All young people have huge potential, but many struggle to achieve it because they lack the resources or self-belief; or an example to inspire them. Could you coach, challenge and inspire a young person to make the most of their future?

Working at YMCA Mendip & South Somerset is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! People choose to work at YMCA because they want to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders. By supporting our staff and volunteers to develop their talent and ideas, together we can make a difference. If you are passionate about helping young people and have skills to offer, we look forward to receiving your application.

YMCA Mendip & South Somerset is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For more information, please contact

Please note, some of our posts will require a DBS check; please check this requirement when applying for any of our vacancies.

For vacancies across YMCA Mendip & South Somerset, please refer to our current vacancies below.

Housing and Support Services in Mendip and South Somerset

£36,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

YMCA Brunel Group is a dynamic charitable organisation providing a range of services to children, young people and families across Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and the East of Somerset. Our work covers a wide range of areas including charitable work in support & advice, accommodation, family work, health & wellbeing and youth work as well as social enterprise delivery. We are also a newly Registered Provider of Social Housing.

The Operations Manager is a new post that will manage the operational delivery of Housing and Support services for young people  aged 16-25 across the East of Somerset (South Somerset and Mendip), further developing our high quality services and relationships by engaging with communities and agencies within the Mendip and South Somerset areas and across Somerset.  This post is crucial to the delivery of our vital services for vulnerable and homeless young people delivering our commissioned, contracted and social enterprise offer.

We are looking for someone with a strong track record of managing and developing housing and support services, who can take a creative approach to delivering a broad range of supported housing services, and help to realise new social enterprise opportunities. The successful applicant will report directly to the Director of Housing and Support and also work closely with other members of the Senior Leadership Team to provide a holistic offer for young people both in our accommodation and the wider community.

You will be the first point of contact for public bodies and local agencies on service delivery matters. You will be expected to lead the operational delivery of commissioned services with the County Council, contracted services with District Councils as well as new social enterprise models of service delivery. You will have significant experience of working with and for vulnerable people, housing management and facilities and performance management ideally in multi-site teams in your previous role. You should also understand the affects and duties around homelessness as well as a commitment to delivering a person centred, trauma informed approach for every young person enabling them to move to sustainable independence.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holiday allowance), a life assurance policy, a company sick pay scheme, and an interest free bike loan.

If you have an understanding of the needs of young people and knowledge of housing provision and landlord functions and responsibilities and are looking for an exciting challenge in an empowering and ambitious organisation we would like to hear from you.

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive Christian organisation and the post requires an understanding and respect for the Christian ethos as well as a shared commitment to equality and diversity.

For more information please apply, clicking on the following link:

If you have any further questions please contact Emma Good, Director Housing and Support or call 07523 645440

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for Applications 10th July 2020

There will be a two stage interview process:
Stage 1 – (Via Zoom) Presentation and Young People’s Panel 20th July 2020
Stage 2: Face to face Interview in Wells, Somerset 21st July 2020

Want to change the future?

All young people have huge potential but many struggle to achieve it because they lack the resources or self- belief or an example to inspire them. Could you coach, challenge and inspire a young person to make the most of their future?

If you think you might have what it takes to work alongside young people in housing,  helping them to raise their aspirations , develop new skills and take up opportunities – and you’d like a job where no two days are the same -then we’d love to hear from you!

A background in Youth Work, community education,  teaching, counselling or supported housing can be really helpful but most important is creativity, energy , determination and an ability to relate positively to vulnerable and sometimes challenging young people.

Location: Yeovil

Fixed term until 30st September 2021

Salary: £21,100 pa (Full time equivalent)                                         

One post: Full time: 37.5 hours per week on average

One post: 30 hours per week on average

You will be required to work on a rota which includes days, evenings and weekends within our supported housing project and dispersed accommodation units

If you would like to apply for any of our current vacancies you will need to fill out one of our application forms, as we unfortunately do not accept CV’s. To apply, please click on the following link:

Closing date for application: 12th July 2020

Interview date: 16th July 2020

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Julie by phone: 01935 319 300.