Vacancies at ECA

Exciting job opportunity!

Elleray Community Association is recruiting a Head of Services £35,000 - £38,000 full time

Elleray Hall provides a much-valued service for older people living in and around Teddington. As well as providing a warm, safe, and welcoming place where members can meet their friends, we hold classes to help them keep fit and healthy, activities, games, outings and special events to keep them entertained and amused including a freshly cooked two course lunch.

Work is now starting on the construction of our new community centre. This should be ready in the summer of 2024 and will enable us to greatly expand the range of services we offer our members. But more than that, it is to become a venue for classes, activities and pursuits that, between them, will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests and will benefit the entire local community.

So, we are looking to recruit a person or persons to help us with various key tasks. These include:

  • To contribute to the development of a business plan that shows the centre to be self-financing so far as running and maintenance costs are concerned.
  • To make contact with local organisations and individuals and encourage them to make use of the new centre's facilities for their own classes and groups.
  • To take a pro-active part in marketing the new centre's facilities and activities to the local community via printed and online publicity, talks, presentations and meetings with parties of interest to us.
  • To take a leading role in the supervision and co-ordination of the transition of our services to the new building
  • To manage staff and volunteers and develop new opportunities for them, while ensuring that our services continue to meet the needs and expectations of older people living in our area.

We appreciate that we may not find one individual to fulfil all the roles listed. If you feel you could make a substantial contribution to our charity but do not have all the experience or personal attributes that we are looking for, do not be dissuaded from contacting us – we are open to proposals including job sharing - our focus is solely on the best way to move our charity forward and ensure that we have the right staff to do this. 

If you believe that you could be the person we seek, please see the job description & person specification located here and if you have any questions or would like an informal chat, feel free to call Joan Barnett on 07880741637 


Application closing date: March 7th. To apply, please submit a CV to the email address below. It is essential that you detail how you meet the person specification in your cover letter. Please see job description and Person Specification below.

Active interviewing is taking place now, so apply ASAP as we may offer the position as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.


ECA, Elleray Hall, Elleray Road, Teddington TW11 0HG

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