Project Assistant (Weekends)

Working hours: 15 Hours per week
Salary: £19,890 per annum (pro-rata); £7,956 per annum (actual)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Crawley

YMCA DownsLink Group project houses 38 young people aged 16-25 with medium to low support needs. The team work in a holistic manner, adopting a psychologically-informed approach to support young people to transition into independent accommodation in the Crawley and local area. As a team member, you will take an assets-based approach to actively encourage young people into education, employment and training.

The Post holder will be responsible for ensuring that all residents and visitors to the project receive a friendly and professional welcome. You will support the effective running of the project, dealing with face to face and telephone enquiries, processing rent payments and supporting the wider staff team to help young residents manage their behavior and maintain their tenancies. You will also be responsible for the safety and security of the building and the residents.

This role entails lone working and you will need to be able to manage the project on your own at times following the lone working policies and procedures in place. You will also be required to ensure the safeguarding of residents is paramount during the your work time.

The position comes with excellent benefits:

  • Including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays)
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance policy of 2x annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Interested candidates wish to speak to the Recruiting Manager, please email and query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered. To apply, please visit : Project Assistant (Weekends) – Crawley – YMCA DownsLink Group (

Please note that CVs are not accepted. When submitting the application please save the application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit the application as a Word document or PDF  via email.

Closing date: Friday 18 June, 9 am
Interview date: Thursday 24 June

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