Cambridge ACRE – Job Vacancy – William Collyn Community Centre Manager, Girton

Cambridgeshire ACRE is working on behalf of the Girton Town Charity to set-up, manage and run its William Collyn Community Centre, a new, purpose-built community facility for Girton. The Community Centre Manager will play a key role in managing and ensuring the smooth running of the William Collyn Community Centre. Important aspects of the job are to develop the business; to maximise use of the available facilities; and to identify new opportunities by means of effective marketing, networking and innovative solutions. The Manager will work to ensure the Centre is a vibrant, well-managed facility that operates for the benefit of local residents and organisations.

The successful applicant is likely to have experience of working with people and community groups in a front-facing role, organising events, running marketing and engagement campaigns as well as managing digital communication channels including websites, Facebook and Twitter. You will need a professional attitude and approach to the management of the Centre, first rate customer service skills, a positive approach to team-working and be confident, innovative and able to work under pressure. For full job information, including details of how to apply, please visit:

(Editor’s Note,  Cambridgeshire ACRE is the newest member of Fen Edge Community Association.)

Cottenham Repair Café – 23rd Feb

Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe

Cottenham Repair Café at Cottenham Community Centre (Opposite the Co-op on the high Street) on Sat 23 Feb 10am-2pm

If you have something to repair, bring it along – anything at all that you can carry – and we’ll take a look at it.  While you sit and watch, we’ll have a go at repairing it, and you may even learn how you might have done it yourself!  There’s no need to book ahead of time, but if you do and can let us know what you’re planning to bring and what its problem is, it increases the chances that we’ll have the right tools and spares. Should you have to wait, you could enjoy a coffee in the Coffee shop in the adjoining room.

  • If you think you might be able to be a Repairer, but you’re not sure, come along and shadow one of our experienced repairers, and see what you think.  (Bring something broken too, if you like.)  A single specialist repairing skill –  such as sewing or book repair – is also very valuable, though we can’t guarantee that someone will bring something that needs your specialist skill.
  • If you’re simply curious about what a Repair Café is, just come along and watch!



Cottenham Repair Café
Cottenham Community Centre
250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambs CB24 8RZ
Tel:         01954 253903

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