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  • Do you believe that everyone has talents?
  • Has anyone ever told you that you’ve been an inspiration to them?
  • Do you work creatively, think on your feet and refuse to give up?
  • Do you have the highest aspirations for those people with the fewest choices?
  • Can you retain a positive attitude in the face of daily challenges?

We are looking for a Life Coach to join our team at 189 Gresty Road. This is a full time role, working 5 x 8 hour shifts between 8.00 am and 10.00 pm, Monday to Sunday. The salary is £21,770.

YMCA Crewe is a well established provider of accommodation for people who have experienced homelessness. We have a 55 bed supported accommodation project in Gresty Road, as well as a smaller property for parents and children and other flats and houses in the area.  We run a floating support service and have a growing number of After School Clubs and parenting groups that meet on local estates.

The Life Coaching Team works with people who have experienced homelessness and live at our 55 bed supported accommodation project.  We are passionate and enthusiastic about our work and love an energetic “can do” attitude in staff.

The successful Life Coach will need to

  • Coach service users to identify and achieve goals for their lives
  • Spot and develop service users’ talents and assets
  • Encourage young people to join in the day to day activities at the YMCA, as they work on improving the skills they’ll need to live independently and find employment
  • Conscientiously track and record residents’ journeys

Not sure if you’ve got the right experience?

Having the right attitude and the right skills is more important to us than where you’ve worked before.

YMCA Crewe is committed to the active promotion of equal opportunity, both in the provision of services and as an employer of paid and unpaid workers.

YMCA Crewe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS check.

Application Process

  • Please email for a job description, person specification and application form
  • The closing date for applications is Saturday 30th June 2018
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Friday 6th July 2018



Be a YMCA Crewe trustee…be a part of creating new futures

YMCA Crewe is at the forefront of providing services that create new futures for children, young people and adults in South Cheshire.

To strengthen the work of YMCA Crewe, we are seeking volunteers who are inspired by the culture, ethos and approach of the Association, to join our Board of Trustees.

At YMCA Crewe we have three core service areas:

THE FOYER, which combines accommodation with an asset-based approach called GLOscape (Growth Life Opportunity), a comprehensive offer around health, employability and life skills. Every year we work with over 120 young people experiencing homelessness.

DESTINATIONS is the beginning of the end of the homeless experience – a pathway to settled accommodation for people sleeping rough, with floating support for those at risk of losing their tenancy or needing help settling in.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES has a growing network of after school clubs, youth outreach and street sports across Crewe.

We are keen to grow our team of Trustees as they play an important role in leadership, setting the strategic direction of the organisation and agreeing policy.

New Trustees would be joining a Board containing a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge but there is always room for more diversity. We have shared below some examples where new members could add value to our leadership, but the list is not exhaustive:

  • Knowledge of providing services such as housing, children and families work, training, public health, or
  • Management of teams, businesses, volunteers, spiritual development, or
  • Expertise in marketing, human resources, fundraising, information technology

The Trustees support a CEO and senior management team to effectively utilise resources of £1.5m every year, through 50 highly motivated and skilled staff (plus many volunteers). We are a key provider of services in the region and part of the worldwide Christian YMCA movement.

Board meetings are held on six evenings over a year and Trustees are asked to support the Association at other times by agreement. The role is voluntary.

YMCA Crewe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers and we know that our Governance will operate at its best if we maintain a diverse membership within our Board. Any appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring check.

If you would like to find out more about the Association and the role of Trustees, please contact Mark Hills, Chief Executive Officer, on 01270 257673 .