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Whittington Park Community Association

Recruitment of a new Centre Manager


Whittington Park Community Association is an independent charitable organisation, based in North Islington, founded by volunteers in 1974 and overseen by a board of local trustees. The current manager is retiring after 12 years service, during which time she has overseen the major refurbishment of our main halls.

The Centre is a busy and vibrant part of the community, hosting a variety of activities, including a youth club, over 55’s lunch club, under 5’s hub and many wellbeing activities, classes and support groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a valued community organisation and lead a dedicated team. If you are a proficient manager who is also hand-on this could be the ideal role for you. You will bring strengths and insight to your work, particularly operational excellence, sound financial acumen and effective partnership building skills. You will have a solid track record of working successfully in the charity sector. And you will relish the opportunity provided by the newly refurbished halls and spaces.

Key Details

Role: Centre Manager

Location: North Islington

Salary: £45,000 per annum

Contract: Full time with occasional, negotiable flexible working.

Start date: 1 July, 2024

Person Specification:

The Centre Manager has full responsibility for the operation of the centre, leading a small team and reporting to the board of trustees. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of expanding usage of community centres or similar;

  • Experience of a senior management role in a community or charitable organisation, with a track record of team building and motivation;

  • Experience of working with local authorities and user groups;

  • Experience of fund raising;

  • A deep understanding of multicultural needs and equality issues in society;

  • Experience of compliance with governance and reporting in the charitable sector.

  • Motivation and experience to help define strategic plans and implement them.

Find the full job description here.

Closing date for application: 5pm, Friday, 8th March 2024

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 18th March 2024


We are looking for volunteers who are interested in what we do and want to support our aims and can commit some of their free time to joining in and supporting our new community centre garden project.

What we are looking for

1) Volunteers who can support older people attending our Tuesday to Thursday Lunch Time Club to engage in gardening activities in our new 4H (hops, herbs, health and happiness) Community Garden.

2) Community Garden volunteers who can support us and contribute to the setting up, maintenance and development of our 4H community garden

We are looking for volunteers who;

 Are reliable and have good time keeping skills
 Have good communication skills
 Are enthusiastic and keen on gardening
 Are willing to learn with us
 Can offer their skills and experience to enhance what we do

We will offer advice, support and training to carry out the volunteering roles.

Image by Markus Spiske


We would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer with us in 

  • the 4H Garden

  • the Social Club for 55+ and Men's Club

Please get in touch if you would like more information about these roles. Join us and  make a difference in the community.  Please email or call 0207 272 1847.  

Alternative download our volunteer application form by clicking the button below, and send it over to us for review.

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