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Unique opportunity to head up the award-winning

Joel Community Night Shelter

Are you an active Christian with business management expertise and a heart for supporting people out of homelessness? We are seeking someone with experience, drive and great communication skills to lead our dynamic staff team, develop and tighten good practices and prepare us for the future.

Hours:  3 days per week

Salary:  £40-50k pro rata

To apply: please read the Job Profile then download and fill out an application form and equal opportunities form. Please send forms via email to: chair@joelcommunity.org

For general enquiries or to request paper copies, please email: recruit@joelcommunity.org 

Application deadline: Thursday 4th July, noon  

Interviews: To be held on 16th & 17th July and will include a tour of the Joel Community Night Shelter 

The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check




Joel Community Services (JCS) is a registered charity that runs a 17-bed night shelter at St Peter's Church, Kingston for people experiencing homelessness. Based in the former church hall, the shelter is staffed by volunteers and led by a skilled, employed management team.  We provide comfortable, overnight accommodation with the emphasis on building a loving community as well as offering a range of therapeutic services to help guests get back on their feet. Driven by our Christian faith and through loving care, we strive to meet the spiritual as well as physical needs of our guests, but we do not proselytise. Our aim is to help support vulnerable people back into society and give them a sense of belonging and self-worth. To find out more, please click here.

We have an ambitious three-strand strategy; (a) to deepen the therapeutic services we can offer;  (b) to expand our provision by extending our premises; (c) to package our success story in a way that churches in other parts of the UK can deploy our model, perhaps with our consultancy support.


The jobholder will take over the executive responsibility for JCS from the current Chair who is the founding vicar and has played an executive role during the formation and earliest years of the project.  As well as consolidating and embedding our success to date, the jobholder will prepare us for future challenges and lead the delivery of our strategy.



The jobholder is likely to have experience in general management, leading strong teams, fundraising, volunteer management, change planning and execution and project management (ideally relating to buildings/premises). The job holder will need to have experience in working within the third sector and with major stakeholders.


The jobholder will be empathetic and understanding of the complex needs of people who are experiencing homelessness and will be a confident, effective advocate for the work and wider needs of our guests. The job holder will also be a self-motivated individual with drive, determination and resilience.

To access our Annual Report 2017 please click here

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Joel Community Services (formerly operating as Joel Community Trust  Charity no.253030), is now a company limited by guarantee Charity Number 1163741. Registered Company Number 9140549.