The students who founded Pembroke House were pioneers of the settlement movement. They departed from traditional models of charity by moving to Walworth to live and work alongside the community.

Residency has been at the heart of our work ever since. For 135 years we’ve retained a house for residents, which today is home to six members of our team.


Buildings Assistant

The Buildings Assistant is a vital role at Pembroke House: working closely with the Facilities Manager to ensure the upkeep and safety of our buildings.

We currently run our work from two buildings: Pembroke House and All Saints Hall (the Walworth Living Room). Both buildings are steeped in local history and have characters of their own. This means that they require some attention and love to keep providing us a safe and accessible place to work and run activities.

Deadline: Monday 18 October, 9am

Future opportunities to live in the Residency will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Life at Pembroke House

Our residents volunteer a few hours of their time each week. Recent residents have managed our weekly lunch club and organised events like our annual street party. Others have supported the team with writing, communications, design and fundraising.

Here everyone gets involved in everything – so life is intense, busy and rich.


Residents receive subsidised accommodation next to Pembroke House. We are close to bus routes on the Old Kent Road, and within walking distance of Elephant & Castle (Northern Line, zones 1 and 2).

Living in the residency is a chance to immerse yourself fully in the life of this community. Residents are also a key part of the Pembroke House team, and attend monthly team dinners and other social events throughout the year.

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