Why work at the Y?
We look for inclusive people with a zest for life whose positive and vibrant approach inspires those around them. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, especially people with life experience. We support the employment of disadvantaged and young people, and ensure that everyone can discover a career full of diversity at the Y.
With YMCA Victoria, you'll work with colleagues who have a shared passion for making a difference and transforming communities for the better. When you join us, you’ll become a valuable member of our team. We offer a range of benefits to improve your wellbeing and personal development.
We have more than 5,000 staff and volunteers who work at over 150 locations across Victoria. At the Y, there are opportunities for varied and interesting career paths in a range of areas including: action sports, camping and outdoor education, children's programs, community development, corporate shared services (including digital, finance, HR, IT and marketing), management, recreation and youth services.
Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance, as well as a range of benefits that will help you improve your wellbeing and develop as an individual.
We offer generous parental leave entitlements, along with flexible working hours. These measures allow you to vary start and finish times to manage family commitments. Some programs offer employment based on the school calendar. This means you only work during the school term, allowing you to spend time with your family during school holidays.
We value and encourage the culturally diverse nature of our teams. We offer religious and cultural leave, allowing employees to observe cultural or religious days of significance. We also offer community services leave. This leave allows employees who are members of a volunteer organisation to be released from duties without loss of pay to participate in emergency support or community events.
The Y is dedicated to offering diverse careers with challenging, rewarding work and various opportunities to learn and grow. We have a strong commitment to investing in the training and development of our people. As an employee, you are encouraged to own your role and set new standards for success. With centres and services across Victoria, you can experience different areas of the Y to build a varied and worthwhile career.
Opportunities to help you grow include:
- Secondment positions to other facilities
- Special interest groups and projects
- Both a local and regional approach to succession planning.
You will work in a vibrant and positive environment with colleagues who have a shared passion and will impart their knowledge and experiences on you.
We value our people and the contribution they make to the Y and the community, which is why we're passionate about developing capable people who can reach their full potential.To discover a career full of diversity, check out our current job opportunities.
We work to build healthier, happier and better connected communities. For this reason, we provide our people access to a range of benefits that support them and their career.
Employee Assistance Program
This program proactively encourages staff and volunteers to seek counselling or advice before personal problems affect their wellbeing and work performance.
YMCA Victoria Hardship Fund
This fund is available to assist employees and volunteers who are experiencing severe, short-term financial hardship.
To discover a career full of diversity, check out our current job opportunities.
Free access to the Y
We practice what we preach
You can maintain a healthy lifestyle with free access to Y-managed recreation facilities. Take a look at our recreation centres to find the nearest one to you.
We value our people and providing training is one of the ways we show our commitment to their ongoing growth and career development. We provide training in the areas of leadership, professional development and occupational health and safety.
Through our many partnerships, we have a large range of courses available to staff - from certificates to professional development and accredited courses. You'll be sure to find a course relevant to your career at the Y.
If you'd like to become qualified in aquatics and/or first aid but aren't a Y employee, we encourage you to enrol through Lifesaving Victoria.
We welcome work experience and work placement students. If you’re interested in a career in action sports, camping and outdoor education, children's programs, community development, corporate shared services (including digital, finance, HR, IT and marketing), management, recreation or youth services, we can assist you to discover a career full of diversity.
Work experience and student placement opportunities vary between YMCA centres. Please contact your nearest YMCA to ask about work experience opportunities.
Privacy statement for employment applications
The YMCA Victoria takes your privacy seriously please review our privacy statement for those who will be submitting your application/or joining the YMCA Victoria Talent Community.
By submitting your application and/or joining the YMCA Victoria Talent Community, you are agreeing to your personal information being used as outlined in the following statement. If you do not want your information to be used as follows, please do not submit this application or otherwise provide us with your details.
Please note that your application (and other personal information that we collect during the recruitment
process) may also be shared with other YMCA Victoria group entities who:
- are involved in the decision-making process for the role that you have applied for; or
- provide general administrative, IT and other support services for the YMCA Victoria group.
