Katherine Low Settlement seeks new CEO to lead its community work

Katherine Low Settlement (KLS), a charity that has been serving the communities of Battersea and Wandsworth since 1924, is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to take over from Aaron Barbour, who is stepping down after 10 years in the role.

Aaron Barbour

Aaron Barbour

KLS provides a range of services and activities for children, young people, families, older people and refugees, with a focus on tackling poverty, isolation and inequality. Some of its programmes include Love to Learn, an education programme for refugee young people; Elders Programme, a social and wellbeing programme for older people; and Battersea Together, a partnership of local organisations working to improve the lives of Battersea residents.

The charity is seeking a new CEO who embodies its values and who will bring the strategic and operational leadership that ensures that KLS continues to deliver and expand its programmes in genuine co-production with the communities it serves. The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a complex organisation in the voluntary sector, working with diverse stakeholders and communities, developing sustainable income streams and managing change.

The new CEO will also have the opportunity to shape the future direction of KLS as it prepares to celebrate its centenary in 2024.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th June 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.klsettlement.org.uk/kls-blog/news/we-are-looking-for-our-new-ceo/ or contact simon.lloyd@nfpconsulting.co.uk

99 years at the heart of Battersea

Hooray for today – Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea is 99 years young!

It’s amazing that they’ve reached this ripe age. This is testament to their fantastic members over the ages, working with their staff, volunteers and partners, to shape their family here at KLS and their wider community in Battersea.

Birthdays are of course about celebrating, and they’re having cake today!

They are also about reflecting on the past, and they have such a rich history to do so, filled with wonderful people and memories. But more importantly they are about looking forward to new horizons. New possibilities. New opportunities for them to come together again with their members and residents to build a stronger community here in Battersea.

They hope you’ll join them in raising a glass and toasting Katherine Low to another 99 years.


1950 - Norman Wisdom opens the Children’s Playground

1950 – Norman Wisdom opens the Children’s Playground


KLS 100th Birthday: save the date in 2024

In 2024 KLS will be celebrating their 100th birthday throughout the year.

Please save the date 18th May 2024 for a ‘once in a lifetime’ street party for the whole community on Orville Road. More about next year’s celebrations will follow soon.

Contact KLS

Katherine Low Settlement
108 Battersea High Street
London SW11 3HP
020 7223 2845


90th Birthday Celebration Invitation

Saturday 17th May 2014

Just a short reminder note to invite you (again) to the Kathering Low Settlement official 90th birthday party on 17th May (Saturday) from 11am-3.30pm.

  •  Arrive at 10.30am for a prompt start at 11am
  • Fun activities for everyone
  • at the Settlement until 3pm


Tracy Frostick
020 7223 2845
108 Battersea High Street
London SW11 3HP

The invitation is here KLS90 celebration invitationAWK.


The Battersea Society are kindly unveiling a blue plaque with us at 11am to kick off the day, there followed by a huge party with entertainment, food and fun for all.


Please spread the word as it’s an open house to which everyone is invited. Please do pass on this post to anyone – family, friends, colleagues, users – who you think would be interested.