We’re hiring!!!

Come and work for a busy, much-loved community-based charity, that’s been working in the heart of Battersea, south London since 1924.

We’re looking for new staff and volunteer trustees to join our team:

  • Elders Team – Driver/Support Worker
  • Trustees – volunteers to join our Board of Trustees

1. Elders Team – KLS’ Older People’s Driver/Support Worker 

20 hours per week; £10.85 per hour (London Living Wage); Battersea, London SW11  

  • Work with our older people to determine and support their transport needs  
  • Drive KLS’ minibus including route planning and arranging pick-up schedules of older people to and from KLS’ activities on Tues/Wed/Thurs 
  • Actively support the social and support needs of our older people as appropriate 
  • Take responsibility for upkeep and maintenance of KLS’ minibus, including booking MOTs

The job application pack (including the job description) can be downloaded here: KLS Elders – Driver & Support Worker – Job Application Pack – Oct21

Closing date for applications: Open. We will assess and interview candidates as they apply. 

Good luck!

2. Board of Trustees – Trustees (volunteer) 

3-year term; 2-3 hours per month incl. 5 main meetings per year, away day and AGM; reasonable travel expenses covered; Battersea, London SW11

We’re looking for 3 new volunteer Trustees to join our governing Board of Trustees.

Our Trustees find being a member of the board a rewarding experience where they get the opportunity to contribute to, shape the direction of, and oversee the governance of a long established and dynamic organisation. It’s an opportunity to give back to Battersea and the wider Wandsworth communities by using their skills and experience in another setting. They are a committed and passionate group. This is reflected in their meetings being engaging and serious fun.

We’d very much like to hear from you if you’re interested in joining us at this exciting time in our history.

We have identified a particular need to recruit Trustees with experience of:

  • Community service – specific understanding of issues such as disability, discrimination, elders, refugees, adult social care, to complement and challenge the plentiful expertise within the staff.
  • Fundraising – from the perspective of either charitable trusts or high net worth individuals or both, to help maximise our chances of success in fundraising activities.
  • Lived experience – Ensuring the perspective of volunteers, members and alumni is represented in decision making. The Trustees have agreed to seek potential Trustees with this background from within its existing networks.

Although the Board is very effective, it lacks significant diversity, which diminishes its capacity to be even more effective. The Trustees would therefore particularly welcome interest from those from UKME/Global Majority Heritage backgrounds, younger people and people with disabilities, all of which are under-represented on the Board.

If you’d like to talk about becoming a trustee then please contact Aaron Barbour, KLS Director, on [email protected]

The application pack can be downloaded here: KLS – Trustee Recruitment Pack – Autumn 2021

Closing date for applications: Open. We will assess and interview candidates as they apply. 

Good luck!

Volunteering opportunities

Would you consider volunteering with us? We have lots of opportunities…

We rely on volunteers to run all of our services. If you’re interested in volunteering do come in for a chat or fill in the ‘contact us’ form.

  • mentoring for an hour a week to support a refugee young person
  • supporting one of our GCSE study groups that meet for 2 hours a week in Battersea
  • helping out at a Homework Club on a Wednesday or Thursday from 4.30pm-7.00pm
  • being an escort for older people on and off our minibus during the day Tuesday – Thursdays
  • supporting older people as a ‘Fone Friend’- a telephone befriender

For more info about volunteering at KLS please visit our volunteers page.

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