Centre Host & Receptionist – Sorry, this post is no longer open to applications!

We’re looking for someone amazing to welcome people coming to our friendly and aspirational arts-in-health centre!

We are looking for someone who can join us in providing amazing, distinctive and world class customer service. We are a small but rapidly growing charity providing a wide range of high quality participatory activities aimed at helping people to flourish and shine. We work mostly with older people and specialise in creativity and self-development.

Our centre, Claremont, which is in the heart of Angel, Islington, has over 450 visits a week. There are over 35 regular activities and a host of one-off events and special projects. We have a very special way of working at Claremont, a way which is deeply appreciated by our members, and finding the right person for this job will be important.

This demanding job is a mix of task-orientated work and being a welcoming and friendly host to all those visiting us. On the one hand, you will be doing regular tasks, such as scanning membership cards and taking card payments for classes and issuing tickets. On the other, you will probably quite often get into chats with people who want to feel welcomed, seen, and valued as human beings – perhaps people who feel invisible or not valued elsewhere. Just this last element alone can be transformative for people, so that makes this role far more than a standard Receptionist or Ticketing role.

The role, which reports to our Deputy CEO and Clinical Manager, needs someone who can work responsibly and independently, and who has confidence, humour, self-awareness, emotional resilience, assertiveness, creativity, and a high degree of relationship-building skills. The role also calls for competence in the use of information technology, including Microsoft Office.

This is a lovely job with a friendly team and culture. We offer opportunities for training and development and also to be involved in the wider work of the centre. Most team members stay with us for many years, which hopefully says something positive about us. This 4-day-a-week role might suit you if you are looking to support your interests elsewhere (arts, studying, etc).

Claremont won the Royal Society for Public Health’s Arts in Health Award, 2014.


The job pack can be found here Job Pack: Centre Host and Receptionist

Activities for People Aged 55+

Our classes and groups meet both online and, when possible, at our centre in Angel, Islington. Please check our What’s On! page for more information.

From Monday 6th September 2021, we will resume our full programme of services in-centre. We will have more than 32 regular weekly classes, as well as special events, concerts, projects, and visits. We currently have 20 online classes with about 250 people joining in each week and we will be maintaining a selection of online/Zoom groups for the foreseeable future.

We aim to provide the best classes possible, from the best tutors we can find. We often do this in partnership with some of London’s leading arts, health, educational, and cultural organisations – Royal College of Music, Sadlers Wells, Ballet Rambert, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, Tate Modern, the British Museum, and many others. We want to offer classes we are proud of – aspirational and inspirational.

Psychotherapy & Bereavement

We run a psychotherapy and bereavement service for people unable to afford private psychotherapy. If you live in Islington and are looking for this kind of help, please see here.

Room Hire

We have three large halls and a number of rooms fro hire. For more information on these facilities, and how we operate a “COVID-Safe” building, please see here.