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YMCA to host events at Norwich community hub 

YMCA Norfolk have announced plans to host a number of events at their brand-new Aylsham Road community hub, which consists of Williams’ Kitchen, Explorers Soft Play, Muddy Puddles Nursery and staff HQ. 

Kicking off with a Careers and Coffee morning on Wednesday September 22, YMCA Norfolk’s friendly café, childcare, families and youth team will be at Williams’ Kitchen to chat with the public about the number of fantastic job roles available with the charity. Starting at 9.30am until 12pm, the charity welcomes anyone interested in working for them to pop along for a coffee and informal chat with staff members.

Lisa Xuereb, YMCA Norfolk HR Manager, said: “As an organisation that is always expanding, we are keen to promote our fantastic recruitment opportunities to the Norwich community at our Coffee and Careers morning this September. We want to provide the public and job-seekers the chance to chat to staff members from a number of teams across YMCA Norfolk, and learn more about the day-to-day tasks each team undertakes.

“We are proud to offer a number of training and development opportunities, as well as some brilliant staff benefits, and pride ourselves on our staff feedback – of which 99% of almost 100 staff members think we’re a good employer.”

YMCA Norfolk recruited a number of new staff members earlier this year, in line with the hub’s official opening on April 12. Keen to offer the Norfolk community job opportunities post-pandemic, 20 positions were filled at the new facility.

Due to the popularity of the café, soft play and nursery, the charity is now seeking to recruit more staff at the Aylsham Road centre, as well as further roles across their families, youth and housing teams – which operate across the Norfolk county.

Further events set to be held at the hub – which is based just a 5 minute drive from Norwich city centre –  include the Charity Quiz Night on Thursday September 23, and the Christmas 2021 Norwich Craft Fayre on Saturday November 27, providing a wonderful opportunity to purchase locally made gifts.

YMCA Norfolk Events Coordinator, Judy Bailey, said: “We are so excited to be able to utilise our fantastic new community hub to host a range of events for the area. The Careers and Coffee morning will be a great way to re-introduce our face-to-face events post a tough and unpredictable 18 months due to the pandemic.

“Our events schedule has always proven to be popular with our supporters, and we can’t wait to meet some new faces as we welcome back our regular events such as our Charity Quiz Night, in addition to new events such as our Christmas & Craft Fayre.

“Williams’ Kitchen and the facilities at YMCA Aylsham Road makes for the perfect space for community events, offering a spacious, clean and friendly environment with the option to purchase delicious food and drink from our on-site café.”

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