“We aim to create an environment where employees can have a positive and rewarding work experience, and balance this against the varied needs of our beneficiaries, customers, partners and stakeholders. We’re all aware that our lives are intensifying, working patterns are changing, technology is encroaching on our quiet time and boundaries are blurring. Central YMCA understands that how people are managed matters. We help our colleagues strike a balance through our engaging management team, our collaborative culture and supportive workplace practices that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. It’s also helpful that our offices near Tottenham Court Road are next door to London’s largest gym – the original YMCA! All of our employees are encouraged to take the time to make use of this incredible space to recharge physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, as they need.
“The importance of wellbeing is a belief that’s woven into the very fibre of this organisation, rather than something that is paid lip service to – and I know that makes us unique.”
This is backed up by our employees who have had positive experiences. Julia Harvey, in our Marketing department, who has worked at Central YMCA for more than two years, said: "Before I joined Central YMCA, I used to work 12 hour days and never take a lunch break. Work was my life. I only had weekends and no evenings. When I moved here I was surprised that no one did overtime and there was so much more time to actually live my life.