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Up Holland Community Hub

Job Opportunity:
Co-ordinator and Development Officer Role

LOCATION:   St Thomas The Martyr Church, Church Street, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0ND


HOURS:        Average 18 hours per week with flexible hours


SALARY:       c £28,000 p.a. pro rata


CONTRACT: one year fixed, renewable dependent on external funding

CLOSING TIME FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2024

Full job description and Community Hub background documents available via above buttons



An opportunity has arisen for a well-organised, self-motivated independent worker to co-ordinate and develop the various activities organised by Up Holland Community Hub (hereafter stated as ‘the Hub’), which is based within the 700-year-old St Thomas the Martyr church, the parish church of the historic village of Up Holland.


We are looking for someone with excellent people, administrative, and management skills to co-ordinate, promote and develop events and activities at the Hub and administer the associated processes, communications and record-keeping of various events and activities at the Hub.


There is a Hub Leadership team consisting of volunteers from the Hub and church, and the successful applicant will be expected to report to this group and support the on-going development within the community.


Working time and hours can be flexible with the agreement with the leadership team.




Our mission: to provide a safe place where all are welcome and valued without condition, where we strive to serve the community, grow together and create a sense of belonging. We believe that the Church and the wider community working together in partnership through the Hub is key to ensuring that St Thomas The Martyr church continues to be a place for everyone today.


The Hub provides activities, events, and groups for a wide range of people, and a welcoming, warm space for all. The Hub is mainly run by volunteers, this includes the Leadership Team, Post Office staff, Becket’s Café staff, Foodbank as well as the leaders of the activity groups. Activities include arts, crafts, well-being sessions, bingo and regular live music events. There are also larger events linked to church such as activities for families during school holidays and church festivals. The Hub and church provide a warm, welcoming place and the café provides a weekly community lunch and free food soup and a hot drink.


Funding has been secured to pay for a role for 12 months with effect from 1st May 2024. One of the tasks for the successful application will be to source additional funding to increase income and support activities at the Hub and to fund the post after March 2025.




As most staff who work in the Hub are volunteers, effective influencing and communication skills are essential. The successful applicant should be able to provide examples of experience and success of managing people in various roles. They will also be required to have very good administrative skills, be IT literate, highly organised and able to work independently.




The Hub has an excellent relationship with Social Wellbeing CIC, who run a number of the arts, crafts and wellbeing activities in the church building. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and develop community relationships further, including with other local charities, support service organisations and local schools and colleges.




If you would like to apply for the role, please submit, by email, an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why you are suitable for the role; to Gillian Sinnott, Up Holland Community Hub Leadership Team (details below), by 5pm on Friday 3rd May. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 10th May.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact:


Gillian Sinnott

Email: / Mobile: (07919) 176080

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