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Vacancy: Delivery Manager

Do you want to help build a world where everyone feels part of a community? 

Do you drive reliable delivery and ongoing improvement of programmes?

Are you a strong and highly motivated team leader?

If you answered yes to all of the above, this could be the role for you!
We’re looking for an experienced people manager with extensive programme delivery experience, to set up and deliver key programmes: our children and families work; volunteering and befriending projects; and development of a vibrant calendar of informal adult classes.

What we do

Time & Talents is a lively, busy community centre in the heart of Rotherhithe, SE16.  Set in a leafy heritage building, and ‘T&T2’, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, we offer something for everyone. With a history of 133 years of supporting people of all ages in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, we bring people together for mutual support, fun and friendship, with a wide range of services and activities for older people and other adults, along with volunteering and children and families’ projects.

Over the last three years, we have developed an extensive children and families programme, and we need to continue to expand its reach, ensure it is designed to meet local and changing needs, and to ensure the team delivers on our grant commitments. Alongside this, we offer informal learning opportunities for adults, especially around practical skills like gardening, crafts, ukulele and mindfulness, and a range of hosted activities including yoga, the local history society and choirs. Given the major changes in the last few months, it is a good time for a refresh of the programmes, and we need a fresh pair of eyes to help us take things to the next stage.

The role

In this role, you’ll:

About you

You have a track record in driving the excellent delivery of grant-funded community programmes in the third sector.  You’re an emotionally resilient and experienced team leader with a growth mindset and plenty of grit. You’re flexible, accountable, take responsibility, are highly organised and skilled in multitasking and balancing priorities.  You have experience of fundraising and maybe other types of income generation.  You have strong relationship building skills – internally and externally – and build trust and credibility easily.  You are passionate about the power of community to connect and support people.

About us

We are an energetic, experienced, and passionate team of 15, with a strong sense of shared purpose and a lively sense of humour. You’ll have the chance to make a big contribution to a growing, ambitious and innovative organisation which has doubled its reach and impact in recent years.

This role is full time, with flexibility for regular evening and occasional weekend working.

Time & Talents is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity, and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We actively encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

If you would like an informal chat about the job, please email with your phone number and a suitable time for us to call.

The closing date is 09.00 on Monday 28 September 2020. 

TO APPLY: All applications to be submitted online here.  Send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two sides of A4, explaining why you want the job and how your experience relates to the job description and person specification.

IMPORTANT: We’ll use cover letters to assess applications alongside CVs. Please ensure you take the time to include a well-written cover letter as detailed above.  We won’t assess applications without one.

INTERVIEWS: First round interviews will take place on 1 and 2 October.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a second interview w/c 5 October.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: the safety and wellbeing of our current and future employees remains a top priority, therefore interviews will be conducted remotely by video if necessary.



During the national lockdown, all face to face activities, groups and home visits are suspended.


The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


The team is working as usual and we continue to adapt our services and activities so that we can work safely to support our community.


Current services include:


For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:


  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

11 January 2021