Deputy Room Leader – Cambridge


Contract: Deputy Room Leader
Salary: £19,680.96 per year
Location: YMCA Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS
Hours: 38 hours a week – Mon-Fri across 4 days
Deadline: Ongoing
Job Reference: DRL-BG

About Us

YMCA Trinity Group offer services and support to young people and their families across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

YMCA Childcare Blinco Grove is an Ofsted rated ‘GOOD’ setting in Cambridge, providing childcare for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. We operate 51 weeks a year from 7.30am to 6pm.

“The friendly and supportive staff have helped our daughter to settle in really quickly. Each day she comes home with a big smile on her face and something she has drawn, made or baked!” – Parent


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We are looking for a dynamic, passionate, committed individual to join our dedicated team as a Deputy Room Leader.

If you can answer yes to the following questions, then you may be the person we have been searching for….

  • Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and their families?
  • Can you sing out of tune?
  • Can you tell the story of “We are going on a Bear hunt” without the book?
  • Are you happy to jump in muddy puddles, and to sing in the rain?
  • Do you like to get messy?
  • Can you sit on small chairs and pretend to eat plastic food?


For our teams we will ensure our policies and procedures are truly inclusive and work to ensure our environment is a place where everyone can thrive.


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Job Role

The successful candidate must hold a full and relevant level 3 early years qualification, with extensive working knowledge of the EYFS. The ability to lead a team and work alongside other practitioners – sharing ideas, role modelling and supporting their professional development is a must.

A genuine respect for our children and families, offering support and guidance in their Early Years, is essential for this role.


Job Description

Please read our job description:


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Deputy Room Leader Job Description (100KB, PDF)

Salary & Benefits

This role is for 38 hours per week to be worked across 4 days and in return we offer a salary of £19,680.96 per year. 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
  • Extensive Professional Development opportunities including Internal Progression opportunities
  • DBS check facilitated/costs paid
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reduced childcare costs for employees own children
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension

Closing Date

This vacancy closes on 8th April 2022 with interviews to be arranged.

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

Contact Us

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:

07912 516827 / Email:

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Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.


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We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.



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.