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Community Engagement Programme Manager

Community Action
£39,722 per annum
Fixed Term - Full Time
36 hours per week - 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Closing date:
22 July 2024

Community Engagement Programme Manager

Location:                    Sydenham

Department:              Community Action

Hours:                        36 hours per week 

Salary:                        £39,722 per annum - 12 months Fixed Term Contract

St Christopher’s Hospice has a commitment to collaborating with communities to change the way we collectively experience death, dying and loss. This important role will help us do so, by working within our Community Action Team to support the development of our engagement with communities. 

In this role you’ll develop more our work in specific areas of London, especially Lewisham and Southwark, and will progress the practice and work of existing initiatives for the five boroughs we serve. You’ll be proactive and responsive to ensure that at all times we are responding well to the needs and wants of the varied community and colleagues we work with.

To succeed in this role:

  • You’ll have significant experience and a track record of working in community spaces and of collaborating with community organisations 
  • Be committed to social justice and be able to link health equity to the need to work equitably in community spaces.
  • You’ll be an excellent programme manager and proven line manager, capable of planning delivery and reporting on progress of projects, or developing new processes.
  • You’ll be friendly, warm and approachable, and confident and able to work with a variety of people and wide range of organisations.
  • You will be able to share information and insight across systems from your work and that of the team.
  • You’ll be a confident, clear and diplomatic communicator, able to respond to the complexity of community settings and asks to develop relationships and meet need and opportunity.

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. 

The Community Action Team is a thoughtful and lively team working out of St Christopher’s. With around 15 members of staff, we work with around 200 volunteers and across five boroughs of South London. Our work divides into specific areas of work that all intersect under the umbrella of proactive collaboration with community members, members of the public and people with lived experience to create social change and consider social justice and equitable practice. 

Our areas of work are: community learning and community arts; our community support hub; community engagement and enquiry, and community co-production and user leadership (including organisational PPIE work). 

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:  22nd July 2024

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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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