We have some exciting job and volunteer opportunities at the centre. We are recruiting for the following roles:

·       Cafe manager:

L A Cafe is a busy community cafe that is part of Long Ashton Community Centre run by LACA (Long Ashton Community Association), a registered charity.

We are looking to employ a Cafe Manager for 25 hours per week mostly working weekday mornings and to include the first Saturday of the month.  There is some flexibility.

You must be an experienced cook with good management and customer service skills and a creative flair to expand and take the cafe in new directions.

The café is currently open Monday to Friday 10am to 1.30pm and on the first Saturday of the month between 9am and 4.00pm.  We are looking to extend these opening hours to include serving breakfast from 9am each day.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter by February 28th. For a job description and/or further information please contact the Community Centre office on 01275 393570 or email laca@btconnect.com

Pay: £9-10, depending on experience

·       Friends of LACA:

Would you be interested in organising events for the community centre that can be enjoyed by those residing in our village and beyond? Being a charity, a number of these events would need to raise money for the community centre. We are looking for a team of vibrant, forward-thinking individuals to form a brand new social team on a voluntary basis. We are looking for a diverse mix of people who are passionate about Long Ashton and can come up with innovative and creative ideas about events and fundraising for the centre. We are particularly seeking those with a background and/or skills in these key areas: event planning, finance, networking, and digital marketing.

·       Bookkeeper / Accountant:

We are looking for an experienced bookkeeper / accountant who would be able to volunteer for one-two days a month in order to help us with bookkeeping, and to help us improve our accounting processes at the centre. Experience of using Sage 50 would be an advantage.

·       Trustees

Do you live in Long Ashton?

Want to gain or use your management, decision making, leadership and team working skills?

Want to get behind the scenes of a charity and be involved in shaping how it operates and how it connects and supports the community?

Then the role of a Trustee with Long Ashton Community Association is for you!

We currently have a team of six trustees, and space for three more.

The role of a Trustee is to:

  • Ensure that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these;
  • Be responsible and accountable for the performance of the charity and for its corporate behaviour;
  • Ensure that the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Act as guardians of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application;
  • Ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

Trustee meetings are held at the community centre in Long Ashton once a month. We also hold an annual AGM which we expect all Trustees to attend.

Trustees will be asked, from time to time, to carry out pieces of work outside of monthly meetings such as supporting events, funding applications attending meetings etc, on behalf of LACA; work is distributed to those who are able and willing to take on extra roles as trustees.

Trustees require a passion for Long Ashton but don’t require any prior knowledge of working for a charity.

To apply, or to find out further information about any of the opportunities outlined above, please email laca@btconnect.com or call 01275 393570

Community centre garden volunteer – find out more about the garden project here

We are recruiting for VOLUNTEERS for our comunity garden centre project! Get in touch on laca@btconnect.com or 01275393570 if this interests you, and please share with any friends or family in the village

General volunteer and L A cafe volunteer- find out more about volunteering here

Are you able to give your time to help out at our community events and/or in the L A Cafe? We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help at the centre. We can offer a variety of benefits in exchange for your time, such as free or reduced-price theatre tickets, food and drink. Additionally, it’s a great way to meet new people, have some fun and receive that warm glowing feeling of donating your time to a registered charity!

Hours: As little or as much time as you can offer

Pay: This is a voluntary position

If you want to be added to our volunteer mailout, or find our further information about the kinds of volunteer roles we have, email laca@btconnect.com or call 01275 393570

Kitchen helpers at the Wine Tasting evening- photo courtesy of The Little Tipple
Games at the village picnic 2017