Work opportunity: Key-Holder/ Office Administrator Draper Hall, SE1

Key-Holder/ Office Administrator Draper Hall, Draper Estate, London SE1

Job Description:

Key-Holder/ Office Administrator – Draper Hall, Draper Estate, London SE1

Draper Hall is a community Hall situated in the heart of Elephant and Castle, London SE1. It is run by the Draper Residents Association (DRA), a Tenants and Residents Association on the Draper estate.

Draper Hall is very busy 7 days a week, serving its local residents and the wider neighbourhood. The opening times of the Hall are between 9am and 9:30pm everyday.

A committee of volunteers runs Draper Hall but the position of Key-Holder/Office Administrator is a paid position and is being offered on a part-time, contract basis.

Salary: £15 per session, which includes opening and closing the Hall.

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm, 22nd May, 2017, interviews to take place 30th and 31st May.

Job Description for Key-Holder/ Office Administrator – Draper Hall

The Key-Holder is a very important representative of the DRA, as the ‘face’ that the customer meets first and it is of great importance that the Key-Holder has customer-care experience and presents him/herself as clean and smartly dressed with a polite and diplomatic manner.

The DRA Executive committee will provide support on the specific requirements for the role and the KH will report directly to them.

The successful candidate should live within a 3 mile radius of Draper Hall and be ready to promptly attend during the course of a hire to deal with any unforeseen problems e.g. the fire alarm going off, noise complaints from neighbours, loss of power, etc.

The Key-Holder will report primarily to the Chair of the DRA and will be in charge of scheduling the calendar of Draper Hall. They will meet with prospective hirers and inform them of the rules of the Hall.

The Key-Holder will be available to work on weekends and to open and close the Hall half an hour prior to the opening time 9am (at 8.30am) and half an hour after the closing time of 9:30pm (till 10pm).


– needs to be internet proficient in order to deal with scheduling the calendar online and corresponding via email with both the DRA executives and the clients hiring the Hall.

– will be responsible to ensure that the Hall has been left clean and ready for the next hire and if the hire has failed to do so report the hire to the DRA committee.

– be prepared to do some basic cleaning and organising of the Hall in case this has not been done and the cleaner is not due to arrive within the day.


– needs to be available on the phone (mobile phone provided) and online, via email to the DRA Executive committee and clients hiring the Hall, The KH will be responsible for dealing with some possibly difficult clients and challenging situations, so it is necessary that the person is diplomatic, used to mediating and finding the appropriate solution.

Additional Hours:

If available to work for additional hours, we would also like the Key-Holder to cover some administrative work a couple of hours a week in the Draper Office; filing bills/receipts and organising Hall hire contracts.

If the candidate is First Aid trained and aware of Health and Safety procedures, this would be a bonus.

To apply please enclose a two-page only CV and a one page covering letter to the following email address, with Key-Holder Position in the subject line:

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Friends of Ruskin Park Development Worker Request for the supply of services

Work opportunity: Friends of Ruskin Park Development Worker Request for the supply of services

We love Ruskin Park. We want it to be a haven of relaxation, exercise and health for the whole community. Could you help mobilise local people to support us?

The Friends of Ruskin Park are looking for an enthusiastic and capable freelancer to work with us for approximately 40 days over the next six months. Their main tasks will be:

●  Manage the launch of a new, more coordinated volunteering programme
●  Facilitate new activities and volunteering opportunities
●  Help us increase the profile of our activities
●  Support the Trustees and other key volunteers with other elements of our work where appropriate, including making sure that we are prepared to continue this work after the end of the project without your help.

About us

The Friends of Ruskin Park is a registered charity (number 1166358) led by a group of trustees who are all local people. We work to ensure our park is well cared for and maintained, and has a planned and healthy future. 2016 was a significant year for the Friends. We saved the park’s popular paddling pool from closure, raising money through a crowdfunding appeal and put in place a team of volunteers to help maintain it. We also continued with many other highly successful activities, including our summer fete and bandstand concerts. These activities are supported by a group of regular volunteers.

We are committed to our vision for Ruskin Park as a health and wellbeing park . This will include building better links with the nearby Maudsley and King’s College hospitals. Critically, we need to develop a broader approach to volunteer recruitment and engagement that allows us to draw on local enthusiasm to support the park, while better co-ordinating the skills of our existing trustees and volunteers.

The role

The opportunity is for an agreement to supply services, not an employment contract. We expect the rate to be between £120 and £170 per day depending on skills and experience. You will be paid within 30 days on presentation of an invoice and agreed timesheets. We are not registered for VAT.

The Development Worker will:

1.Manage the launch of a new, more coordinated volunteering programme for Ruskin Park

●  Build and grow a simple volunteer database, signposting and supporting potential volunteers to get involved
●  Promote membership and volunteering, including a significant ‘volunteer drive’ at the Ruskin Park Summer Fete on Saturday 24th June 2017
●  Work with existing projects such as the Paddling Pool, Bandstand Concerts and Summer Fete to ensure they have sufficient volunteers for their activities

2.Facilitate new activities and volunteering opportunities that support our vision for a health and wellbeing park
●  Set up joint volunteering sessions with partners such as Trees for Cities and the Ruskin Park Community Garden
●  Building other relationships, e.g. with local schools, hospitals, community groups and other membership organisations, particularly to create opportunities for groups such as hospital patients and young people

3.Help us increase the profile of our activities through publicity materials, attendance at community events (including our own events) and social media

4.Support the Trustees and other key volunteers with other elements of our work where appropriate, including to make sure we are prepared to continue this work after the end of the project without your help.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be:

●  Passionate about parks, and with a keen interest in health, community activities, food growing and/or horticulture
●  Experienced in working with, supporting and inspiring volunteers. This will include developing a good relationship with our trustees and project group leaders who all have busy lives
●  Able to work with a range of organisations, build networks, spot and exploit new opportunities
●  Well organised and focused on getting things done
●  Able to work independently and flexibly. We’re a small organisation, with no paid employees. Your work schedule will need to accommodate some evening and weekend activities
●  Able to set up simple and efficient processes (e.g. for registering volunteers) and train other people to use them
●  Computer literate (Office, WordPress, Mailchimp) and great at managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Optional : As some of our volunteering sessions will require some ‘hands on’
facilitation, we would also like to hear about any practical experience and knowledge you have related to horticulture, food growing, community gardening or other park based activities . However, we are flexible on this requirement and can bring in additional expertise as required.

How to apply

If you’re interested please send your CV and a short covering letter to Chris Norris at by midnight on 14th April 2017. We are very happy to answer questions.

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A full time Community Sports Activator is needed!

Community Sports Activator needed

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST), a Central London-based community charity, is looking for a full time Community Sports Activator to develop the programme of activity and usage at Marlborough Sports Garden, a unique inner city location for outdoor sport and recreation. The person we are seeking to appoint to the role of Community Sports Activator will be passionate about being physically active, outgoing, have excellent communication skills, and combine being results driven with having a strong team ethos.

More information available here:

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