L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We serve people’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong.

Are you inspired to bring your skills, experience and values to support our vision of a more human society?



Job title: Recruitment and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Reports to: Head of HR and Operations (HRRO)

Hours of work: 40 hours per week (fixed 12-month contract)

Salary: £27,063 per annum

Place of work: West Norwood, South London 

Overall purpose of the job

  • Managing the recruitment process for new assistants and volunteers from enquiry through to appointment
  • Playing an integral part in the leadership of L’Arche London, helping shape its future development
  • Working with other colleagues with similar roles in other UK L’Arche Communities to develop best practice and streamline processes.
  • Ensuring all HR systems and records are kept accurately up to date to meet regulatory and L’Arche requirements


Download the Job Description for this specific role before applying as well as a Who We Are pack to learn more about L’Arche. Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of around two sides of A4, outlining how their skills and experience match the job description, and why they feel they meet the person specification for the role.  Applications should be sent to [email protected]

In the shortlisting process, we will anonymise all statements and CVs (removing names, changing file names and so on) before they are passed to the panel for final shortlisting.

Your CV must include a full work history from leaving full-time education to the present. Please include an explanation for any gaps in your employment. If you are an internal candidate, please make sure you send a full CV and statement and don’t assume that we know or can guess your skills and experience within L’Arche London or L’Arche UK.

In addition to this, please complete our Equal Opportunities Form and read the Privacy Notice for job applicants.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 11 August, 10 am.

Interviews are likely to take place on 18 and 19 August.