Situations Vacant


QVSR, the Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, was first established in 1843 to support seafarers and their families in the Port of London.  Today QVSR continues to support retired seafarers and has expanded its work to include ex-servicemen and other men in need of assistance through the provision of accommodation and welfare support in the East End of London.  Additionally, QVSR manages seafarers’ centres based along the River Thames and provides support to seafarers coming into the Port of Tilbury and DP World London Gateway.  In 2022 QVSR will be expanding its work to support seafarers in the ports of Bristol, Felixstowe and Immingham.

 QVSR is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet 4 times a year to provide strategic direction, oversight of the work of the charity and to give support to the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team.  Alongside these meetings are additional sub-committees, an annual away day and other ad hoc events.

 We are currently seeking to appoint a Trustee to join the Board and are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have a passion and time for working for a charity and who have one or more of the following skills/experience:

 ·         Knowledge or interest in the Maritime sector/Merchant Navy

·         Knowledge of Methodism or other church structures

·         Knowledge of charity finance, HR/employment law or IT systems

·         A strong understanding of governance and the charity sector

This is a voluntary position and expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

 If you feel you can make a positive contribution to QVSR and are able to make the necessary commitment and would like to hear more about our Trustee vacancy, please contact Alexander Campbell, QVSR’s Chief Executive,
on 020 7987 4622 or via email at

Closing Date: 12th November 2021





 Salary: £27,000 - £29,000, depending on experience
 Location: Bow Road Methodist Church Reports to: Zacchaeus Project Manager

The Zacchaeus Project has been run for 23 years by Tower Hamlets Methodist Circuit, delivering support primarily for older people and their carers to help improve health and well-being and combat social exclusion in our local community. We provide various services usually on Monday to Friday for around 150 service users with 2 staff and 20 volunteers. We have been successful in securing National Lottery Community funding until February 2023 to expand and formalise the advice and guidance provision.

We are now looking to hire a full time Advice and Guidance Coordinator, who will:

  • set up the function within the project
  • act as the advice and guidance expert
  • set up and train a group of volunteers
  • establish a network of useful contacts locally for referrals.

The role would suit someone with advice and guidance experience, who is passionate about facilitating the maximum independence of older people and their carers who find it increasingly difficult to navigate the systems around healthcare, benefits, social support, bereavement, etc. 

  • This is a fixed contract position, until February 2023, subject to funding. 
  •  Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd November 2021
For further information and for an application pack, please contact Sally Yoxall by email or telephone: 020 8880 7301

The Successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check

Wesley's Chapel City Road


    Newham Methodist Circuit 35/20
   Office: Herbert Road London E12 6AY

Circuit Admin Assistant
12 hours per week – Tuesday to Thursday flexible. 11am-2pm
Salary (based on London Living Wage)

The Newham Methodist Circuit comprises 7 churches covering the London Borough of Newham. The Trustees of Newham Methodist Circuit are seeking to recruit a part-time Circuit Admin assistant to join their committed and welcoming circuit staff team.

Candidates for this role must be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently with minimal supervision. He/she should be able to prioritise multiple workloads. The successful candidate will have good communication skills together with a caring, responsible, and flexible approach to their work. Previous relevant experience is desirable. Experience of administration in a faith-based organisation is preferred but not essential and training will be provided as deemed necessary.

Terms and conditions will be in line with those recommended by the Methodist Conference.

Full particulars can be obtained on request from Revd. Asif Karam – the superintendent minister  18- Little Gaynes Lane Upminster London RM14 2JJ

The closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd December 2021.

E Mail:          Ph: 077 36333417

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Charity Number 1134888