Join our team

Join our team

Join our team and support our work in the East End of London and beyond. Toynbee Hall embraces diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills; irrespective of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

All of our paid and volunteer vacancies are advertised on this section of our website. Any queries on recruitment can be emailed to recruitment@toynbeehall.org.uk

Please note: you must complete an application form for our job opportunities – we do not accept CVs.

What we offer

Toynbee Hall is a values based organisation and it recognises that its employees are its greatest assest. We strive to support and develop our employees and to promote a healthy life work-balance.

Our employees want to make a difference in their own communities. We support and encourage this by by giving all of our employees two days a year to volunteer for a charity of their choice. We offer:

25 days annual leave (base) + 8 Bank Holidays
Sick Pay
Scheme
Group Pension Scheme
(GPP)*
Contribution towards Eye Tests and Spectacles
Cycle to Work
Scheme
Interest free season ticket loans
Employee Assistance Programme
Family friendly
policies
Learning & Development opportunities

* 4% employer contribution and minimum 5% employee contribution (Based on Toynbee Hall’s Auto Enrollment process. All eligible employees will be automatically enrolled in the GPP after 3 months’ service)

Trustees

An opportunity to join Toynbee Hall’s Trustee Board and shape a better East London for everyone.

For over 130 years, Toynbee Hall has been a part of the social fabric of East London: a place where people come together to work out solutions to the challenges facing the community around us – and to shape change to the systemic barriers that prevent people from thriving.

We are now looking for three people to join our board of Trustees, helping to shape our future plans and strategy so that we can make the impact for the people of Tower Hamlets and beyond. As a charity we are governed by our Trustees – a group of volunteers who have responsibility for setting our strategy and ensuring we meet our charitable objectives. It is a serious commitment – but is also a fun, rewarding task, and a chance to make a real difference to East London.
Throughout our history we have been a vital place where people can come for support around access to justice, debt and financial health, wellbeing and benefits, or simply as a place where they can make their voice heard. People and communities are at the heart of everything we do at Toynbee Hall. They shape our services, challenging us to improve quality. They help us build our evidence base, co-create new ways of addressing issues; and are supported to speak to people in power, offering ideas and insights at a city and national level that will break the patterns of poverty.

Over the past 5 years Toynbee Hall has been going through a substantial period of renewal, which has involved a total redevelopment of our historical buildings and spaces, including a new purpose built community wellbeing and advice centre on the same site. This space will not only provide a platform for the organisation to make even stronger connections with the community around us, but is allowing us to generate revenues which will over time allow us to innovate and extend our offer. By the end of 2019 the final part of the development will be complete, with the opening of a new community garden for the people of Tower Hamlets.

We now have an important opportunity to set out a new vision and challenge ourselves to make the biggest contribution we can to the community around us and beyond and are looking for new trustees to help us achieve this.

If you have a strong personal connection, local knowledge and a passion for fighting for a different future for Tower Hamlets or East London, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Beyond this we are also seeking a range of skills and qualities to complement those of our existing trustees, including:
• Strategy: The ability to think strategically and creatively about challenges and opportunities and
   identify clear action in the midst of multiple perspectives and disciplines.
• Commercial: This could include innovation and enterprise; expertise at governance level around
   property and estate management and / or Experience in business and enterprise.
• Policy: Knowledge of the issues surrounding debt and financial capability; inequality; or
   community development
• Practice: An understanding of programme delivery and partnership management; or knowledge 
   of  a specific area of focus for instance the challenges facing families, children and young 
   people, including understanding their wellbeing and safeguarding; or culture, the arts or the
   environment.
 
The deadline for applications is midday on October 28th with interviews on trustees on the 14th, 18th or 19th November. If you would like an informal discussion with the Chief Executive or Chair about these roles then please email Georgia.Herbert@ToynbeeHall.org.uk.

Trustee Pack

Community Activities and Centre Manager

Full time (open to job share)
Hours: 35 hours per week – 9.30 – 17.30 (occasional evenings and weekends)
Contract type: permanent
Contract salary: £31,000 per annum 
Accepting applications: 02.10.2019 – 21.10.2019
Interview dates: 30.10.2019 & 31.10.2019

Toynbee Hall is a community organisation that pioneers ways to reduce poverty and disadvantage. Based in the East End of London, we work alongside people who live here, to tackle unfairness and make this a place where everyone has an equal chance to thrive. We take an asset based approach to our work, and believe everyone has something valuable to offer in the fight for a fairer London. What we learn from our work in London we use to influence change across the UK.

We are looking for a community focused manager to develop our Wellbeing Centre, its programme of activities and build on our local connections to make it into a real community hub.

You’ll need to be a friendly, approachable person who knows how to listen. You’ll need the confidence to let local people influence the work you do, and to let them take control of how the space is used in a safe and inclusive way. You’ll be excited about bringing people together, and mindful that everyone gets heard not just those that shout loudest. You’ll be creative, full of ideas, and brave enough to try new things.

In exchange you’ll get to work in an organisation that really cares about the difference it makes. You’ll be part of a diverse team of staff and volunteers that are attempting to offer holistic support to the people of East London in order to make this a fairer place to live. You’ll be managed in a supportive way, encouraged to take risks and be creative. This is a great place to work. Come join us!

Conversation Club Co-ordinator

Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 14 hours per week Term Time Only (FTE 11 hours per week)
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract until November 2020 (with potential to extend)
Contract salary: £8,008 per annum (FTE £25,480 per annum)
Accepting applications: 02.10.2019 – 21.10.2019
Interview dates: 30.10.2019 & 31.10.2019

Outreach and Activities Assistant 

Part-Time
Hours: 22 hours per week 
Contract type: Permanent
Contract salary: London Living wage (currently at £10.55/hour)
Accepting applications: 02.10.2019 – 21.10.2019
Interview dates: 30.10.2019 & 31.10.2019

Debt Technical Supervisor (Multiple positions)

Full time – Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Contract type: Permanent
Contract Salary: £32,000 per annum
Accepting applications from: On going

Toynbee Hall is a charity where people come for excellent local services and where they can share ideas and experience, gather information and knowledge that we use together to take action to change lives and eradicate poverty. Our programmes include free advice services, financial inclusion services, wellbeing services, including work with older people and community learning services supporting young people and new migrants.

Funded by the Single Finance Guidance Body (SFGB), previously the Money Advice Service (MAS), Toynbee Hall is the lead partner of a London-wide free face-to-face debt advice partnership which supports over 23,000 Londoners with their debt and money problems each year. Our trained and accredited advisors are based across 26 partner organisations and help with all types of money worries from rent and council tax arrears to credit card and catalogue debt.

Debt Advisor (multiple positions)

Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full time – 35 hours per week
Salary grade: £28,000-£30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Location: Multiple sites across London – will be required to work from different offices each day

Debt Free London is London’s free face-to-face debt advice service helping over 24,000 Londoners with their debt and money problems each year. Our trained and accredited advisors are based across 25 partner charities and can help with all types of money worries from rent and council tax arrears to credit card and catalogue debt. We can work with clients to prioritise their bills & debts, helping them to write letters and advocating on their behalf.

The Debt Free London partnership is led by Toynbee Hall, the employer for this role, a charity where people come for excellent local services and where they can share ideas and experience, gather information and knowledge that we use together to take action to change lives and eradicate poverty. Our programmes include free advice services, financial inclusion services, wellbeing services, including work with older people and community learning services supporting young people and new migrants..

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