About Us

Oxford House is a charity established in 1884. We focus on bringing East Londoners together for culture, community and to celebrate our shared history.

About Us

Oxford House was established in 1884 as the first ever ‘settlement house’. We were originally led by students and graduates from Keble College Oxford who came to live and work in Bethnal Green providing practical social action projects for local people. These students created youth clubs, the poor man’s lawyer service, adult education, labour exchanges, and cultural events, focused on tackling the effects of poverty in the East End. The spirit of this work remains central to our mission today. We are still based in our Grade II listed building and remains at the heart of the community in Bethnal Green, providing opportunities in the three areas:


We are a heritage and cultural centre. We have a thriving activity programme that uses our creative spaces including theatre, dance studio, gallery and chapel. We provide creative projects and opportunities for our diverse community.


We are a community space. We are home to our own café, affordable office and venue/hire space. Over 20 charitable organisations, social enterprises, and creative organisations are based at Oxford House.


We offer volunteering opportunities. We work to develop employability skills and learning. Whether you want to learn a new skill, or gain valuable work-related experience, we have the opportunity for you. Check back in spring 2021 when we will be posting new projects to take part in.

We are recruiting: Marketing and Digital Coordinator (freelance)

The Role:  Marketing and Digital Co-ordinator (Freelance)  

We are looking for a creative, highly practical and imaginative freelance Marketing and Digital Co-ordinator to support our team and reach audiences both digitally and through traditional communications. We are looking for candidates who are experienced in marketing and communications but also thrive working in a highly practical team. The role requires an energetic and proactive freelancer who takes the lead and shares our passion and ethosPreferably the chosen candidate will have a knowledge of East London, the creative industries and the flexibility needed working in a small but ambitious team.  

Start Date: Starting week commencing 8 March until – 30 June 2021  and then review extension

Application Deadline: Thursday, 25th February 2021 (5pm)

Rate: £200 a day x 18 days (£3600 total fee) 1 day a week  

Location: Remote working until restrictions are eased   

How to Apply:   

Send us 2 examples of recent marketing campaigns you have worked on.  

Send us a cover letter (no more than half a page a4)  

Send us your CV  

Send this information to info@oxfordhouse.org.uk 

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