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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.

This vacancy has now closed

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
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Animar Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 5th June 2019

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of local volunteers and professionals. Our Association was founded in 1907 and we have grown and developed over the years to be recognised both locally and nationally for the high quality of services we deliver. The Board employ a range of full time and part time staff to implement and deliver our wide range of services.

A job opportunity has arisen in our Animar project which is based on our Liberty Road facility.

Animar is an inclusive short break service supporting young people and families with additional support needs. Animar addresses the need for transitional support for these young people moving towards school leaving age, understanding that independence in adulthood must be encouraged long before this time.

Aims and Objectives

The main aims of Animar are to promote young people’s independence in their community through;

  • Supporting personal and social development in young people with additional support needs.
  • Developing core skills in young people with additional support needs.
  • To combat social exclusion in families who have children or young people with additional support needs.
  • To support and enhance the lives of families with children or young people with additional support needs.
  • To provide a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment for those families.
  • To provide personal and social developmental opportunities for young people with additional support needs through self chosen outings and activities within their community.

Animar can accommodate 15 young people from 12-18 years, with admissions ranging from self referral to Social Work and health and Education.

The main duties of the Co-ordinator are:

  • Provide line management responsibilities including facilitating recruitment, inductions, support & supervision sessions, team meetings, appraisals and work plans.
  • Create a support structure which allows young people to facilitate their own personal and social development plans.
  • Oversee and facilitate the operational management including programme planning and development, maintenance matters, health & safety, monitoring & evaluation, data protection, policies and procedures, systems and procedural matters.
  • Facilitate partnership working with local agencies and promote the work of the Organisation.
  • Provide hands on support to children and families as required.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, partnerships, networks, groups and service providers.
  • Ensure that all relevant Child Protection, Health and Safety measures, Equal Opportunities objectives, and anti discriminatory practices are implemented and adhered to.
  • Assist with funding applications and other fundraising activities as required.
  • Attend relevant training/development opportunities.
  • Reflect on and develop own practice in consultation with Line Manager.
  • Effectively manage the use of resources.
  • Any other reasonable duties as may be appropriate or as directed by the line manager or directors.

Co-ordinator Person Specification – the Co-ordinator should display:

  • Demonstrable creative and innovative leadership skills including developing and inspiring individuals to reach their potential
  • Demonstrate a strong value for confidentiality, respect and dignity
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, verbal and written
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to be pro-active and to work on own initiative as well as effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to develop new initiatives
  • Good analytical mind for developing good systems and procedures
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Strong lateral thinking capacity

Essential/Desirable Criteria

Essential criteria:

  • Qualified or working towards to SCQF Level 9
  • Hold membership of PVG Scheme
  • Experience of delivering holistic support to young people with additional support needs and their families
  • Experience of developing individual support plans
  • Experience of providing support and information relevant to young people and their families
  • Working knowledge of the Government’s ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ agenda and its core principles

Desirable criteria:

  • Proven ability to effectively plan and deliver programmes and activities simultaneously.
  • Experience of effective partnership working
  • Understanding of an Informal Education Curriculum

The successful candidate will report to our Childcare Manager.

This vacancy has now closed

Childcare Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 24th June 2019

The main purpose of this role is to work as part of an effective team to provide a safe, secure and stimulating childcare service that promotes social and personal development for children, through the understanding of Play, and the delivery of quality indoor and outdoor play experiences.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To assist in the smooth running of the childcare service
  • To assist in creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for everyone
  • To escort children from school
  • Participate in the planning, evaluation and delivery of a weekly schedule of indoor and outdoor play activities through consultation with the children.
  • To deliver a variety of play, leisure and learning programmes and suitable activities for the children
  • To assist in the provision and preparation of snacks during term time and during holidays
  • To participate in the operation of an agreed system for recording child development
  • To attend and contribute to meetings
  • To participate in any training and qualification considered relevant to the position and for the benefit of the service
  • To assist in the development of a partnership between the Service, the families and their children, and all working partners.
  • To be aware of the aims and purposes of Bellshill & Mossend YMCA, Childcare Service and to assist in their delivery
  • You will be required to wear a supplied uniform and carry out any other duties within the scope of the post as prescribed by the Childcare Manager or any other person acting on his/her behalf.
  • To effectively implement best practice policy and procedures

Essential/Desirable Criteria

Essential criteria:

  • Qualified to SVQ Level 3 minimum
  • A full and competent understanding of Play and its function
  • Hold membership of PVG Scheme
  • Experience of group work with children
  • Experience of providing support and information relevant to children
  • Working knowledge of the Government’s ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ agenda and its core principles

Desirable criteria:

  • Proven ability to effectively plan and deliver programmes and activities simultaneously.
  • Experience of effective partnership working
  • Understanding of an Informal Education Curriculum