By submitting your application and/or joining the Talent Community, you will be asked to provide personal details, including contact details and application information. If you don't provide any of the
information requested, we may not be able to properly consider your application or make an offer for employment.
In addition to the information you provide to us directly (including via this application forms and preemployment workcover forms), we may also collect information about you from third parties, such as your referees(e.g. previous employers), from government agencies and pre-employment screening providers (e.g. criminal and credit history checks) and academic and professional bodies (e.g. to validate details and currency of qualifications). The information collected through this form, any notes taken at the interview and any further information collected about you throughout other stages of the recruitment process will be used for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the role that you have applied for.
The information collected through this process may be disclosed to and shared with:
- your referees, agents and emergency contacts;
- other YMCA Victoria group entities and third parties who provide us with administrative, IT and other support services (including data hosting);;
- third party service providers that provide us with recruitment and employment-related services (such as providers of pre-employment screening services);;
- our professional advisors;
- government and law enforcement agencies; and
- other recipients if required or permitted to do so by law.
Some of the service providers we use may store or process data (including personal information) using facilities and personnel that are located outside of Australia, including in countries such as the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom.
We may also collect demographic information about you, with your consent, for the purposes of our internal diversity and inclusion analysis. This personal information is not used to assess your suitability for employment with us.
Please be aware that YMCA Victoria requires employees in certain roles to hold current Working with Children Checks. YMCA Victoria also requires National Police Checks. You may be asked to provide evidence of current Working with Children Check and National Police Checks as part of the application and recruitment process, and during the course of your employment (if you are successful). If you are successful in obtaining a position, your personal information will form part of your employment record and we may also:
- collect further details regarding any health issues or requirements relevant to your role (e.g. pre-existing injuries, allergies, disabilities), so that we can comply with OH&S laws,
accommodate any specific health requirements and provide a safe working environment for
- collect your banking and superannuation fund details;
- ask you to provide us with your tax file number (TFN). If you choose to provide it, we will collect and use it in accordance with our authorised functions as your employer under the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) and other applicable laws (including taxation and superannuation laws). It is not an offence if you choose not to provide your TFN. However, providing your TFN reduces the risk of administrative errors and having extra tax withheld. We are required to withhold the top rate of tax from all payments made to you if you do not provide your TFN or claim an exemption from quoting your TFN;
- collect logs of your usage of our equipment (e.g. phones, computers and vehicles) and access to our premises and systems; and
- collect biometric information about you (e.g. fingerprint) if and to the extent required to provide you with access to any of our premises and equipment that use biometric security measures.
By submitting your application and/or joining the Talent Community, you are consenting to YMCA Victoria collecting and using this information for the purposes as indicated. YMCA Victoria’s privacy
policy (available at https://victoria.ymca.org.au/privacy-policy) explains:
- how you can request to access or correct any personal information YMCA Victoria holds about you;
- how you can lodge a privacy complaint about YMCA Victoria’s handling of your personal information; and
- how we will deal with any privacy complaints.
Under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), personal information about a current or former employee may be held, used or disclosed in any way that is directly connected to the employment relationship. We handle employee information (and any information access or correction requests, and any privacy complaints) in accordance with legal requirements and our applicable policies in force from time to time. If your application is unsuccessful, YMCA Victoria may retain your information and may contact you if a suitable opportunity within the YMCA Victoria group arises within this timeframe. Your information will be accessible to other entities within the YMCA Victoria group so that they can consider you for suitable opportunities. Please advise us if you do not wish to have your information kept on file for this purpose. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how we handle your personal information, we can be contacted by email at Vicoffice.Reception@ymca.org.au or by post to YMCA Victoria Privacy 502/990 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT:
By submitting my application I acknowledge that I have read the above ‘Privacy Statement’ and I provide my consent for YMCA Victoria to obtain, collect, use and disclose personal information in the manner described above.