We’re looking for someone amazing to develop and maintain our core programme of activities, reflecting the very best of London’s arts. The role is part-time, 3 days a week (one of which must be a Friday), and the salary is £17,187/year.

In addition to our core programme of weekly classes and activities, the role also programmes our special events, projects, and First Fridays performances. We partner wherever possible with London’s top-tier arts organisations (Sadlers Wells, Royal College of Music, Ballet Rambert, LSO, Barbican, etc), and also with up-and-coming artists and community arts organisations.

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 at the moment with older people and specialise in creativity and self-development.

Our centre, Claremont, which is in the heart of Angel, Islington, sees over 450 visits a week. There are 36 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.

In addition to programming, you will also need to enjoy working directly with our members (the older people who come to our centre for activities) and helping to answer questions and being part of the special and friendly team here. Friendliness is very important to us.

The post holder will need to be reliable and diligent, have plenty of energy, and an ability to juggle multiple tasks, and will be rewarded with many real and profoundly fulfilling client and arts organisation relationships.

The role calls for genuine competence in MS Office/365, gentle assertiveness, friendliness, and excellent organisational skills.

To apply, please download the job pack here: Programme Manager Role and email, using the Subject, “Programme Manager”, including your CV and a covering letter.

The application deadline is 19th August, 2022.

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

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.