Job opportunities at WSF

Please see the 2 roles below that we are currently recruiting to:

Mentoring Co-ordinator (part-time, 14 hours per week, £11,575 pa)

We are looking for a mentoring coordinator to develop and oversee our mentoring programme. This is an exciting opportunity to shape an innovative programme offering support for local young people, whilst enabling local residents to connect with their community. The programme will match young people to local residents for mentoring, and will work in close partnership with Oasis Academy Silvertown. The successful applicant will network within the community to grow a pool of mentors, manage appropriate systems, oversee training and support for mentors and be in school on a Wednesday morning to ensure smooth delivery of the project.

The successful applicant will have a friendly and approachable manner and will be able to grow relationships effectively. You will have experience of coordinating programmes and of partnership working. You will also need an ability to work independently and a solid understanding of safeguarding practices. Experience of mentoring programmes, and a good understanding of operations within schools is desirable.

This role is initially offered on a 1-year contract, but we will look to secure more funding and extend the contract length.

If you relish a challenge, are keen to make a positive difference to people’s lives and contribute at the heart of a diverse community in London’s Royal Docks then we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in this position, please visit the Charity Job website for more information and the job description and person specification. To be considered for this position please submit a covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.

Closing date for this role is 5pm on Monday 26th September.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Thursday 29th September, and interviews will be held on Thursday 6th October. Preferred start date week beginning 17th October.

Strategic Capital Project Manager (part-time, 21-28 hours per week, £45k pro rata)

We are looking for a Strategic Capital Project Manager to project manage the Britannia Village Hall redevelopment, Britannia Village Green improvements, and other capital projects on community assets in the West Silvertown area.

About West Silvertown Foundation:

Our vision is of a vibrant, integrated community where ambitions are realised and friendships thrive. We want to enable our diverse community to connect and thrive, through a range of shared experiences, projects and activities.

We manage Britannia Village Hall and Royal Wharf Community Dock, the only community centres in West Silvertown, providing activities for children and families, youth and community groups. Our range of activities include delivery of a youth club, holiday activities, regular parent and toddler activities, a community breakfast, ESOL classes and adult social groups. We also facilitate community use by other groups, including leasing areas of the Village Hall, enabling the provision of a nursery, after school childcare, faith groups and exercise activities.

We work in close partnership with other local stakeholders, including schools, management authorities and developers. We truly believe that through this approach we can see our vision realised, and build a real sense of community for the benefit of all.

About Britannia Village Hall:

Britannia Village Hall has served the local community for over 20 years. But with new spaces becoming available in the area there is a unique opportunity to create far better community facilities and new homes that we can all be proud of. Our vision is for a beautiful new community space made by the community, for the community - a long-lasting new heart of the Village. We have already held several community meetings, appointed a project team and submitted 2 pre-apps to Newham council. We are currently appointing a partner to take on the build of the project. To find out more visit our website:

About West Silvertown:

West Silvertown is a fast-growing urban community in the Royal Docks. Britannia Village was built as an urban village in the 1990s, surrounded by water and industrial land. In the past 10 years, over 5000 new homes have been built in the area, and at least 12,000 more homes are planned over the next 20 years. West Silvertown Foundation is working to ensure the development of the local area genuinely benefits local people, seeking to provide community facilities across all the new developments, and improving the quality of existing community assets.

About you:

We are looking for individuals with experience of managing major capital projects, who identify with our values and want to use their skills to make a big difference in an exciting community. You will be joining a small but committed and embedded team who want to help to nurture and build sustainable communities where people choose to live.

This post is initially offered for 2 years as a fixed-term contract.

If you are interested in this position, please visit the Charity Job website for more information and the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: ­­­­­­­Monday 26th September, 5pm

WSF is committed to inclusion, and we will therefore ensure that no applicants or employees receive less favourable treatment than others on grounds of race, sex, marital status, religion, disability or sexual orientation or be disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.