Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Registered Charity
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  • Contact
    • Nottinghamshire YMCA, NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

About Nottinghamshire YMCA

Since their inception in 1871, Nottinghamshire YMCA have created a series of values to develop mind, body and spirit for members of the community. The organisation belongs to a worldwide Christian Ecumenical system that welcomes individuals of all faiths to take part in its activities.

The charity’s programmes cover health and fitness, childcare, day camps, sports, children’s residential care, community centres, family and adventure activities. Their future aim is to expand further in order to create a more connected service for more communities.

Through its core principles of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, Nottinghamshire YMCA believe in creating a positive working environment for all members of staff.

Chief Executive Officer Will Wakefield left the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa with only £50 and four O-levels before starting a career in hotel management. Following a Christian calling, Will found himself working at a north London YMCA hostel during the 1981 Tottenham Riots.

He joined the YMCA in Nottingham as Chief Executive in 1995, taking turnover from £400,000 to £6.1 million today.

What is it like to work for Nottinghamshire YMCA

Many employees meet with leader Will for spiritual guidance, and often coaching, which is one of his strengths. Will looks to create a safe environment in which employees can open up and receive feedback in order to develop.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All employees are invited to take part in work shadowing in other areas of the business that they are interested in. Work shadowing has been used as a tool with employees for them to explore a potential new career path before making the move to apply for a role.
My Company
My Company
After an employee satisfaction survey revealed not all staff were aware of the benefits available to them, the company made a conscious effort to communicate more about things such as gym membership, childcare vouchers and access to the workplace chaplain.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

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  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Earning £35,000+:



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