YMCA Edinburgh
YMCA Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC048494

Based in Leith and working across the city, YMCA Edinburgh connect with children, young people and families to provide a place to belong and opportunities to develop and thrive. Our work takes place through 3 core strands: Mentoring, Play and Adult & Family. Our team take a collaborative approach, working across projects to meet the needs of those we engage with and the wider community.

Current vacancies

Business Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,819 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 5th June 2024

YMCA Edinburgh is on a journey of growth and development. Situated in the heart of Leith, our relationships-focussed services exist to meet the needs of children and families within our local community and across Edinburgh.

We are excited to launch a new three-year strategy, focused on growing the impact of our services and amplifying the voice of our members, contributing to a society where all children have the love and support needed to thrive.

Integral to our aspiration is the role of a Business Manager. This key position will report to and work closely with our CEO, to take responsibilities over finance, contracts, risk management, and HR processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing all aspects of finance including producing management accounts, supporting CEO with budgets and tracking spend against budgets and grants, preparation of accounts for audit process, financial processing, payroll and bank payments.
  • Maintaining HR records using an online system, working with HR advisors to produce HR documentation i.e. contracts and support staff recruitment and induction process.
  • Supporting good governance and risk management of the organisation through working with board and CEO to maintain/update policies, comply with data storage requirements and manage relevant records/files.
  • Support with the acquisition and manage of contracts with suppliers, and oversee membership of associated bodies.
  • Support CEO and board with secretarial support as required.
  • Working with CEO to have general oversight over YMCA premises.

About You

  • Significantly high levels of self-motivation and a positive attitude.
  • Experienced in both day to day accounting and financial oversight over an organisations finances. With a recognised accounting qualification or significant experience in similar role.
  • Ability to work independently, manage diary and organisation affairs to support the effective running of an organisation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately in a variety of forms, oral, written, electronic with a broad range of groups.
  • Experience in the use of ICT for communication.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships.
  • Commitment to working with integrity, honesty and empathy, with an understanding and acceptance of other.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to prioritise and cope with the demands.
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Support and Engagement Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,579 – £28,848
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th March 2022

YMCA Edinburgh are on a journey of growth and development. Our core services provide connection, positivity and support to children and their families in Leith and across Edinburgh. Following learning from our work around The Promise Scotland, we have identified a need for a worker who can support individuals to set and achieve personal goals, as well as hear from them to inform the work of YMCA and the sector.

The Support and Engagement worker will require strong relationship building skills, a positive and empathic approach and experience in supporting adults to navigate and overcome barriers they face in day to day life. Through maintaining a presence across YMCA Edinburgh projects, barriers to accessing support for the parents/carers of those children who engage in our programmes will be reduced. The postholder will be that familiar face to families and have capacity to take the time to be alongside them and support and signpost where appropriate.

The relationships focussed nature of the role will be unique. As well as providing support, the worker will be there to hear from families on what matters to them in community services, what changes need to be made and what services should look like going forward. These learnings will be fundamental to YMCA Edinburgh’s continued development and commitment to The Promise. Findings will be used to shape our future services and inform the sector on what members of our community think of and want from services.

If you are proactive and innovative, work with integrity and empathy and have the desire to make meaningful change within an organisation and with those who access it we would love to hear from you.

This vacancy has now closed

Volunteering and Mentoring Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,785 – £27,376 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th March 2022

YMCA Edinburgh are on a journey of growth and development. Our core services provide connection, positivity and support to children and their families in Leith and across Edinburgh. Volunteers play an integral role in our work and are the foundation of our established mentoring services. We are excited to value and honour the commitment of volunteers by introducing this new role of Volunteering and Mentoring Coordinator to our services.

The Volunteering and Mentoring coordinator will lead and embed a positive volunteering culture across the organisation. The postholder will ensure best practice in working with volunteers across YMCA Edinburgh services and host events and training opportunities to create connection and a sense of family to YMCA volunteers.

The role is unique in that in addition to leading volunteering it also offers the postholder space to coordinate a level of project work, through supporting a small number of volunteer mentors. Our mentoring services (intandem and Plusone) provide 1:1 mentoring to some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable young people. Working within the mentoring team, the worker will support mentors to build supportive, trusting and transformative relationships; connect with partner agencies and maintain a relationship with the parents/carers of mentees.

If you are proactive and innovative, possess strong organisational skills and have the ability to motivate and inspire then we would love to hear from you.