The Purple Elephant Project

Centre Coordinator

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a rapidly growing charity supporting our local community and helping improve children and young people’s mental health?  

About us:

The Purple Elephant Project provides therapeutic interventions for children and young people in need; helping to alleviate mental health distress by working through challenging and traumatic early life events.  This small, but fast-growing charity offers essential work to children in the community and is now looking for a Centre Co-ordinator to provide key support to our evergrowing team of Therapists and the small management team  

About our team
Charity Commission information about our charity 

About the role:

This is a fixed term post for 12 months, which could lead into a permanent position in the future. Within this exciting role you will play a part in the organisation and day to day coordination of our hub, support visiting children and their carers, and the staff team, and providing administrative support such as planning and organising charity Board meetings and events and other support to the CEO, COO and the wider team.  

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a central support role in the charity, using their exceptional organisational skills for coordinating multiple daily tasks and requests, as well as planning ahead over the year. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, even if you don’t feel like your experience ticks every box on the person specification. While we are looking for some specific skills, we are much more interested in attitude, personal qualities and passion.We will give training and support initially to the successful candidate. 

The Purple Elephant Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to apply for/have an Enhanced DBS check in line with the Government safer recruitment guidelines, provide references and complete safeguarding training, and will need to demonstrate a willingness to observe safeguarding procedures at all times. 

The Purple Elephant Project positively encourages applications from all sections of the community. 

Job Description & Specification

How to apply

How to Apply: If this role interests you Please send your CV and a covering letter (up to 2 sides of A4 only) highlighting your experience and skills relevant to this position to  

Applications close: noon, Wednesday 15th March 2023 

Interviews will be held at our hub in Twickenham: Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th March 2023 

We will aim to notify candidates if you have been shortlisted for interview by Friday 17th March.  

If you are thinking of applying, but just have a question or two you would like to ask us in advance, then please feel free to email us on