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Team Lead - Community Action

Community Action
£42,940 per annum
Permanent - Full Time
36 hours per week
Closing date:
7 April 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Community Action team as a Team Lead. In this position you’ll support our team to deliver projects and initiatives well and help others understand and deliver the potential of community-based working and engagement. You’ll operationalise strategy, take responsibility for ensuring projects and offers we make are delivered well and on time and that we are responding well to the needs and wants of the varied community and colleagues we work with. You’ll deputise for our Head of Community Action & Learning and manage an enthusiastic and friendly team of people working to create change and support communities. 


To succeed in this role:


  • You’ll be an excellent project manager, capable of planning delivery, to scope, time and resources, and reporting on progress of projects, or developing new processes
  • You’ll be friendly, warm and approachable, and able to work with a variety of people 
  • You’ll be confident, well organised and experienced in managing a variety of people and projects
  • You’ll be a good, clear and diplomatic communicator 
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and levels of reliability
  • You’ll be interested in, knowledgeable about and committed to community engagement
  • You will also be committed to social change and social justice and the importance of collaborating with communities to create change or redress inequalities. 


Based in the Community Action team at St Christopher’s Hospice, your role will be focused on organising resources, team work and delivery and communicating with different teams and organisations about projects, initiatives and delivery. Your role will directly line manage at least six members of staff and you’ll have oversight for the team operations which includes multiple projects working with hundreds of volunteers and community members to create change or support people. 


About us


We are a world-leading hospice aspiring to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. 


Our Community Action team is a lively and thoughtful team working with community members and groups across five boroughs to find new ways of responding to societal need, creating change and doing so in partnership. We use creative methods to bring about mutualistic responses to death, dying and loss, and address inequities, and hold a social change agenda. 


St Christopher’s is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, although we are underrepresented across the organisation with BAME and LGBTQ+ employees, and so we encourage applications from these groups. We also welcome hearing from you if you have peer or lived experience, as this is an important feature of our team. 


Benefits of joining St Christopher’s


  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding role with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities 
  • A number of health and wellbeing schemes 
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mary Hodgson, Head of Community Action & Learning, at


Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.


Closing Date:  7th April 2024


Interview Date: Provisional date: 19th April 2024

Apply online
For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
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