Room Leader

Pay £9.29 per hour
Location Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TX
Hours 38 hours per week
Deadline Ongoing
Interviews TBC

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

Days and hours


This role is for 38 hours per week to be worked over 4 days.

Salary and benefits


In return we offering a salary of £9.29 per hour. 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

Closing date


This is an ongoing vacancy and early application is advised.

Please note: When we find the right candidate we will withdraw this vacancy (previous applicants need not apply).


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. You can call our friendly Childcare Programme Manager Amanda on 01473 295258 or email:

Apply now


For more information please see the Job Description 345KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).



Alternatively, you can download and complete a word version of the application form (113KB, Word).

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).

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.