Sessional Workers | Across East Surrey and West Sussex

***** 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. ******

We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic playworkers to engage and inspire children across our children’s services schemes based at various locations in East Surrey and West Sussex.

Being a YMCA Playworker is a great way to fit a job around your studies or other commitments. We are extremely flexible and can work around your availability.

Disability Play and Youth Worker
Weekends (term-time) & Weekdays (School holidays) | Crawley, Reigate, Tadworth, Worcester Park
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

After School and Holidays Childcare Playworker
Weekdays term-time & school holidays – Redhill & Reigate
Y-Kids runs a Holiday Club during the school holidays and an After School Club during term time 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.
After School and Holidays Childcare Playworker (Sessional or contracted) 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

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, click the button below to complete an online application form.

Alternatively, please email your CV to

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

Benefits: We are committed to supporting our Playworkers and for contracted staff, offer great benefits, including: Free use of the YMCA Fitness Centre in Redhill including gym and fitness classes Half price YMCA childcare for dependents Fantastic training opportunities Free onsite parking YMCA Bike to Work Scheme benefits A fun and sociable working environment!

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

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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.