St Hilda’s East is a friendly multi-purpose community centre in the East End of London – working with all age groups from children to older people.  A vacancy has now arisen for the following post, playing a key role in recruiting volunteers for the organisation’s services.

Volunteer Co-ordinator                Part time 21.6 hours per week (over 3 days)               Ref: VC

Salary: SCP. 33 £29,909 per annum pro rata for 21.6 hours weekly.

We are looking for someone who shares our belief in the importance of volunteering, to play a pivotal role in our team. As Volunteer Coordinator, you will develop, deliver and support the organisation by recruiting and placing volunteers (including corporate volunteers) in our services and projects as well as handling the administration and organisational activities related to placing volunteers. Our services include a busy older people’s service, an exciting food co-op project and our youth services.

Essential requirements include: at least 1 year’s experience of working and supporting volunteers; experience of supervising volunteers; knowledge of good practice in volunteering; some experience of organising / delivering training for volunteers and publicity skills.

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th October 2018 10:00 am

 For an application pack:

Email:  mail@sthildas.org.uk

or contact: Ash Hoque on 020 7739 8066

clearly quoting the name and the reference of the post.

Confirmation of appointment will be dependent upon a clear Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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We are recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic person to be part of our funding application to the Rank Foundation. We are applying for a grant to fund this person to be a paid intern and help organise our organisation’s 130th Anniversary activities during 2019.

This is a full time (35 hrs a week) employed internship (paid at London Living Wage level of £10.20 per hour). The successful candidate must be available from January 2019 for a period of 12 months.

Part of the Rank Foundation ‘Time to Shine Leader’ 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 – particularly in the field of events organising, community development and fundraising.

The role will centre around working with other members of St Hilda’s East team to develop a programme of celebrations to mark the charity’s 130th Anniversary. You will lead in organising, coordinating and promoting events. Existing plans include an Open Day, a summer street party, a sponsored walk, and an anniversary celebration event at the Mercers’ Hall in the City of London. We hope that our anniversary activities will help promote St Hilda’s East, attracting new users, support and partnerships.
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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 similar internships in the past. We now wish to identify the person who will be our ‘Time to Shine Leader’ 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 (the Rank Foundation) to secure the position.

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 (available on request), by email to mail@sthildas.org.uk as soon as possible, and no later than 10.00am on Friday, 19th October.

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

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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!!

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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 jenny@sthildas.org.uk for more info.

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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.

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-Collecting treats for our film screening fundraising event-

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

St Hilda's East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, London E2 7EY | mail@sthildas.org.uk | 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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