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Current Vacancies:

Lakeside YMCA is a busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Centre. We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development to children, young adults, families and corporate clients.

Lakeside has ½ mile of Windermere shoreline and access to 450 acres of woodland activity areas onsite. We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

NEW AND URGENT - Night Warden-Caretaker  

Starting as soon as possible until end November 2015. (Usually February to November each year) 

Would you like ensure our residential school and youth groups at night feel safe and secure? Can you turn your hand to a variety of jobs; from changing light bulbs to running a fire evacuation procedure, cleaning group accommodation to putting a plaster on a childs knee? You will be making a real contribution to the young people and their teachers and group leaders who attend Lakeside. The rota is 7 nights on 7 nights off and accommodation is provided. Download the job description for more details. 

Day Camp Leader Volunteers x 12 (8 remaining) (25th July – 28th August 2015) £50 a week expenses plus full board and accommodation. 

Would you like to gain experience working with and being responsible for children?  Have you got bags of enthusiasm and energy, a great sense of humour, full of fun and a commitment to give 5 weeks of your summer? If so, this placement is designed for you.  You will receive 1 week’s intensive training in what you will need to learn and then you will spend 4 weeks, Monday to Friday as leaders within our Day Camp Programme. Join our team for the summer and make friends for life. 

These positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

NEW - Part Time positions now available,  Retailer, House-keeper, Administrator. These roles are still being developed so hours and duties are open to negotiation and subject to your skills and business needs. If you have interest in any of the roles, please contact Joyce Airey on 01539 539000 or email lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org 

All the positions below have now been filled for 2015 - Thank you for your interest. We begin recruiting for 2016 seasonal staff in October 2015. So please try again then!

Business Development Executive: Seasonal instructors x 12: : House Keeper x 2: Volunteer instructors (full season) x 4: Peak Season Instructors x 14. 

To apply:

Please download an application pack and relevent Job description below, phone 015395 39000 or email lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org.

Please read the documents carefully and complete those requesting a response. Send your application by post to YMCA National Centre, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8BD or send them via email as attachments.

Appointments will be made on a successful application and interview, until all the required number of posts have been filled.We apply rigorous Safeguarding practice during the recruitment process. All successful applicants will need to be able to respect the ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

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