed term contract. Closing date for applications Monday 19 March 2018 at 5pm. Any applications received after that date will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018.

To find out more about the role, please read our Cleaner Job Description.

If you are interested please complete an application form and equal opportunities form and e-mail it to sophie.mattei@ymcacolchester.org.uk.

Sessional Support Worker

YMCA Essex is currently recruiting for Sessional Workers to work occasional hours at their Housing Project in Colchester.

To find out more about the role, please read our YMCA Essex Sessional Worker Job Description.

If you are interested please complete an application form and equal opportunities form and e-mail it to holly.sapsford@ymcacolchester.org.uk.

YMCA Chelmsford Trustees (voluntary appointments)

YMCA Chelmsford is passionate about building lives, hope and futures for children, young people and families. We serve the needs of our local community providing a nursery, out of school & holiday clubs, youth training, family support work & youth work.

We are seeking to appoint trustees to strengthen our Board as we expand our work. We are especially looking for people with experience in capital fundraising projects.

Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, for 2-3 hours – a commitment of approximately 8 meetings per year, plus additional Board training and sub committees as needed.

If you have the motivation, commitment, and experience to support and promote our Christian ethos, then please complete an application form and forward to reception@ymcachelmsford.org.uk or post to YMCA Essex, Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1NZ.

For an informal chat about the role of the trustee, please contact our CEO Andy Drake by calling 01245 355677.

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