COMMUNITY NEWS & JOBS

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Power The Fight charity is recruiting

Power The Fight charity is looking for an experienced Book Keeper/ Finance Officer.

State of the Sector Survey: Help us help you!

Please fill in and share our State of The Sector Survey. You will enter our prize draw to win £100! This research will lead to improvements for your groups and service users

Atos & ANTZ New Beginnings Programme Showcase

ANTZ and our network partner Atos want to do more to support the local London community, we need your support to enable us to do that.

Drawing Room invites you to their FAMILY STUDIO sessions for children and families.

Sessions for children and families to meet an artist and get drawing! All free, all welcome! Materials provided.

Southwark’s new NHS Health Check service – tell Southwark Council what you think of our research!

Do you live in Southwark and aged 40 - 74 years old? Then take part in a research study for Southwark Council's new NHS Health Check website.

Kirkaldy’s Testing Works are seeking a Treasurer Trustee Director

Kirkaldy's Testing Works are seeking a Treasurer Trustee Director to play a vital role in the future development of Kirkaldy’s Testing Works

Can you help us engage men living or working in Southwark, aged 45-60, who identify as black, black Caribbean, black African or black British?

Community Southwark is working with Southwark Council to facilitate insight workshops into how the Adult Weight Management Service can meet the needs of men in Southwark. 

Community Family Worker

1st Place  Charity is recruiting for a Community Family Worker

Thank you for coming to our State of the Sector launch Breakfast Meeting!

Help us help you & have the chance to win £100! Just fill in our State of the Sector Survey...

London Bubble Theatre are hiring!

London Bubble Theatre are looking for an experienced theatre practitioner to join their team

Kingswood Arts in Dulwich are hiring!

Kingswood Arts are hiring for a brand new Arts Centre in Dulwich!

Black Space Wellbeing Group

The Black Space Wellbeing Group is a monthly group for Southwark residents from the Black community to come together and work towards positive mental wellbeing

Draper Together are looking for Trustees

Draper Together at Draper Hall are looking for new Trustees

Paid Research Opportunity – Superhighways Data Journeys

Earn £75 for your organisation by taking part in workshops looking at data use in small charities

Waterloo Community Counselling is hiring a part-time Finance Manager

Waterloo Community Counselling are seeking a proactive, organised, qualified accountant to provide efficient accounting and finance support to WCC’s staff and Board of Trustees.

Digital Inclusion Volunteer Roles with Community TechAid

Three great volunteer roles with a local digital inclusion charity

Grants for Equity-led Organisations – Pre-application Workshops

New funding programme for groups that have historically struggled to access it - workshops for groups to get involved pre-launch.

Our Sept 2022 Member Spotlight is Glengall Wharf Garden!

Mariama Abudulai, Chair of Glengall Wharf Garden, tells us about this fantastic not for profit community organisation that cultivates food, learning and wellbeing through permaculture design and ethics.

FREE Computer Monitors!

ZS Associates is kindly offering to give out free computer monitors to Southwark charities and groups

Save our Hub! – Wellbeing Community Group about to be homeless

Can you help provide a new home for this much-loved Southwark organisation which helps 3,600 people per year

Creative Futures Business Incubator

Free support available for young people with a creative business idea - including social enterprises and CICs

A hello and update from Elizabeth, our Volunteering Advice Services Officer

Elizabeth tells us about the rewards of her role, supporting the VCS and her colleagues in all different elements of volunteering advice...

Walworth Garden are recruiting for Trainee Gardeners

Walworth Garden Services Team are looking for 3 x Trainee Gardeners to support their gardening, maintenance, and landscape work across South London.

Motivation & Mindfulness for Life: FREE Programme

This Motivation & Mindfulness for Life is a  FREE 10-week programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 

Earn £2,500 as part of the Future Cities Research Panel

Help shape a local funder's strategy and earn £2,500 by taking part in an urban health research panel

Funding available to decrease cancer inequalities in Southwark

Grants available for groups working with communities with a lower uptake of cancer screening

Stronger Voices – free communications training programme for equality organisations

Fantastic opportunity for free in-depth communications training, for London's equality focussed organisations.

