YMCA Christchurch is committed to providing a Child Safe environment for all children who come into contact with the YMCA. To be considered for employment with us all successful applicants must complete our pre-employment processes including a comprehensive application form and all relevant pre-employment screens and checks which includes Police Vetting.


Health & Fitness Team Leader

City Y & Bishopdale, full time
We are seeking a vibrant, motivated person with a passion for fitness, a flair for providing exceptional standards and a proven ability to lead operations and staff, overseeing the fitness centers at both Bishopdale and City YMCA. This energetic and positive person will take our health & fitness team and centers to the next level. The perfect candidate will have a passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals while creating a welcoming and supportive culture. The key outcomes of this role are:

  • Continuing and growing the culture where people feel included and part of a wider community
  • Leading and supporting a team who are providing exceptional customer service
  • Increasing participation in our programmes and memberships
  • Living in a culture of uncompromising safety, ensuring the health and safety obligations of the YMCA are maintained at all times
  • Ensuring the facilities and equipment are well maintained
  • Keeping abreast of new developments in the fitness industry

How to Apply

Apply through SEEK.

Applications close 29 September 2019.

Job Description



City Y, part time/fixed role
The reception staff at the City Y are our front-of-house ambassadors who demonstrate to the public our core values, our point of difference, our mission, vision and purpose and our commitment to excellent customer service. With summer approaching we are looking for an outstanding person to join our reception team in a part time,fixed basis over the busy summer months.

Do you:

  • Enjoy meeting new people?
  • Have a sense of humour and a willing attitude?
  • Take a pride in your work?
  • Have a cheerful and friendly disposition?
    Previous experience is not essential, but the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and develop new skills.

    How to Apply

    Apply through SEEK.

    Applications close 22 September 2019.
    Fixed Term – 10 October 2019 to 30 April 2020

    Job Description



    Group Exercise Instructors

    YMCA Bishopdale & City
    If you are an enthusiastic and motivated REPS registered Group Exercise instructor, then we are keen to hear from you.

    We are currently recruiting for instructors to help us deliver our group exercise programme across both the Bishopdale and City Y locations, who are experienced in leading exercise classes for older adults, circuit, spin, boxing, step, yoga, Pilates, pump, or any other exciting class formats.

    How to Apply

    Email Jacinda Chisholm outlining your current availability to instruct classes, with your resume attached.



    Volunteer Programme Instructors

    YMCA Wainui Park
    YMCA Wainui Park offers a unique volunteer work and training experience for aspiring outdoor instructors, tertiary students who require ‘work experience’ in the area of outdoor leadership, and young adults on their ‘overseas experience’ who have worked for outdoor centres or YMCAs in their home country.

    We are currently recruiting volunteer instructional staff for the next season which starts in September 2019.

    Volunteer programme staff who are committed for the season live on site in shared accommodation, and receive a small weekly expense allowance as well as training, meals, internet access, vehicle access and a ready-made group of like minded friends!

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    How to Apply

    For more information please contact Wainui Park Camp

    P 03 304 8460 E



    Holiday Programme Supervisors

    YMCA City
    We are always looking for passionate, outgoing and reliable individuals to supervise our busy school holiday programmes!

    We need supervisors that are at least 20 years of age, have a current First Aid Certificate, and have a good understanding and experience of working with young people.

    We currently run active, creative, performing and general programmes, which you will help create, plan and develop.

    This is full time work while school holidays are running, with up to 6 hours of additional paid training prior to the programme starting.

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    How to Apply

    For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

    P 03 366 0689 E



    Holiday Programme Volunteers

    YMCA City
    Working on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills. Each school holiday period the YMCA runs up to 8 different programmes all over Christchurch City!

    As a volunteer leader you will work as part of a team, alongside and experienced supervisor, to run the programme. You can expect to get involved wi the kids, manage your group and the behaviours, role model a positive attitude and have a great experience!

    Some of the activities you may be involved in are: movies, tenpin bowling, mini-golf, swimming, Antarctic Centre, sports, art & crafts, outdoor adventure days, inddor climbing and the list goes on! You will be required between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm, and must be 15yrs or over.

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    Apply here
    For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

    P 03 366 0689 E



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