View our vacancies and expand your horizons with Bede. We’ve lots to offer, from careers for full-time staff and Trustees to occasional sessions for volunteers.

Do you have expertise in youth work, learning disabilities or domestic abuse? If so, please watch out for openings as they arise.

Or perhaps you could donate an hour or two from time to time, helping at one of our events.

Whatever you choose we are sure you’ll have a truly rewarding experience.

Why not explore the many opportunities – and get in touch with us.

*The Covid-19 outbreak has led to us suspending our general volunteering opportunities for now. Please check back for any future developments.

Trustee Vacancy – Treasurer

Bede House, Bermondsey, London SE16

Bede House Association (Bede) are seeking a new trustee with charity finance experience to succeed our Treasurer when she retires at our November AGM. We are a thriving, highly respected charity serving local people in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and across the London Borough of Southwark since 1938. Our work supports victims of domestic abuse, young people aged 8-19, individuals with learning disabilities and isolated seniors. These services reach over 2,000 people every year. Your role on our Council will enable you to help transform lives in some of Britain’s most disadvantaged communities.

Bede has an annual turnover of over £1.2 million, employs 45 staff and benefits from the services of many volunteers. We operate from two nearby buildings: our fully-owned administrative offices, Bede House, and our leased community hub, Bede Centre. Construction is planned to begin this year on our New Bede Centre which will replace our existing building. Southwark Council is constructing the new Centre as part of their regeneration of the Abbeyfield Estate (adjacent to Southwark Park) and is meeting all the construction costs. Heads of Terms have been agreed on a 125-year lease and a fundraising campaign has already secured over half the funds needed to purchase it when the New Bede Centre opens in 2023.

Bede is governed by a voluntary Council of trustees, all of whom contribute to the charity’s overall governance. We ask trustees to commit to attending seven Council meetings through the year, usually for a couple of hours on a Wednesday or Thursday evening. This includes the AGM and an annual strategy session. In addition, we would ask the Treasurer to take a lead at our regular Finance Committee meetings, plus make time for occasional other meetings or conference calls as required.

Your skills and experience will be key in helping trustees ensure the sound financial management of the charity. You will be well supported in this by the Bede staff team, led by our Director and Senior Management Team, including our experienced Finance Manager.

A role description is available here. Please contact the Director, Mahua Nandi  for an informal discussion.

If you are inspired by the work that Bede does, then please email us your CV and a short covering letter outlining your interest before the end of Sunday 1 August to Gwen Green. Formal interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 6 September 2021.

Bede House Association is a registered charity number 303199