Working for YSS
YSS 30th birthday logoWe think that the people who work for YSS do an excellent job. Their enthusiasm for the job that they do and the skills that they possess make a real impact on the quality of service that our service users receive. For current Vacancies click here.

Working for YSS

As part of our commitment to making YSS a great place to work, below are some of the benefits that may be relevant to the role you are interested in.

  • Annual leave of 24 days rising to 26 days after 2 full years service (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • YSS operates a stakeholder pension plan with Standard Life which, if you meet the criteria set by the government, you will be automatically enrolled into.
  • Health and wellbeing – Paycare
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Occupational sick pay scheme rising with length of service to 4 months
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to role)

Recruitment of new staff

We adopt a consistent, non-discriminatory approach to the recruitment of new staff. All advertised jobs will have a job description listing the main duties of the post and a person specification describing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to do the job.

The Application Process

If you decide to apply for a role within YSS you will have access to and be able to download the relevant job description and person specification, guidance notes on how to complete an application form, information on the role and project (if applicable).  Details of the closing and interview dates will also be available together with contact details if you wish to call us with any queries or speak to someone about the role.

Completed applications can be returned to YSS by email to recruitment@yss.org.uk or a hard copy sent in the post. Once you’ve submitted your application, if you have not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful in going through to the next stage.

Selection and Interview

We aim to ensure that our selection process is fair, consistent and transparent. Short listing will be carried out by at least two people and candidates will be evaluated against the criteria in the job description and person specification. You can expect to be interviewed by at least two trained members of staff who will ask you a set of competency-based questions, based around the skills required for the role. In some cases we will also use additional assessment methods such as presentations or a practical test but if this is the case you will be advised in advance. We will aim to let you know as soon as possible the outcome of your interview.

Equal Opportunities

We ask all applicants to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form and this information is confidential and only used for monitoring purposes.  We will endeavour, through appropriate training, to ensure the staff involved in making recruitment decisions will not discriminate, whether consciously or unconsciously.

If you have any queries or are interested in finding out about opportunities at YSS please call Ann Winter on 01905 730786 or email recruitment@yss.org.uk.

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