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. 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. ******

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, 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 primary-school-aged children. 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 on Monday to Friday from 14:45–18:00 for primary-school-aged children. 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

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.