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Deputy Hostel Manager, Bath

Who we are

YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our activities include:

Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.

A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.

Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.

Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.

Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.

What does the job entail?

The Deputy Hostel Manager for this large 210 bedded hostel in the centre of Bath is a key role in supporting the smooth operations of the facility on a day to day basis but primarily when the Director of Housing is absent / on annual leave etc. The Bath YMCA Hostel is a social enterprise and part of YMCA Brunel Group.

What skills will the successful candidate need?

This role would suit someone who enjoys the challenge of delivery an exceptional customer experience, managing a diverse staff team, who enjoys being hands on but can take on full operational running of the business.

Ideally you will have a degree or Diploma in Hotel Management or the equivalent

What we offer

Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

YMCA employee advantages

20% discount off the cost of childcare at our childcare settings

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.


YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.


40 hours a week – on rolling shift pattern for Hospitality & Duty Manager role but with the potential to change shift patterns to cover general hours and other staff.

Special conditions: evenings, overnights, weekends and bank holidays

Contract type


Rate of Pay

£30,000 to £32,000 per annum, depending on experience plus annual leave

If you would like to apply for any of our current vacancies you will need to fill out one of our application forms on line:

To know more about what YMCA Brunel do and to apply please visit our website:

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Deputy Hostel Manager


£30,000 to £32,000 dependent on experience


40 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full time


Bath Hostel, International House, Broad Street Place, Bath BA1 5LH

Close Date:

Monday, 21 August 2023

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