Tollcross YMCA Team

We pride ourselves in having a great team here at Tollcross YMCA. It’s encouraging that a significant number of our staff members began their careers here as volunteers and have made a very smooth transition into being fully fledged members of staff eager to serve the local community in anyway the can.

Linda Brown

Youth Development & Programme Manager

Having introduced and developed our preschool sessions over a 4 year period, I was delighted to be offered the role of Youth Development & Programme Manager here at Tollcross YMCA.

The pandemic gave me an insight into the extensive role our YMCA plays in the local community and I was amazed at how the Board and our previous manager adapted to the lockdown measures whilst, desperately, trying to meet the needs of  our community, at a time when there was nothing and no-one else for some of our most vulnerable community members. I knew then Tollcross YMCA was for me.

I have two young children, who don’t know life without the YMCA, be it toddlers or Juniors- they love their “YM”.

I am passionate about supporting and empowering young people, as well as establishing ways to service the wider community and continue to feel privileged to work alongside such a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and Board members.

Kerry Phimister

Tollcross YMCA Youth Worker

I came to work at Tollcross YMCA nearly 6 years ago.

Firstly, I started taking my daughter to most of the clubs that were on and started volunteering for a while then got a job as a youth worker where I lead the Seniors & Juniors sessions.

Steven Gilmour

Tollcross YMCA Youth Worker

I’ve worked at Tollcross YMCA for 2 years.

I began my career here as a volunteer and then when the opportunity of a vacancy arose I applied and was successfull.

I am now running our first ever weekly drama club here at the YMCA.

The thing I love most about my role is how varied it is.

Megan Flynn

Tollcross YMCA Toddler Support

I have been bringing my kids to toddlers for around a year and a half.

I enjoyed it so much, I became a volunteer and eventually a permanent employee!

I absolutely love interacting with the other mums and kids.