Trinity College Centre are hiring

Trinity College Centre, in SE15, are recruiting for a Warden's Assistant

The Old Vic Theatre job vacancies

The Old Vic Theatre are currently recruiting for Front Line staff

Crystal Palace Park are looking for a Trustee

Crystal Palace Park are looking for a Trustee who shares their passion to create a long-term, sustainable future for this precious historic green space.

Research Project on infill development

Research Project on infill development on council estates in the borough of Southwark.

SIBP Social Impact Apprentice role

SIBP  is looking for a Social Impact Apprentice, Central London (£18-21k).

Outreach Officer: Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty

South East London Community Energy is looking for an Outreach Officer: Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty.

Become an Amici host with London Charity Standing Tall

Charity Standing Tall are looking to recruit residents of Southwark who have a spare room and spare empathy to become one of their “Amici” hosts.

Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation Operations Manager Role

Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation are looking for an Operations Manager to help with the delivery of high-quality services.

Neighbourhood Networking Events update

Last month we held our first very successful in-person networking events for charities and community groups in SE17, SE22 and SE24, in Southwark!

Our August 2022 Member Spotlight is Creative Lives

Natanya Mark, Creative Lives' Senior England Development and London Development Officer, tells us about their work, including their free peer-support network for creative engagement in the Old Kent Road.

A hello and update from Sari, our Social Action & Communities Officer

Sari is Community Southwark's Social Action & Communities Officer. Sari tells us about her three year social action project and the many and useful learning and insights along the way.

Social Prescribing Network Event Update

On 14 July we held our Southwark Social Prescribing Network Open Meeting event with an amazing 85 attendees representing 45 organisations!

FREE support from corporates – we can arrange this!

Are you interested in getting FREE support from corporates? Either through skills or building/painting works for your organisation.

Where we are with our new strategy

We have come to the end of the first quarter of our 2022-26 Strategy have been evaluating the progress we're making... 

Carnival del Pueblo Comeback 2022!

Help bring Carnaval del Pueblo Latin festival back to Burgess Park on the 21st August 2022!

Peckham Sponsors Refugees is looking for CELTA or TESOL teachers

Can you help the Peckham Sponsors Refugees team with English teaching?

Creative Network Southwark July Meeting

Join other creative practitioners, businesses and charities at their quarterly network meeting

New Digital Platform ‘One Hub’ for youth activities

New digital platform form for young people and families to find easy to navigate, up-to-date information about youth related activities and services in their local area

We deserve a decent home to serve our communities!

In a ground-breaking move several BME led Community organisations came together on July 13 July to discuss their experiences of Southwark Council as their the landlord

Old Kent Road Arts Club – One Year Party

Join F.A.T Studio CIC to celebrate one year since the opening of the Old Kent Road Arts Club.

South London Cares are seeking a Programme Coordinator

South London Cares are looking for a Programme Coordinator to join the Social Clubs team.

Cost of Living Crisis: A Guide to Support Available in Southwark

Southwark Council leaflet listing sources of support - both from themselves and other bodies - for individuals struggling financially.

Let’s Talk About Cancer: Community Engagement

A community engagement bringing people from low socio-economic background across Southwark together to talk about cancer.

ICS strategy development webinar – for local people and people working in VCS

An online discussion with ICS staff, local people living in and people working in the VCSE in SE London to inform ICS strategy and plan.

Cambridge House is Hiring

Cambridge House have several vacancies for motivated people who are willing to go the extra mile to create a more just society.

Time & Talents are recruiting

Job vacancy: Community Activities Facilitator – Older Adults. Are you an experienced, creative, and highly organised groups facilitator?

CASP are recruiting

Camberwell After School Project (CASP) are recruiting for posts in their management team

Healthwatch Southwark Community Health Event

Join Healthwatch Southwark at Community Health Event on 21st July 2022 to find out about health and social care services in the borough

Thank you for coming to our June Summer Welcome Event!

On Friday 17 June we held our Summer Welcome Event which turned out to be a lovely occasion, and an exceptionally hot day!

Our July 2022 Member Spotlight is Walworth Living Room!

