For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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At Spires we are ambitious for all. We want to be the best support we can with helping people move from lives of distress, isolation and insecurity to a future of greater stability and hope. We know we can only do this with passionate, informed and dedicated staff.

All our vacancies are listed below. We are looking for positive people with a can-do attitude and professional approach who will do their best for our clients, themselves and their colleagues.  

If you have any queries regarding recruitment or need assistance with completing your application form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alternatively, you can call 020 8696 0943 within office hours (8.30 - 16.00).  

Current vacancies

Adult Learning Manager - Salary £32,000 to £34,000 - depending on experience

To be responsible for the implementation, management, monitoring and continuous improvement of Spires adultlearning contract with the London Borough of Lambeth Adult Community Learning Department.

Spires works with many socially excluded individuals for whom an entry level course can to their first step towards integration to the community.

Send your CV  and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17th August 2020

See Job Description and Person Spec attached


Our recruitment process

Recruiting the right people enables us to provide the best possible service to our clients.

We believe that using a competency based approach to recruitment will ensure the best person for the role. Selection methods will vary depending on the requirements of the role, but we will often use tests or work based exercises and practical activities, like group or work role plays. This approach enables candidates to demonstrate their suitability in a variety of different ways, whilst helping us to identify the most suitable person for the role, ensuring equal opportunities throughout the selection process.

When completing your application form you should focus on providing evidence and specific examples that demonstrate how you meet the person specification and your suitability for the role. You should address all essential points of the person specification with direct examples that clearly evidence how you meet each requirement. We value transferable skills and encourage applicants who do not have direct experience to provide examples from other areas that meet the requirements.

Once you have submitted your application form you will receive an automated reply advising it will now be processed. After the deadline for the vacancy has passed, applications will be sent over to members of the hiring panel to be shortlisted. Shortlisting is based on candidate's responses to the points on the person specification.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion. Feedback will only be given to candidates who attend interview. 

If you are invited for interview you will be contacted by a member of HR with details of the interview and what will be involved. After the interview you will be contacted by a member of the hiring panel, or a member of HR, with the outcome. 

DBS, right to work and reference checks

If you are offered a role with Spires you will be contacted by a member of HR with a conditional offer letter and information on the next steps. All offers are conditional on receipt of satisfactory references, and where applicable, an enhanced discloure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all staff are required to provide documentation to Spires to evidence their legal right to work in the UK. 

Equal opportunities

The Spires Centre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion. 

We monitor our policies to ensure that discrimination does not occur in either our staffing practices or our work. All applicants are asked to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our policies. This information is not part of your application and will not be used in any part of the selection process. It is anonymous and will not be seen by the interviewers or those involved in shortlisting your application, and all data will be stored confidentially and destroyed once it has been analysed. 

How to find us
Getting here


Routes 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 249, 250, 255, 315, 319, 333, G1 and P13 all stop close to Spires - just ask for St Leonard’s.


Streatham station (Thameslink and London Bridge lines) is about 5 minutes walk away.

Streatham Hill station (for Victoria and Clapham Junction or West Croydon and Crystal Palace) is 10 to 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride.

Streatham Common station (for Victoria or Croydon) is slightly further but on the 118 bus route.

Centre opening hours

10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

10.30am - 2pm OPEN ACCESS



10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

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