Volunteer Development Coordinator (Kingston)

Reference

160560

Job Type

Fixed Term

Industry

Charity / Voluntary, Education, Environmental / Conservation, Management, Medical, Operations, Other, Social Care, Training

Location

London

Our client, a social regeneration charity, is looking for a Volunteer Development Coordinator with excellent knowledge in volunteer management to join the Volunteering Kingston team.

Volunteer Development Coordinator, Kingston
Ref: 981/VDC
Location: London Borough of Kingston upon Thames/Waterloo office
Contract: Initially until end March 2023, with view to extend
Salary: £26,500 to £28,500 pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week

Each year this charity's Volunteering Services team supports thousands of motivated and caring people to find the volunteering opportunity that is right for them. The team supports prospective volunteers through every stage, from wanting to volunteer, to finding the right opportunity and helping them get started in a volunteer role. Over the last 2 years, they have deployed thousands of volunteers to support COVID 19 volunteering efforts, including vaccine marshalling, food and medicine delivery drivers and befrienders. Their teams have also worked with small local charities and organisations to make sure that they can find and support the volunteers they need to do the vital work that they do. As one volunteer they supported said "having the opportunity to do something I usually wouldn’t have done on my own. It was completely different to my day job and the benefits are immediately visible for the local community and I to enjoy."

They have delivered the Volunteering Kingston project since April 2018. The project focuses on volunteer coordination, helping volunteers to find and start volunteering and educating volunteer-involving organisations in quality volunteer management.

The Volunteer Development Coordinator will join an established team who collectively works to inspire and place volunteers into a wide range of volunteering roles in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The post-holder will focus on building the capacity of local voluntary and community organisations through building quality volunteer management practices and creating volunteering roles that inspire prospective volunteers to apply. You will help develop an annual training and networking programme for Kingston Borough volunteer-involving organisations and provide tailored 1-2-1 support where required.

The post-holder will work in close collaboration with the Volunteering Project Manager to shape, plan and deliver the project activity. The post will predominately be based in Kingston Borough, working from varied locations and will involve a variety of tasks and meetings.

Please enquire if you have:

  • Experience working with the voluntary community and/or advice & guidance/education sector.
  • Experience or aptitude to manage and deliver training courses.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Confident in using CRM systems and working with and analysing data.
  • Ability to manage a changeable work plan and priorities.

About the organisation

This social regeneration charity works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places they live. They have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today they have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working. They are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no one is held back by their background or circumstances.

Final Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 20th May 2022
Interview date: Throughout the recruitment process

Applications will be shortlisted and interviewed throughout the recruitment process. Please apply for the role as soon as possible.
The post may be appointed before the advert closing date.

This organisation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

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