Bede House has been helping local people for over 80 years to improve life for themselves, their families and their community. We're set at the heart of the Bermondsey community in the London Borough of Southwark.   


  • Full time, permanent contract and contributory pension
  • circa £55,000

Bede is an established local charity providing four specialist services. We support adults with a learning disability; women and men who experience domestic abuse; youth clubs and school holiday programmes and opportunities for community volunteering. Our team of around 40 staff work with an annual income of £1.2m.

Bede invite you to lead them through an exciting period of development as they move to a new purpose-built Centre in 2023. You'll join us at a key moment in our long and distinguished history, and take us into a dynamic future. Our current Director, Nick Dunne, who retires in 2021, will introduce you to this exceptional opportunity to make a real difference to our neighbours' lives.

This is a unique chance for an experienced senior manager from the not-for-profit sector to head this small, high-impact organisation. You will work with people in complex circumstances, and support specialist managers in grasping opportunities and assessing risks. In addition, you'll bring a thorough working knowledge of HR, charity finance, fundraising and governance to your role. You'll draw on all your creativity and energy to achieve maximum success and sustainability. We look forward to hearing from you - and offering a warm welcome from our lively and appreciative community. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Nick Dunne [email protected].

How to apply? 

To apply, download an application pack from the Bede website here


  • Closing date for applications 5pm Monday February 1, 2021.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit Bede w/c February 15
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday February 25.


Bede is an Equal Opportunities employer, registered charity 303199.