YMCA Worcestershire is a local independent charity, as part of the wider YMCA movement in England and Wales; the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. With a history dating back over 150 years, YMCA Worcestershire came into being in 2013 as a result of merging YMCA charities in Redditch and Worcester. We are a Christian charity with bases across Worcestershire and though we predominately support the needs of young people we aim to serve all members of the community regardless of faith, age, or gender.

Our primary areas of work are:

  • Family Work
  • Housing
  • Community Centres
  • Youth Work
  • Employability Programmes
  • Prison Work


Job Purpose:

 The post holder will support the Children and Families Manager by coordinating professional, supervised play for children visiting HMP Hewell and provide positive parenting experiences for offenders and their children, families and significant others through the facilitation of courses and partnership working.

HMP Hewell, Worcestershire YMCA and National Lottery Community Fund will work in partnership to create additional roles for Children and Families workers within the prison.  These roles are designed to support the children of offenders, enabling visits to be a positive, happy and constructive experience. Offenders and their families have many emotional and behavioural needs and the role will provide a basis for improving and supporting relationships within the family and community.

YMCA recognise the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. To help us monitor the effectiveness of our Equality & Diversity policy, you are requested to complete a questionnaire which you can download from this page. The information you provide does not form part of the selection procedure. It is used for monitoring purposes.