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Centre Manager

Job description

The Hampstead Community Centre is an independent charitable organisation founded by volunteers in 1976 and overseen by a board of local trustees.


The Centre is a busy and vibrant part of the community, hosting a variety of activities including an after school playcentre, holiday playschemes for 5-12s, under 5’s activities, over 60’s activities, classes, support groups, counselling, an outdoor food market and events. Our current manager is retiring after nearly 25 years and so we are now looking for a new Centre manager.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a valued community organisation and lead a dedicated team. If you are a proficient manager who is also hands-on, this could be the ideal role for you. You will bring strengths around working with a board, operational excellence, sound financial acumen and effective partnership building skills. You will be passionate about the local community and have a solid track record of working successfully in the charity sector.  



ROLE: Centre Manager


SALARY: circa £50,000 per annum

CONTRACT: Full time, negotiable/flexible working


The Centre Manager has full responsibility for operation of the Centre and the outdoor food market, leading a small team and reporting to the Trustees’ Management Committee. 


Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a senior management role in a community or charitable organisation 

  • Experience of working with local authorities and user groups

  • Experience of fundraising

  • A deep understanding of multicultural needs and creating equality in society

  • Experience of compliance with governance and reporting in the charitable sector

  • Motivation and experience to help define strategic plans and carry them forward alongside the trustees.


If you would like to receive a full job description for this role with details on how to apply, please contact Faye Marshall at Harris Hill:


Faye Marshall: | 020 7820 7303


Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 27th November

Interview dates: 6th and 7th of December


Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.