Job Opportunities

Waltham Forest ESOL SPOC Vacancies
Information by Mark Foster, Connecting Communities Project Manager 

We are looking to recruit for two roles in the ESOL SPOC and these are now live and open for applications on the Jobs Go Public website  (Links below) the roles are :

Closing on: Sun 21/04/2019, 23:30 PM

•      ESOL Advice and Service Advisor

•      ESOL Advice Service MIS and Research Officer

Commemorative Prayer 28th March

Special Communal Prayers in Honour of the Martyred

His Eminence Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani invites you to join us for 
Special Communal Prayers in Honour of the Martyred , Christchurch New Zealand
: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 7pm Start-8pm Finish

Venue: Faizan-e-Islam Centre of Excellence, 
757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DZ


WMAG Fundraiser 6th April

Fundraiser Gig at the Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, London E17 9AH 
Saturday 6th April 2019, 8:00pm
Juli Szatmari, guest singer-songwriter from Hungary

£6 advance, £7 on the door.
Buy your advance ticket at

The Hornbeam Cafe and Art Catcher Ltd are looking forward to their WMAG Fundraiser Gig No. III, presenting musical artists from the UK and worldwide, with songs reflecting on the societal and political state of their countries and the world.

We are happy to welcome singer-songwriter Juli Szatmari from Hungary (now lives in Bielefeld, Germany), whose songs are increasingly deeply concerned with the state of the world and attitudes she observes in European countries including her own. Juli creates a great rapport with the audience and will leave you feel like she has sung this concert just for you!
Do have a listen

Juli’s concert will be preceded by some percussion by Alex Nikolakakis, requiring a bit of audience participation!
As usual, 50% of the evening’s proceeds go to the work of Walthamstow Migrants Action Group.
£6 advance, £7 on the door.
Buy your advance ticket at

Time Bank Talking Together

TimeBank have recently received MHCLG funding to run our Talking Together pre-entry/entry 1 level basic ESOL classes in Waltham Forest over the next year:

As a brief summary, to deliver our classes, we typically partner with schools, children’s centres and other community organisations. 
Our partners provide the space and recruit the learners (and receive £120 per learner that attends 50% of the course), and we provide a trained volunteer to deliver the classes. 

We are now looking for new partners in Waltham Forest and want to make sure we’re complimenting and adding to existing provision. 
For further information about the project
Contact Calley:

Calley Clay 
Senior Project Coordinator

0203 111 0700
TimeBank, One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS

Tell MAMA Hate Crime Surgery

Tell MAMA would like to invite you to a Hate Crime Advice Surgery in Waltham Forest:
The Mill Community Centre, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA.  The surgeries will run on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

They provide a safe space to discuss hate crime and how to report hate incidents anonymously
Members of the public can drop in for advice with no appointment necessary for this free service.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Thursday 14 February 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thursday 11 April 2019
Thursday 9 May 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019

Women’s Global Story Cafe

Stories & Supper: a Women’s Global Story Cafe
Hoe Street, Central Bank in Walthamstow

Date and Time: 23rd March, 11am to 1pm 

Stories & Supper are hosting a Women’s Global Story Café
Hoe Street Central Bank, 151-155 Hoe St, E17 3AN, Walthamstow on 23rd March, 11am to 1pm

This is a community conversation about migration, home and belonging, with stories from refugee women.  Entrance is free (including global snacks) 
Booking is essential at

This event is supported by the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University.

Transport: Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line and London Overground) is a 3 minute walk
Walthamstow Queen’s Road (London Overground) is a 10 minute walk.

Buses: 20, 34, 48, 69, 97, 212, 215, 230, 257, 275, 357,W12, W15, W19.

Job opening: ESOL Single Point of Contact Manager

Connecting Communities ESOL Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Manager:
(PO4) £38,994 – £41,847 (fixed term for 12 months with possibility for extension)

Born from the borough’s selection as one of only five Integration Area pilots nationally – and the only one in London – Connecting Communities will establish innovative solutions to local needs. In doing so we will empower residents to take the lead in their communities and be the catalyst for change, and provide them with the support and infrastructure required to achieve their ambitions.

The post holder will manage the development and implementation of the new Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for ESOL provision in Waltham Forest.

The SPOC is a core component of the Council’s Connecting Communities delivery plan, and the purpose of this role will be to manage and develop the service. Based at local hubs throughout the borough, the post-holder will be expected to lead or contribute to a wide range of partnerships and English-language provision.

Connecting Communities is more than a programme; it represents a new movement that will impact across the community, council and partners and our local teams will be at the heart of it. We’re looking for people who can not only handle that pressure, but embrace it. This role require proactive and confident individuals who can develop new ideas, challenge perceptions, and identify opportunities working alongside the voluntary and community sector, local residents and services.

For more information and to apply, please see the Council’s online listing here.


Twitter: @wfcouncil


Our ambition is that everybody in Waltham Forest enjoys a quality life.

All levels ESOL at Ebenezer Community College

Ebenezer Community College is pleased to announce that we have commenced ESOL classes all levels. Come and join us !

Our ESOL classes use varied activities and resources to make learning interesting and relevant.

The focus of ESOL classes is to equip you to participate in daily life in Britain – talk to your neighbours, organise transport, go shopping, visit a doctor or talk to teachers in schools. To give you employability/enterprise skills particularly CV writing and interview skills. Teach you about British culture, democracy, the rule of law, equality and diversity and sustainable living.

Candidates interested in attending the college can call in to sign up – please ring Aubrey on 07788 281 756. We are located at 726-728 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 5NH, a 5 minutes walk from Seven Sisters Station.

Hate Crime Advice Surgery

Invitation by Tell MAMA: Hate Crime Advice Surgery
The surgeries will run on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Mill Community Centre, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA

The surgeries are a safe space to discuss hate crime and how to report hate crime incidents anonymously. Members of the public can drop in for advice with no appointment necessary for this free service.

Thursday 14 February 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thursday 11 April 2019
Thursday 9 May 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.

For more information about the surgery, contact: Rehman at Faith Matters

Saturday story making workshops for refugees and asylum seekers

Story making workshops every Saturday 11 am to 1:30 pm for refugees and asylum seekers at Gnome  House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS

  • learn skills in drama and storytelling
  • share the real story about migration
  • practise your English and build confidence

Local refugee supper club Stories & Supper will be running a series of story-making workshops for refugees and asylum seekers (status irrelevant).
The workshops will be at Gnome House (E17 6DS) on Saturdays at 11am starting on 9th February.

No experience needed –  Travel expenses paid and lunch provided.
Those who attend the workshops can go on to be facilitators and storytellers for a series of global story cafes in the community.

Please spread the word to attendees at your ESOL classes.
More info from Helen at