Bellshill & Mossend YMCA
Bellshill & Mossend YMCA

Charity registered in Scotland SC014426

Current vacancies

Association Manager (Reporting Directly to the Board)

  • Full time
  • To be confirmed
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 5th April 2019

We’re looking for a dynamic, goal focused individual who will be responsible for creating a major step change in our association’s strategy, structure & income.

Our organisation

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA is a leading edge and award-winning community charity committed to working in partnership with our community – especially with young and/or marginalised members of society. We provide support and quality programmes aimed at social, physical and spiritual development.

The role

The ideal candidate will need to provide effective leadership, management, administration and development of the activities of the Association. To also ensure the Associations’ activities are legally complaint.

Line Management:

The Association Manager will have line management responsibility for the Youth Work Team and the Administration/Facilities Team (based in our Main Street building) and the Childcare Manager (based in our Liberty Road building).

Key Outputs Include:

  • To oversee and manage the Association’s operation, including the efficient conduct of financial, operation, human resources and information management.
  • To lead the strategic development of the Association in line with the aims and objectives, values and policies of the Association; to undertake strategic analysis of the internal and external environment, including the assessment of stakeholder interests and needs.
  • To service the Board and sub-committee meetings, in liaison with the Chair, and advise the Board on strategy, legal, financial, staffing, constitutional and procedural matters.
  • To ensure that all programmes, services and products are planned to maximize the benefits of the operations to all stakeholders, within both the local and wider community.
  • To cultivate a culture of continuous improvement in the way the Association operates, and to promote a community spirit and Christian values.
  • To direct the Association’s funding applications, meeting with funders and contract managers as appropriate; to develop fundraising opportunities, ensure adequate resourcing etc.
  • To develop partnerships with voluntary, statutory, commercial and other relevant organisations, including local churches.
  • To represent the Association in key forums within the area relating to childcare, youth work and community work and to promote the work of the Association within the wider community.
  • To ensure that the reporting/management requirements of YMCA Scotland are complied with, and to ensure that the Association is represented regionally and nationally, including participation in forums which support the development of the YMCA movement.
  • Develop strong positive relationships with senior members of staff, subordinates, Board of Directors and internal and external customers.


  • Substantial experience of Youth Work, Community Work and Services
  • Charity Law and S.O.R.P. guidelines
  • The needs and an understanding of young people
  • The Protection of Children Scotland Act 2003
  • People and management experience
  • Proven team building and leadership skills
  • Strategic management and development skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop personal relationships with a range of organisations, partners and funders
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Commitment to the Christian Aims and purposes on the YMCA
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Part Time Befriender

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA are looking to appoint a number of paid part time Befrienders across a few of their befriending projects:

1 x 7.5 hours per week post for befriending/eei

1 x 6 hours per week post for Pathways

The Befriending Project is a 12 week 1-to-1 intervention programme which engages with young people aged 8 to 16 from the North Lanarkshire area that are experiencing social isolation, anti social behaviour or poor engagement at school.

Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) is a 6 week 1-to-1 intervention that seeks to divert children and young people away from offending. EEI provides options to support children and young people who commit minor offences.

Pathways to Confidence is a early and effective intervention befriending service for young people 8-14years. This project aims to increase their confidence, self esteem as well as their school and community engagement. This project covers the areas of both North and South Lanarkshire.

The post holder should be a passionate and genuine individual, who is committed to supporting vulnerable young people in both 1-1 befriending and activity based settings. Self motivated with the ability to use their own initiative, you must possess a clear understanding of the need for and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and following all procedures and protocols in relation to working with young people, in order to keep them safe. EEI work may take place in the family home or school environment so communication is a key priority

Preferable experience in volunteering, caring roles, youth work or befriending would be an advantage. Due to the fact the posts will cover the whole of North and South Lanarkshire, driving licence is desirable.

Interviews will take place at 6pm at the YMCA in Bellshill, on Thursday 31st January.

Interviews will last approximately 50 minutes, and are a 2 part process:

Part 1 of the process is an individual interview with our YMCA Panel

Part 2 is a short period of time spent engaging with some young people.