We have over 150 hostels in England and Wales and nearly 1,300 members of staff during our busiest season. Not to mention 2,500 volunteers who donate their time and expertise to YHA. That’s a lot of hostels, a lot of people, and a whole host of different jobs that keep YHA ticking over. We rely on having great people in the right positions throughout our network of hostels and at our national office. Here are just a few of the many and varied opportunities that YHA offer.
Our hostel-based staff are at the very heart of what we do. With more than 150 hostels and 40 camping and cabin sites, our in-hostel staff are the ones who make sure our guests have the best possible experience. There’s a whole range of roles that keep our hostels ticking over. From hostel managers, responsible for the day to day running of the property and leading your teams to drive sales and keep standards high, to team members who do everything from managing the reception desk, working behind the bar or keeping the hostel spick and span. There are also more specialised positions in the kitchen and housekeeping teams.
National office staff
Contact centre advisor
Our contact centre advisors are often the first point of contact for YHA’s customers. As an advisor, you’ll play an important role in driving sales and revenue for the organisation. You’ll be the person at the end of the phone answering questions, making bookings, problem-solving and generally helping our guests find the right hostel for them. You might come to specialise in group bookings, taking group leaders through every stage of the booking process and making sure their needs are met and that the staff at the hostel are ready to receive them. It’s a great role for a people person and seeing the tangible difference you can make to a guest’s experience is extremely rewarding. No two days (or calls) are ever the same.