Bianca Pezzotti, Walworth Living Room's Fundraising and Communications Officer, tells us about the activities the team are running and the new cafe which has opened.

Our Southwark Stars 2022 Award Winners & Volunteer Champions

On 24 June we held our Southwark Stars Award Ceremony at the iconic Tate Modern to celebrate the incredible volunteers in the borough!

Hello from Anood our new CEO

Anood Al-Samerai, our new CEO, shares why she is excited about leading the Community Southwark team and working with the VCS sector

King’s Civic Challenge Funding Secured!

Eight projects co-created with partners from King's College London's home boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster have won funding to deliver positive change in King’s local communities

Unicorn Theatre Stage Door Administrator vacancy

The Unicorn is looking for an efficient and responsible administrator to oversee the general management of the Unicorn

Fundraising and Development Vacancies at Cambridge House

Cambridge House has Fundraising and Development Officer and Development Assistant vacancies

Church Action on Poverty vacancy: Speaking Truth to Power Development Coordinator

Do you share the vision of a UK in which everyone can live a full life, free from poverty? Do you want to work as part of a team bringing about meaningful change? The Speaking Truth to Power Development Coordinator role could be for you

‘Community Catalysts’ Marketing Guide for Enterprises

Community Catalysts have launched a new marketing guide for people who are running small enterprises offering care or support to others (community enterprises)

The Bridge ‘life project’

The 'life project' is a free 12-week project including a variety of activities such as movement workshops, woodland walks, creative workshops, women’s health talks and wellbeing workshops

A hello from Jeremy, our new Evaluation and Impact Officer

Our new Evaluation and Impact Officer tells us about Make Your Mark, a training programme to help VCS groups monitor, evaluate and report on their work in Southwark.

All Ways Network: Bitesize Funding Advice and Support for Small Muslim Charities

Funding support and advice for small groups working with Muslim communities, from All Ways Network.

Unicorn Theatre Senior Producer vacancy

Unicorn Theatre are looking for an experienced and collaborative Senior Producer to structure and deliver all aspects of the Unicorn’s artistic programme

Unicorn Theatre are looking for a Marketing Manager

Unicorn Theatre are looking for a skilled and confident Marketing Manager to lead on the planning and delivery of marketing and digital campaigns at the Unicorn

DePaul Spare Room Volunteers Needed

DePaul is a youth homelessness charity that have been operating for more than 30 years working alongside young people facing homelessness. They are looking for volunteer hosts with spare rooms

The Next Steps Project

Do you want support and guidance to get the right job?

Free Mental Health Awareness and First Aid Training

Series of free training events from the British Safety Council - a choice of virtual and in person sessions, for both a 2 day qualification course and a half day introduction.

Peer Power Youth are recruiting

Peer Power Youth are recruiting a number of roles across London and South East.

Southwark Park Cricket Club Introductory Programmes

Southwark Park Cricket Club is a community club run by and for local people, with the mission to bring cricket back to the historic Southwark Park Oval.

Bring the community together by sharing FREE spaces!

If you have an unused outdoor space, a meeting room or even a coffee area please share with local community groups to help Southwark residents feel connected!

Southwark Council VCS Grants Review

Southwark Council has conducted a review of grants it is making to the local VCS.

Safeguarding Training – New Dates for 2022

Southwark Council, via the My Learning Source platform, offers free adult and child safeguarding training for VCS groups, and they have just announced their programme of courses for the year ahead.

Southwark’s Sustainable Food Summit: 22 March 2022

Southwark Food Action Alliance's Sustainable Food Summit was held this week, bringing members of the alliance together to work towards a sustainable food system status in the borough!

Our March 2022 Member Spotlight Organisation is Blue Elephant Theatre!

Co-Artistic and Participation Director, Jo Sadler-Lovett, tells us about the invaluable work of Blue Elephant Theatre, "Our focus is on supporting the mental health and well-being of our community..."

LGBT+ History Month 2022 is here!

LGBT+ History Month is for everyone, find out how you can get involved and about the launch of Parapride's Our Stories digital project, including their first testimonial video of a member who identifies as disabled and LGBTQ+...

We have recruited our new Chief Executive!

