We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic sessional workers to engage and inspire children and young people across our holiday, after-school and youth clubs at various locations in East Surrey and West Sussex.

Being a YMCA sessional worker is an excellent way to fit in a job around studies or other commitments, as the hours are very flexible. It’s a perfect summer holiday job! The experience gained can be invaluable when considering careers and university courses in areas such as medicine, teaching, social work, Early Years and many other people-focused jobs and professions.

Please be aware that due to a comprehensive recruitment process, for successful candidates, it will take approximately 4-6 weeks from the offer of employment being made until you are able to start work with us.

The cut-off date for guaranteed summer work is Monday 6 June 2022. However, if you have missed this deadline, please apply and we will aim to get your application processed as quickly as possible to start work.

Disability Play and Youth Worker / Disability Support Worker

Weekends (term-time) & Weekdays (School holidays) | Crawley, Epsom, Mole Valley, Reigate, Tandridge
Our schemes provide fun play and youth activities for children (aged 5-11) and young people (aged 12-18) with a wide range of disabilities. If you enjoy working in a busy and sociable environment then this could be the perfect job for you.
Disability Play and Youth Worker job description

Holiday Club Playworker

Weekdays during school holidays | Redhill
Y-Kids Holiday Club runs during the school holidays for children aged 4–12. Playworkers offer play opportunities and provide support to help children enjoy a range of activities from cooking to sports to arts and crafts.
Holiday Club Playworker job description

After School Club Playworker

Weekdays term-time | Redhill & Reigate
Y-Kids After School Club runs during term-time Mondays to Fridays from 14:45–18:00 for children aged 5–12. Playworkers offer play opportunities and provide support to help children enjoy a range of activities from cooking to sports to arts and crafts.
After School Club Playworker job description

Assistant Youth Worker

Weekday afternoons/evenings term-time | Horley, Merstham, Redhill, Reigate & Tadworth
Delivering youth services activities for 10–18 year olds at our youth clubs in East Surrey and assisting in the implementation of detached youth work, holiday activities, and centre-based youth work.
Assistant Youth Worker job description

Party Playworker

Sundays term-time | Redhill
Children’s Parties run at the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill. Playworkers are needed to work from 12:30 – 17:00 on Sunday term-time and should be enthusiastic, fun and engaging.
Party Playworker job description

Pay Rates

We offer a competitive rate of pay ranging dependent upon age, experience and shifts worked.  See individual Job Descriptions for more details.


We are committed to supporting our Sessional Workers by offering great benefits, including:

  • Fantastic training opportunities
  • Flexible working patterns
  • 12.07% holiday pay on top of hourly rate
  • Free onsite parking
  • A fun and sociable working environment!

Closing date

There is no closing date for these positions. Applications will be individually assessed on receipt.

Apply today

If you would like to join us as a YMCA sessional worker, please read the Job Description(s) of the role(s) you are interested in and click the button below to complete an online application form.

Alternatively, please email your CV to recruitment@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

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YMCA East Surrey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.