Post lockdown limited opening

Update 7th September 2021: Woodhouse Community Centre is now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing (as prior to 19th July.)
Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm. Subject to available staffing.

We are currently taking bookings for support groups, training, exercise classes, and some other well planned activities.
Apologies but given the current risks we're not currently considering bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings.

We are available for questions via email and phone during office hours - / 0113 2459610

Main Oblong office is open for enquiries on Monday to Thursday 1000-1600.
If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024


Current vacancies 

Community Development Worker - 18.5 hours ( 2 Posts)

 £30,751 (pro rata),­ £15,375 (actual) 

Oblong is a lively and social organisation with a passion for making life better in the community. We manage Woodhouse Community Centre, which we see as a place to learn skills, be inspired and to take part. We are seeking to recruit two p/t Community Development Workers to develop and deliver the Thriving Together Project, working with community volunteers to deliver high quality experiences that create an empowered, united, healthy and thriving community in our locality.


Application pack available and via the following link:

or email

We do not accept C.V.s

Closing Date: Sunday 24th October 2021 at 23:59      Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021


Community Consultant (Freelance)

To Conduct: A Community Consultation Exercise and Analysis on behalf of Woodhouse Community Centre We are seeking to appoint a consultant to assist us develop, deliver, and analyse a detailed community consultation exercise, in order to ensure that the services and activities we offer at our centre are relevant and responsive to the growing diversity of needs in the local communities of Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Little London. You will be an experienced consultant with a community development background, and have sound knowledge of our local area and communities. It is anticipated that the study will be carried out over a ten to twelve week period, and include both desk and field-based research. You will be supported by a member of the Oblong staff team and a small team of community researchers, who you will train to conduct interviews and surveys in the community.

To receive details of the application process: Click here :

Or email and request a copy of the Consultant’s Brief

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st October 2021      Interviews: 12th October 2021 Funded by The National Lottery