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New Operations Manager role at STCA

Somers Town Community Association is in a very exciting phase of its development. We are an ambitious and well respected “go to”, charity based in the heart of the Kings Cross “Knowledge Quarter” London. We have strong, resilient relationships with our local community and stakeholders. We are looking for an Operations Manager  who will contribute to the strong growth of the organisation and will be able to integrate a commercial focus into our community delivery model OM Job Ad  .

For further information and a full application pack e mail:  admin@somerstown.org.uk

Nursery back in swing following Summer holiday

This is always a wonderful time of year in the Community Centre and particularly in the Nursery. New children, their families and carers are coming in for their “settling in” process. We have so many new little people to become acquainted with and many will, literally, go on to become lifetime users of the centre. We have three generations of members some of whom started in our Nursery way back in 1985!  There are many good reasons why people cherish the centre but the Nursery has been a consistently good service to Somers Town. We continue to ensure that we are offering  the best possible practice in the best possible environment for your children to thrive. Take a look at our new brochure STCA Nursery pdf

Bringing you up to date

Julia and Kazi, in the Somers Town Job Hub, are working marvels on behalf of  people seeking employment. 17 people have found employment having been supported in a variety of ways tailored to their individual needs. Take a look at the JH Newsletter Sept for further details of training and support. Phone 07949144230 or 0207 388 6088 for an appointment.

Job Hub success’

The positive benefits of the Somers Town Job Hub continue with seven individuals having successfully secured employment during May as a direct result of support and input from the team. The partnership model is securing real results for people in the area. Julia Marcus, the Employment and Training Advisor has praised the model as an inclusive and accessible project “very much  designed around individual peoples needs”. Call Julia or Kazi on 07949144230 or email job hub@somerstown.org.uk  for an appointment.JH Autumn News.

Young Womens Project funded by Big Lottery

We have secured three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support dedicated work with girls and young women in the South Camden Area. As lead partners we are working with Somers Town Youth Club, Surma Centre and Corams Fields to create a new project which will be delivered from a number of different sites by a  team led by an experienced senior  youth worker. We are currently recruiting a Senior and two Trainee youth workers Young Womens Ad 2  Closing date for all posts is 20th February.

Sports Activators keen to get cracking

Our new Sports Activator team based at STCA, introduce themselves here:
“Hello my name is Andy Gilbert, I am the new Community Sports Activator for the Somers Town area and the project I will be delivering is called Camden Active All Areas.  The idea behind the project is to encourage local residents to become active and to help achieve this, over the next 3 years I will be delivering a diverse range of sports to suit the needs of you, the Somers Town resident.  Working alongside me in the role of Sport Development Officer will be Juan Manning. Juan has a keen interest in sports, especially Basketball and he also plays for Camden Basketball team.
To ensure this project suits your needs, I encourage you to give me feedback on the type of sports which you would like to see in your area. There is nothing to stop anyone of any age, ability, ethnicity or disability becoming active in sport.  Our projects are designed to suit the needs of the individual. If you would like to find out more information on the project or how to get involved then please contact me on Andrew.gilbert@camden.gov.uk or call 07825102010. You can also find me at the Somers Town Community Association on Mondays and Thursdays.”
Andrew Gilbert Community Sports Activator

Make-up Master Class

A professional make up artist will be coming along to the Job Hub on Wednesday 4th February between 11.00am – 2.00pm. If you fancy a FREE of CHARGE interactive workshop to help build skills and confidence contact Julia on 07949 144230 or email: jobhub@somerstown.org.uk for further information or to enrol.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.make up doc

Job hub open for business

We are all very excited here because, with the help of Laing O’Rourke, a dedicated space has been refurbished on the first floor of the community centre. This is the site of the new Job Hub funded through the Neighbourhood Forum and LBC. As previously posted we have an Employment and Training Adviser, Julia Marcus, who is already hard at work supporting local people with individually tailored packages. These offer pre-employability training,  practical advice, help with CVs, interview skills and access to local jobs. We are also working along with other agencies  e.g. Origin Housing and Kings Cross Recruit who are operating from the Job Hub space.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with Julia call now on 07949 144230.

Somers Town – welcome to the “Knowledge Quarter”

More than 35 partners including Somers Town Community Association,  have joined together to create a consortium  (KQ) representing members drawn from  academic, cultural, research, scientific, media and community backgrounds . There is a huge interest in the area and a focus on emerging possibilities brought about by dialogue  and  “support for innovation, collaboration and knowledge exchange”.  KQ  “will establish crucial connections to achieve productive partnerships , fruitful networks and creative interaction.” Somers Town CA has already experienced a number of very productive partnership projects as a result of working with Central St Martins  so watch this space for more developments!

Neighbourhood Plan & Community Researchers

The Neighbourhood  Planning Forum has engaged eight local people to knock on doors in Somers Town and consult  residents about living in the area and what changes they would like to see. The result of this work  will be collated and  will influence the shape and future of the Neighbourhood Plan. Please support this by taking part in the consultation and get involved by attending the first Annual General Meeting of the Somers Town Neighbourhood Planning Forum on Monday 15 December, 6.00pm at the Somers Town Community Centre.

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Every Friday we have a special Lunch Club showing of a film by popular choice! More here.

Contact Us

Tel 020 7388 6088

admin@somerstown.org.uk