We have the following vacancies at the community centre:

Charity Operations Manager

The Charity Operations Manager will play a key role in ensuring the management and smooth running of Grange Park Centre charity and The Arc Community Hub. Working closely with the board of Trustees, and other members of staff, the Charity Operations Manager will ensure that the Centre is a vibrant, well-run facility for members, groups and other users and that it works to meet the needs of local residents. This will include managing bookings and payments to help ensure the financial sustainability of the community centre. This is a new role and reflects the transition of The Arc to a fully operational community centre as we emerge from recent Coronavirus restrictions. Trustees are keen to maximise use of The Arc for the benefit of the local community and want to appoint an Operations Manager to help us to deliver our vision. All work will be in line with the charity purpose to help people to come together sustaining a stronger community and in accordance with our vision, mission and values.

For more information please see the job description and application form. This role will be subject to the applicant presenting satisfactory DBS information due to working in the centre with children and vulnerable adults.

30 hours per week, salary depending on experience in the range £12-18 per hour.

Part-time Cleaner and key holder

The Cleaner & Keyholder will do two critical things: keep the building safe and clean, and manage the opening and locking up for some of our centre bookings. Working closely with the Centre Manager, the Cleaner & Keyholder will make sure the building is ready and looks good for people hiring it and those coming in to attend groups, classes and events. Customer-facing, this person will also be friendly and welcoming, opening up the building for centre users, running through checklists and locking up. Flexibility is key, as we will need help with opening and locking up for ad-hoc bookings, for example one-off birthday parties at the weekend. The vacancy is funded by the Grange Park Centre Charity.

For more information please see the job description and application form. This role will be subject to the applicant presenting satisfactory DBS information due to working in the centre with children and vulnerable adults.

4 hours per week, £9 per hour.

Part-time Bookkeeper

We need support in running the finances of the charity. This role will report to the Treasurer of the charity (one of the Trustees). The Bookkeeper will be responsible for accurate recording of payments, receipts and creating invoices for bookings. The charity finances are recorded in Sage and need to be accounted in line with Charity Commission guidance and funding requirements from our benefactors. All work will be in line with the charity purpose to help people to come together sustaining a stronger community and in accordance with our vision, mission and values.

For more information please see the job description and application form. This role will be subject to the applicant presenting satisfactory DBS information due to working with financial records and bank accounts.

8 hours per week, salary depending on experience in the range £11-13 per hour.

Additional trustees

Unpaid role.

The Grange Park Centre is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charities Commission (1157806), and as such the Trustees help steer the charity towards its goals.

With the construction of the community centre well under way, we are looking for new trustees to join the Grange Park Centre charity to help transition into the next phase. It’s an exciting time after waiting for many years to be finally opening the doors to the new community centre!

Trustees are an essential part to running the charity, each bring different skillsets whether financial, management, education, fund raising, technology or practical skills. We are looking for individuals who can bring these skills to the team to help oversee the building and deliver a number of projects into the community over the next 2-3 years.

We are looking for 2-3 Trustees to help steer the charity as we look to an Autumn opening. You will be required to attend Trustee meetings (2hrs) every quarter, the working group meetings (2hrs) every 6-7 week and the public meeting (1hr) every other month. You’ll be responsible for helping make decisions for the use of the building, guiding the policies and helping ensure the centre engages with the local community and keeping an overview of the financial decisions.

The Charities Commission have produced a helpful guidance document detailing the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, and what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently.

If you’re interested in working as part of a team to help make an impact into the community, then please download the expression of interest form then email us and we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to talk about the role in more detail.