Working at City YMCA, London is a rewarding, demanding and enriching experience that leaves a significant mark in everyone's career history.

We have almost 100 employees who are always willing to go an extra mile to ensure that their work contributes to the achievement of the organisational mission to help young people build a future.

Working at City YMCA, London is a challenging and exciting experience! 



All of our current job vacancies are displayed below. Please take the time to read the full job specification and to download the Equal Opportunities Form and Application Form. 


Housing Worker (Permanent Contract) 



Location:                   Based at Monarch Court, Hackney Wick 

Responsible to:         Housing Co-ordinator

Responsible for:        N/A

Salary:                       Grade C.1 £20,548 per annum pro rata for 21 hours per week,     


Hours:                       21 hours per week to be worked on a shift rota basis including working a minimum of 3 weekends out of 5 along with regular shifts; (for example: 8.00am-4.00pm, 10.00am-7.00pm, 2.00pm-10.00pm mostly). 

Annual leave:            28 days per annum pro rata 17 days (inclusive of public holidays)

Other Benefits:         Pension scheme and free confidential telephone counselling service


Job Purpose

The aim of this post is to provide a direct housing service to vulnerable young people aged 16 – 25.  This post will assist young people to move on to independent living including referral management, initial assessments, upholding of house rules, benefit support, budgeting and life skills support. This post requires close working with a range of agencies such as Floating Support, Housing Services, Housing Benefits and Children Services.  They will provide quality information, advice and guidance and support to Residents with regards to the claiming of housing related benefits. To work with colleagues to reduce rent arrears whilst following Rent Policy regarding arrears and notification periods.  To work with the Rent Coordinator to recover rent arrears from residents and ensure that payments plans are drawn up and carried through.


Job Context

The housing project provides short term temporary accommodation for 87 single homeless vulnerable young people aged 16 to 25 from a variety of backgrounds including: offending, mental health, domestic violence and alcohol & drug abuse.  The hostel reception is open 24/7 – 365 days a year.



Date for advertisement: Thursday, 19 April 2018

Closing Date:  Monday, 7 May 2018, 10 PM

Propose short list: Tuesday, 8 April 2018

Proposed Interviews: w/c 14 May 2018



Please email your CV with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential requirements for the role and a completed Equal Opportunities Evaluation Form DOWNLOAD to:

Our Values


We undertake to work closely with local people, business, employers and other voluntary and community groups,  churches, other faith groups and partners to build a more tolerant, compassionate and respectful place in which we all can live and work.


Equality and Diversity

We value a diverse workforce and recognise the important role it has in promoting and encouraging tolerance, fairness and equality and in influencing others.



We pride ourselves on having a learning and development culture where staff delight in their personal and professional growth whilst in our employment.

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