The Newington Green Meeting House was founded in 1708, and is known as “the birthplace of feminism” due to its connections to activist and writer Mary Wollstonecraft.
“Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas since 1708” is a National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported heritage project at London’s oldest non-conformist place of worship. The site over the last 300 years has been home to revolutionary figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Richard Price, and we are building a project to share this Dissenting heritage. The space today is managed by New Unity a non-religious church whose congregation gathers there every Sunday, inspired by the progressive thinkers who have worshipped there in the past – and in whom they share a heritage.
Overall purpose of the role
Responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and co-ordinating teams of volunteers to support the delivery of all the activities and events in the Community and Learning Activity Plan as part of our three year National Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project, “Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas Since 1708” – sharing the stories of London’s oldest non-conformist church and its interesting inhabitants over the years.
The role duties are to develop an active and sustainable volunteering programme that provides opportunities for local people to explore the heritage themes and develop new skills and expertise.
Please visit our website to apply.