Bede House Association has been helping local people improve life for themselves, their families and the community in Southwark since 1938. Our New Bede Centre is being built on the Abbeyfield Estate, as part of the redevelopment of Maydew House.  Bede’s youth clubs, our services for adults who have a learning disability, and our practical and emotional help for those experiencing domestic abuse are all running as normal whilst we prepare for our move to the New Bede Centre in 2021/22.

Support Workers, Bede Learning Disabilities Service, Southwark

  • Number of days per week negotiable (maximum 30 hours over five days, minimum 6 hours over one day)
  • All days worked between 9.30am and 3.30pm (full days only) Monday to Friday.
  • £11.80p per hour plus auto-enrolment pension scheme 

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible staff with previous experience of supporting people who have a learning disability to fulfil their potential.  You will work with individuals and small groups in a range of community and centre based activities such as supported volunteering, leisure, arts, cooking, gardening, sport, social opportunities and employment. Some clients have complex needs.

To find out more about being a Support Worker at Bede come to our open afternoon on Thursday September 20, from 1pm to 3pm at Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, London SE16 2B (telephone 020 7237 8930). Download an application pack using the following:

    1. Covering Letter for Applicants Sept 2018
    2. Support Worker Job Description revised 2018
    3. Support Worker Person spec and terms September 2018
    4. Application Form LD 2018
    5. Application form – guidance on completion (updated 2013)


  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday October 1, 2018
  • Interviews on Thursday October 11

Bede is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity number 303199


Volunteering Vacancies

Starfish: Support for people affected by Domestic Violence

Contact: Ahlam Laabori on 020 7237 9162


Learning Disabilities Project

We are looking for volunteers to help with our allotment, wildlife and art groups. Mondays – Fridays between 9.30 and 3.30pm.

You can choose your day(s) and whether you do a morning or afternoon session.

We can offer supervision and the opportunity to attend training courses. We will reimburse your fares and you can have a free lunch if you volunteer all day.

Contact: Theresa Jones on 020 7237 8930 –

Youth Adventure Project

Sharing skills with young people e.g. IT, media, sports, music etc. Most evenings 6pm-9pm.

Contact: Fokrul Meah on 020 7231 6027


Occasional volunteering for various projects e.g. to co-ordinate an archive of old photos, to help with community events, e.g Fun days, London Marathon and various small jobs

Contact: Gwen Green on 020 7237 3881