We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic sessional workers to engage and inspire children and young people across our holiday, after-school and weekend children’s 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. 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 can take approximately 4-6 weeks from the offer of employment being made until you are able to start work with us.

Disability Play and Youth Worker / Disability Support Worker

Weekends (term-time) & Weekdays (School holidays) | Crawley, Epsom, Horsham, Mid Sussex & Reigate
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.

After School & Holiday Club Playworker

Weekdays (term-time & school holidays) | Redhill & Reigate
Y-Kids After School & Holiday Clubs are open to 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.

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.

Recruitment events

Please apply online using the link below. If shortlisted, you will be invited to one of our recruitment events.

  • Thursday 6 June – Reigate
  • Tuesday 11 June – Reigate
  • Thursday 13 June – Reigate

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!

Apply today

If you would like to join us as a YMCA sessional worker, please click below to find out more and apply.