St Hilda’s East Community Centre

Consultation and Outreach Internship


We are recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic person to be part of our Consultation and Outreach Worker Intern funding application to the Rank Foundation.  


This is a full time (35 hrs a week) paid internship (at London Living Wage level of £9.75 per hour). The successful candidate must be available from January 2018 for a period of 12 months.           


Part of the Rank Foundation ‘Time to Shine’ internship programme, this is a great chance for a person with skills, talents and ambition to gain valuable work experience, kick starting a career in the community sector.


The role involves carrying out consultation with existing and potential users of our community centre, in particular our Under 5s’ Family Learning project, a youth group working with boys and young men, and Surjamuki group for young people with disabilities – identifying what is working well and what might need improvement. The Consultation and Outreach Intern will also conduct consultation with the wider community by engaging with potential users at local schools, Children’s Centres, faith groups and community events – promoting our projects, encouraging involvement and recruiting new members.


The Consultation and Outreach Worker Intern will receive support from an established Development and Fundraising Officer at St Hilda’s East Community Centre in carrying out this role.


St Hilda’s has submitted a grant application to the Rank Foundation and we are very hopeful of being shortlisted. We think we have a strong chance of being successful, having been funded by the Foundation for internships in the past. We now wish to identify the person who will be our “Time to shine” intern candidate this year.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with St Hilda’s. The chosen candidate will then be required to attend a second interview (accompanied by a St Hilda’s staff member) during November with the project funder to secure the position. Information about the programme can be found at:


Please encourage anyone that you feel might be suitable to apply for this position!


Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter explaining why they are interested in the role, covering the points on the Task and Role Description, by email to  as soon as possible, preferably by Wednesday 8th November, and no later than 10.00am on Monday 13th November.


For more details contact Bethan Mobey (St Hilda’s Development and Fundraising Officer) or Rupert Williams (Director) on 020 77398066 or via

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Come and explore ‘Our Tower Hamlets’ at our community event on 8th June!

As part of a nationwide Great Get Together in memory of MP Jo Cox, and supported by Tower Hamlets,  we will be holding an event on Saturday 8th July, from 11am to 3pm, to which all are welcome!

There will be a group art project, children’s activities, stalls and refreshments available, along with a short film screening.

We hope to see you all there!



Congratulations to Mainul Haque

- our former Boitok group leader, and current Older People’s Social Club co-leader -

On the 1st of December Mainul was invited to the Dockland Radison Hotel to receive his certificate at the Community Champion Awards 2016.

The award was for long standing health care worker for the BME Asian Community.

This award recognises an individual who has provided an outstanding level of care for someone during a time of illness.

We are very proud of him and his achievement and are very lucky to have him as part of our team here at St Hilda’s.


Well done Mainul!


Join us on Wednesday the 9th November for a one-off event at the Star of Bethnal Green pub.

We will be joining many other teams around the country in the Great Legal Quiz organised by the London Legal Support Trust.

£5 entry per person in teams of 6 with some great prizes on offer.

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See you there!


New 11-1Please come along to our next fundraising event on the 15th September.

We look forward to seeing you then!


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On Thursday 18th August we held a Fun Day and opened our doors to all local residents and families and welcomed all to take part in an array of fun activities. The event went really well and saw  over 400 people through the door throughout the day.


A special thanks to our wonderful volunteers from Volunteering Matters who came along (after collecting their A Level results) and being incredibly helpful – we would definitely welcome you back!

*Below, one of our fab volunteers inside a bubble!!


The Food Co-op during its new opening hours were also a huge success on Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm.

This is an ongoing project so if you find yourself in the area please do drop by and support us.

Thanks again and please do keep in touch via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 18th August from 12-6pm here at St Hilda’s.

Many fun activities for children and adults.

Drinks and refreshments will also be available.

All activities free with a small suggested donation.

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*Volunteers urgently needed!*

We’re looking for a people to come and help us run our busy community Food Co-op on Thursdays from

10am – 1.30pm OR 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Can you help?

No experience necessary, we have a range of roles available and it’s flexible so you can alternate between daytime’s and evenings if needed.

Please email for more info.

After being put forward by our local store manager to go through the nominations process we can proudly announce that

WE WON and are now Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year!

Publication1This is a fantastic achievement and I would like to thank everyone who voted and made this possible.

All staff at our local Sainsbury’s branch have been so supportive and we have already met to make plans for the year.


-Collecting treats for our film screening fundraising event-

Thank you all again and we will keep you updated with any developments.


We are very excited to announce that on Thursday the 28th of July we are holding a movie screening of  ‘Suffragette’ here at St Hilda’s.

We were very proud to have been involved with some of the shooting taking place in and around our local neighbourhood, the Boundary Estate and St Hilda’s itself for several weeks during 2014. This give our users and staff an insight into the work that goes into film production, and we got to experience what it would have been like at St Hilda’s in the early days of the twentieth century, as we were surrounded by set dressing and actors in period costumes!

We were particularly pleased to be one of the filming spots as St Hilda’s has a strong connection to the women’s suffrage movement through our founders, Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Dorothea Beale, CLC’s most famous headmistress and inspiration for St Hilda’s, petitioned Parliament to give women the vote in 1867 along with members of the Kensington Society. Although this was defeated by 196 votes to 73, the Kensington Society was undeterred and went on to form the London Society for Women’s Suffrage. Dorothea Beale continued to be a strong figure in the suffrage movement, eventually becoming vice-president of the   Central Society for Women’s Suffrage.

Please come along to the event to support our community centre – we are not charging for tickets but there is a small suggested donation of £5 -

See you there

A screening of the award winning



St Hilda's East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, London E2 7EY | | 020 7739 8066
Founded by The Incorporated Guild of Cheltenham Ladies' College in 1889. Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 52880) and Registered Charity (no. 212208).

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