Residency

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.

Vacancies

Walworth Living Room Assistant

We’re now looking for new volunteers to work with us on building the Walworth Living Room, our new space for the community. When people come through our doors, first impressions are important. We want it to be a place where people from all walks of life feel welcome. Your role will involve welcoming people by establishing yourself as a happy and helpful presence.

If done well, this role would strike a good balance between taking a step forward to engage people, and sensing when it’s appropriate to take a step back, to encourage others to feel some ownership of the space.

We will also be holding an open house for potential applicants on the 16th June 12 pm – 13.30 pm. Please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/6zskXv8vfSn8Rkn47 by 1pm on Wednesday 15th June to book your place.

Deadline: Monday 20 June, 9am

Community Photographer

The Community Photographer role is a great creative opportunity for a dynamic creator. You will spend 5 hours a week contributing your specific passions and skills to the work of building the community in Walworth.

Your role will involve being primarily based in the Walworth Living Room, our newest community space to capture day-to-day interactions and life in the space, as well as attending our regular and one-off events (e.g. neighbourhood street party, supper clubs, cooking events, lectures and more).

If done well, this role would involve creating meaningful connections with people, being able to document the life of a vibrant community while contributing to its own development.

We will also be holding an open house for potential applicants on the 16th June 12 pm – 13.30 pm. Please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/6zskXv8vfSn8Rkn47 by 1pm on Wednesday 15th June to book your place.

Deadline: Monday 20 June, 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.

FRANCES, CURRENT RESIDENT

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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