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.

Location: Shepton Mallet youth club

Hours: 6 hours per week

Rate of Pay: £12.75 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31st March 2021

The Role:

To ensure that our youth club in Shepton Mallet is a space where; young people can safely meet, have fun, learn life skills and how to influence change and make a difference in their communities.  A space where young people are heard and their opinions are valued, therefore giving them a sense of belonging and ownership.

To facilitate dynamic challenging and fun programmes.

You may have experience as or in:  Outreach Worker, Support Staff, Support Worker, Challenging Behaviour, Voluntary Sector, Social Work, Social Care Worker, Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Community Services, Community Development, Youth Work, Youth Worker, Detached Youth Worker and Youth Provision

Qualification: Level 3 in Youth work or equivalent

The post holder will:

  • be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS
  • be able to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

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: 11th October 2020

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Mark by phone: 01373 489598