We are looking for a Community Development Project Manager to join our team

The London Irish Centre’s mission is to empower and enrich lives through Irish community and culture. We have been at the forefront of efforts to respond to the changing needs of the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. As we move from our emergency response to recovery we have identified a need for support in the planning and development of a revamped service offer, with an emphasis on an empowered and engaged community. Much of our focus has been on meeting the needs of those most at risk during the pandemic. We now need additional capacity to plan and implement the recovery phase of our work. We wish to reach groups that have received less support during the pandemic but are suffering the consequences of the pandemic: families and people of working age, including young people. 


We have been awarded funding from the Irish government towards our Covid-19 effort. Working alongside the Wellbeing Manager and Wellbeing Team, this brief focuses on our recovery efforts from the pandemic, pivoting the London Irish Centre as a community haven that is safe and in line with our strategic objectives to promote community cohesion, health and wellbeing, early intervention and prevention and reduce poverty. 

Key Outputs

  • Set up a thriving intergenerational Community Café at the London Irish Centre, working alongside a team of volunteers 
  • Establish and develop innovative services to meet the needs of the community, working with our Community Kitchen Chef, including a Community Kitchen and Community Fridge 
  • Re-vamp our dedicated community space at the London Irish Centre to provide a warm, welcoming space in line with LIC values 
  • Develop links with Camden Council and the local community 
  • Form and develop partnerships with other community groups to bring people from different backgrounds together, such as Somali and Asian communities, together with the Irish community 
  • Expand the reach of the services to younger people, families, and people from different minority backgrounds, including survivors of institutional abuse, Travellers and LGBT+
  • Re-establish community forums and groups to develop service user and community engagement 
  • Work with volunteers in the delivery of all aspects of these services 
  • Produce content for social media 

Further Information

We welcome interest from all from all sections of the community, including people from Irish and non-Irish backgrounds. For further information please contact Brian Hanley, Director of Community Services, on [email protected]

Fee: £10,000 over 3-6 months