We are pleased to announce that our new Chief Executive Officer Anood Al-Samerai will be starting in June 2022.

Campaign to Save The Beehive Pub

Walworth residents have expressed overwhelming objection to an application to turn a popular pub into a two-bedroom residential area.

Become a Community Southwark Trustee

We currently have 3 vacancies on our Board of Trustees and encourage volunteers, staff and trustees of our member organisations to apply.

Southwark News has covered our latest CAN event

Social activists and local Southwark groups met on Monday, December 6 2021 to celebrate the incredible things that can be achieved through social action.

Afghanistan Appeal: Help in Southwark needed!

The Afghan refugees in the bridging hotels in Southwark still need your help.

Collaboration leads to 70K boost to address health inequalities

£70, 000 boost for Black and Minority Ethnic community groups to pioneer projects addressing Health Inequalities - (Published 30 Nov 2021),

Our NEW Supporting Active Communities Volunteer Strategy for Southwark 2021- 2024 is HERE!

FINALLY, Community Southwark and Southwark Council’s new strategy for 2021 to 2024 is out!

Climate Change is Happening – help by volunteering!

There are lots of projects working hard to help support the local environment across the borough and they need your support - (Published 26 Nov)

Our *November 2021 Member Spotlight Organisation* is Copleston Centre

Julia Honess talks about the invaluable support that they give to people with mental health needs, older people & children in Peckham, East Dulwich and Camberwell - (Published 26 Oct)

Our *October 2021 Member Spotlight Organisation* is Power2!

Charlotte Schofield tells us all about Power2 and their fantastic work supporting the local voluntary and community sector - (Published 27 Sept 2021).

Our *September 2021 Spotlight Organisation* is Reach Dem UK!

Yekoliah Amartsoo tells us all about the charity, the support that they give and how people can connect and get support from Reach Dem UK - (Published 31 August 2021)

12 Asks: Community Engagement campaign

Southwark's black and minority ethnic community organisations challenge Southwark Council...with 12 asks for better community engagement - 'WE ARE NOT GOING BACK TO NORMAL" - (Published 31 Aug 2021 | updated 11 Oct 2021).

Our August 2021 *Spotlight Organisation* is Elevated Minds!

Elevated Minds work with schools, alternative educational provisions, and various professionals to tackle the disproportionate levels of BME young people excluded from mainstream education

Southwark Park Vision and Framework – Read the Report

The council commissioned Community Southwark to co-ordinate the consultation activities and gather resident feedback on what changes they would like to see in Southwark Park - (Published 8 July 2021).

Our July 2021 *Spotlight Organisation* is LADPP!

Our July 2021 *Spotlight Organisation* is Latin American Disabled People's Project! - (Published 1 July 2021).

CALL OUT for Black Asian and minority ethnic organisations to speak out about barriers to grant funding!

We are working with Equinox Consulting, an independent Black Asian and minority ethnic organisation, to review current practices and make recommendations - (published 8 June 2021)

Upskill your workforce with a fully funded* NCFE Level 2 in Information, Advice or Guidance

New Challenge are opportunity, to support the professional development of your colleagues through the NCFE Level 2 in Information, Advice or Guidance.(Published: 5/6/2021)

One year on – A message from Karima, Chair of R.E.A.C.H

Karima, Chair of our R.E.A.C.H Alliance reflects on the one year anniversary of the tragic murder of George Floyd, the impact it has had for her and the work being done with the Alliance.

Council “GRANTS” investigation into funding of Black, Asian and minority ethnic Community Organisations

Southwark Council is investigating whether or not Black, Asian and minority ethnic community organisations are facing structural barriers when trying to access funding - (Published 14 May 2021).

Our Healthwatch Southwark team are recruiting a new Advisory Group

Healthwatch Southwark (HWS) Advisory Group (AG) is a consultative body, supporting the HWS staff team to deliver local Healthwatch in the borough.

Community Health Ambassadors Network

Join the Community Health Ambassadors Network to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Southwark.

Southwark Volunteer Strategy: we need you!

Community Southwark, Southwark council and YOU are collaborating to create a brand-new Southwark Volunteer Strategy. Here are the results so far...(published 25 March).