The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.
Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.
We are seeking an established and experienced parish priest to join the Charterhouse in the role of Preacher. This is a role as old as the Charterhouse itself and the Chapel lies at the heart of the institution in every sense. As well as playing a vital internal role preaching regularly in our Chapel, and supporting the spirituality and morale of our resident Brothers (men and women), it is a role that also looks outwards and reaches out to our local community in Islington. Our new Preacher will need to possess a varied and open-minded liturgical experience, embracing those with differing traditions of Christian churchmanship together with those of other religions and with little or no faith. He or she will bring intellectual leadership and curiosity to the role, together with a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience and enjoy being part of the day to day lives of the community who live here.
You can find out more about the Charterhouse here.
If you wish to apply please email your CV and covering letter to our Head of HR – Leslie Kosovsky.
Closing date for applications 1st May 2020. Interviews week beginning 18th May 2020
We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.
Visitor Engagement Volunteer
Notice: As part of our action to reduce the number of people on site during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to close the Charterhouse to the public from 17th March. There is currently no specific date as to when we are likely to reopen, however applications are still being accepted to be considered. Selection and training will take place upon reopening. Thank you for your patience – we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the next stages of your application.
We are currently looking for some new Visitor Engagement Volunteers to support the running of our Museum, and help us to engage with the visitors who come through the door. The role will give a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, learn about the history of the site, and share some of the fascinating stories connected to the Charterhouse with a wider audience. We have volunteers on site every day that the Museum is open (Tuesday – Saturday), and both full and half day shifts are available. We are particularly looking for support on Fridays/ Saturdays – although there is availability throughout the week. The volunteers in this team not only help in the museum itself, but they also support on tours and have the opportunity to help us deliver our lunchtime programme of free activities, including 10 Minute Tales and Object Handling sessions. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly individuals who like to engage and are happy to welcome people into the space – there is no previous experience, or historical knowledge, required – just a willingness to get stuck in!