Room Leader


Pay £18,357
Location Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TX
Hours 38 hours per week
Deadline 23rd October
Interviews 31st October & 1st November



YMCA Trinity Group offer services and support to young lives and their families across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and into Northamptonshire.


We are proud of our YMCA Childcare Programme, operating 5 Childcare settings across Suffolk and now Cambridgeshire. Our sites are located in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket and Grundisburgh near Woodbridge.


In January 2020 we are excited to be opening a brand NEW Childcare setting in Blinco Grove, Cambridge. Interested in joining our growing team, then read on and find out more.


Job Role

YMCA Trinity Group has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Childcare Room Leader. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of our brand new childcare setting in Cambridge, opening January 2020. The role will involve supporting the Childcare Management in being responsible for the day to day running and administration for the room and ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided. The successful candidate will be skilled, imaginative, have vision, drive and the ability to motivate. They will be flexible, approachable and able to demonstrate professional leadership as well as being able to demonstrate outstanding knowledge of the standards required by Ofsted.

You should have the following qualities:

  • Qualified with a relevant Early Years Level 4 qualification, or equivalent (or the willingness to work towards)
  • A minimum of two years post qualifying experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Experience of managing other people, including volunteers
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent IT skills

This role is for 38 hours per week to be worked over 4 days and in return we offer a salary of £18,357. Additional benefits we offer include:

  • 5 weeks holiday (Plus public holidays) Pro Rata for Part Time Staff
  • Free use of the YMCA Gym at Queen Anne House in Cambridge
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Cost Paid
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Induction Programme and on the job training opportunities
  • Continued professional development
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


This vacancy closes on 23rd October 2019 with interviews to be arranged for 31st October 2019 and 1st November 2019


However please note if we find the right candidate before the advertised closing date then we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy


If you would like to know more about this role, then please view the job description on our website or feel free to get in touch for an informal chat.

Contact our friendly Childcare Programme Manager Amanda:

01473 295258 / Email:


For more information please see the Job Description

To apply, please see our Application Guidance, complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

Please forward to or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East
PE3 8DX.



“For me working for the YMCA is like being part of a big family, where everyone has helped to support me on my journey. I am continually supported with my professional development and it’s very rewarding to be able to support, coach and mentor others on their journey too” (YMCA Childcare)


YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.