Job Vacancies

Our centres are growing so we are looking to expand our team. We are searching for someone friendly, empathetic and passionate about supporting locals to join us. Could that be you?

Have a look below at our current vacancy for an Oakham Centre Manager.

Oakham Centre Manager

Location: 2A High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AL but with some flexibility for home working

Hours: 24 Hours, over 4-5 days a week (Flexible to meet the needs of our members)

Contract: Permanent (3 months probationary period)

Salary: £15,000 p.a.

Line Manager: Development Manager


We are looking for a staff member who can oversee the running of sessions in Oakham, manage a team of volunteers, be there to listen to our members and be passionate about growing and expanding our Oakham premises.


They will be accountable to our Development Manager and should work with them to learn about our ethos, the way we run, our volunteer process and our aims before eventually being able to run Oakham more independently.


The job role will include, but is not limited to:


Weekly sessions and activities

  • Manage weekly sessions
  • Develop new ideas for activities
  • Manage the volunteer’s rota
  • Attend sessions (where needed) to listen to and respond to members’ needs and suggestions
  • Ensure the premises is well maintained and kept clean.



  • Recruit new volunteers as necessary; support volunteers, prepare and distribute volunteer paperwork.
  • Consult with and respond to volunteers’ needs and suggestions.
  • Coordinate volunteers (managing of rota).
  • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings.



  • Keep track of money in and out of the petty cash.


Community networking

  • Work with and respond to local community groups as appropriate.
  • Work with and respond to the local council, health and social services as requested and as appropriate. 
  • Consult with Development Manager to determine what is appropriate.



  • Respond appropriately to messages, phone calls, texts and emails. 



  • Produce and distribute literature, place ads and articles, liaise with media, respond to interview requests.
  • Work on promoting our services to the wider community through appropriate means.



  • Organise local promotional stalls as a means to raise awareness.


Professional Development

  • Be willing to undertake training courses offered by Pepper’s.
  • To include, but not limited to, Frist Aid (to be on the rota as a first aider), safeguarding, understanding mental illnesses etc.


We are a small charity with a small team of staff. There may be times where we need the Oakham Centre Manager to cover absences at our Melton centre or to support the Development Manager with admin.


Person Specification:

- Educated to minimum GCSE level

- Great communication skills (written, verbal and listening)

- Empathetic and friendly

- Have an interest in and some knowledge of mental ill health

- Good organisational skills

- Have a good work ethic

- IT literate, including good knowledge of Microsoft packages

- Discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive issues

- Confidence and professionalism to manage a group of adults with complex needs.

- The ability to work independently, and remotely, whilst also being a good team player

- Right to work in the United Kingdom

- The ability to be flexible with working hours


If this sounds like you, then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV together with a cover letter explaining your interest in the role and how your experience meets the person specification.


Closing date midnight on Sunday 23rd June.

For further information and to apply please email


Prior to interview, successful candidates will need to attend a drop-in session (w/c 15th or 22nd July)


Interviews will take place in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday 16th July and morning or evening of Wednesday 24th July.

Successful candidates will need to undergo advanced DBS checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.