WELCOME TO ST WERBURGHS CENTRE

Main Image Based in St Werburghs in East-Central Bristol, we serve the local communities of Lawrence Hill, Ashley and Easton wards and communities of interest across the city. The Centre is managed by the St Werburghs Community Association, which aims to provide meeting spaces and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations.

We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between groups and organisations in the community. In support of this, we run various events and projects, current to include Raking & Baking, Tai Chi for over 50's, Easy PC (computer classes), Picnic in the Park and we also have other organisations based in the Centre who are working within the local communities.

The Community Centre has been operating on this site since 1972 and in 1999 was registered as a charity and company limited by guarantee. In June 2010 we completed £1m Capital Project and in November 2010 we achieved the VISIBLE CommunitiesTM accreditation which is a quality systems standard for the charity and community sector distributed by Community Matters.
 
In November 2013 we won the Community Venue of the Year Award at 'Voscurs', Bristol's Voluntary & Community Sector awards. In January 2016 we have been awarded Silver in the Green Tourism 'Conference Venue' Category. 

This site should answer most questions about the Centre; please use the menu of links above to find out more, but don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd prefer to talk to someone or can't find what you're looking for. You can also take a look at our latest timetable here

OUR FACILITIES

If you are looking to hire a meeting room, run a regular class, hold a business conference or host a family party - St Werburghs Centre has plenty of space for it all.

The newly refurbished rooms are all wheelchair accessible. There is a large Hall with wooden floors and double height windows, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and a variety of medium size rooms suitable for classes, meetings or workshops. Our newly built, eco-friendly and modern annexe at the rear consists of four rooms with underfloor heating, which can be used either as community spaces, training rooms or offices.

The new annexe building has a bank of Photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into power. There is a display that shows how much power we are generating, the total so far and the amount of CO2 saved. There is also a Sedum (grass) roof on the new annexe building. This provides a high level of insulation and in addition reduces the level of rainwater entering the drains. The walls are also well insulated with ‘Warmcell’ which is manufactured from 100% recycled waste paper. Ceiling lights in the annexe are also environmentally friendly, using sunlight tubes designed to capture and intensify natural daylight.

A summary of prices and description of all rooms can be found on our Facilities page or click here to view a PDF of our brochure.
 
 

OPPORTUNITIES

OFFICE MANAGER 30 hours per week

We are looking for somebody with experience, energy and excellent communication and administration skills to help to run this busy thriving community venue.
 
The main purpose of the job is to ensure the smooth day to day running of events, projects, reception and administration of the Community Centre.

The centre office is open 8.30 am to 5 pm.
 
As part of a small staff team it is essential that you are reliable, self-motivated and enjoy working in a busy office.
Closing date: Sunday, 5thJune 2016
Interviews: Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th June 2016

You can download the Application Pack below:

Office Manager Application Form
Office Manager Job description
Equal Opportunties 

For more information contact Goska Ong, Centre Director on 0117 955 1351 or e-mail director@stwerburghs.org.uk

Please do not send a CV, it will not be considered
OFFICE TO LET

A rare and exciting opportunity to join us at St Werburghs Community Centre!

There is an 'easy-in, easy-out' monthly agreement and the rents are very reasonable and include bills and rates (excl. phone bills) and high speed internet connection. The main office has a fax and a photocopier and all tenant organisations have easy access to it by setting up an account for daily use. We also offer a number of meeting rooms and community spaces which can be booked on a sessional basis for events and activities.

St Werburghs Centre is the oldest community centre in Bristol and is well known for its friendly community feel and a real commitment to building mutually beneficial partnerships between groups and organisations in the community. We are also committed to environmental sustainability and very proud to have achieved ‘Silver Green Tourism’ Award last year.  As well as being very close to the Centre of Bristol we are close to M32 and two vibrant shopping areas (St Werburghs and Easton) with an excellent variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the Centre Director, Goska Ong on 0117 955 1351 or email director@stwerburghs.org.uk.