Oxted, Surrey
£15,000 - £18,000 per year (£30,000 - £36,000 pro-rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 20 hours a week
Job description

Are you passionate about eliminating social isolation and reducing loneliness in local communities? The Woodhouse Centre and Men In Sheds is a charity created for this purpose, and we have a unique opportunity for the right person to join as Manager. It’s a challenging and varied role, where every day is different: from the Centre’s day-to-day opening & operation, to directing volunteers, to promoting the charity’s work in the community, to organising fundraising activities and events. 

We operate a purpose-built Centre in the heart of Oxted where our ‘members’ can drop in on mornings throughout the week to meet each other and work together on various craft and wood-working projects. That’s what’s unique about The Woodhouse Centre: activities are all based on crafts and working with hands to make products that are beautiful or useful. Many of the products our members create are then offered for sale to the public, which helps raise funds for the charity’s activities. We’re beginning to offer craft workshops, and introducing new crafts for members to try. Our Men In Sheds workshop is well-equipped with power and hand tools - everything members need to work on a variety of projects and repairs. We take commissions for repairs and re-upholstery or re-caning of chairs and other small furnishings - another unique ‘service’ in the area. 

The pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of social connection; The Woodhouse Centre believes that engaging in practical handiwork provides further purpose and meaning to people who are not in work or other activities. The Board of Trustees are keen to hear from candidates who have experience in public-facing roles, and with some creativity and vision - and the ambition to see their ideas come to life for the benefit of others.

Please read our full job description and candidate information pack for all the details. Applications are due 30 November 2021.

Refreshed on: 18 November 2021
Closed date: 30 November 2021
Tags: Management, Volunteer Management

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