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YMCA Hub set to offer 20+ new jobs in Norwich

YMCA Norfolk is looking to recruit at least 20 new staff members to support its multi-service community hub, based on Aylsham Road in Norwich, over the next few months.

Initial recruitment will focus on childcare staff, who will help with the running of Muddy Puddles Nursery – an Ofsted-registered childcare provision based at the site. Roles will include the likes of a nursery manager, deputy manager, early years educators and safeguarding leads.
 
All staff will have the chance to take part in various professional development and training initiatives, in line with the charity’s mission to encourage staff members to feel valued and strive to reach their full potential.
 
Further roles will become available through the running of the centre’s community café, alongside general building maintenance; providing valuable work at a time where many jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
YMCA Norfolk CEO, Tim Sweeting, said: “The development of our family-centered community hub will welcome at least 20 new jobs, ranging across nursery and catering industries, with an initial focus on childcare. Expanding the YMCA family is something we are extremely excited about, and can’t wait to have some fantastic childcare professionals as part of our amazing team.
 
“We are thrilled to be able to offer some hope to the Norfolk community during a time of uncertainty and worry, and strive to continue making a huge difference to the local community.”
 
The innovative centre has already provided various work opportunities through contractors and construction workers who are involved in the renovation of the building; which, after a brief delay due to lockdown, is once again under construction. The building company working on the site, Cocksedge, are closely following Government guidelines and have developed a revised health and safety plan to ensure safe working at this time.
 
YMCA Norfolk is welcoming expressions of interest from the end of the summer, with recruitment for the role of nursery manager beginning in November. Recruitment for other roles will commence in the new year.
 
They are encouraging parents and carers to register their interest in nursery places as soon as possible by getting in touch with our childcare team on childcare@ymcanorfolk.org.
 



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