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St. Hilda’s is a vibrant Shoreditch charity with a 130-year history of supporting our diverse local community to connect with each other and new opportunities. We believe that everyone in Tower Hamlets deserves the same opportunity to grow, develop and achieve their potential. We run wellbeing and welfare programmes across two centres including a large community centre and Sonali Gardens Day Centre.
About the Role
The Volunteer Coordinator will play a key role at St Hilda’s, embedding volunteering best practice across the organisation and ensuring volunteers are meaningfully involved in all aspects of St Hilda’s programmes and services. Responsibilities include volunteer recruitment, training, support and development, in collaboration with St Hilda’s programme leads.
This role is part-time (3 days per week - 0.6 FTE)
We're looking for someone passionate about volunteering and the impact volunteers have on communities, who is excited to work in a vibrant community centre and embed volunteering best practices across all our programmes.
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering email outlining your suitability for the role.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday the 11th of September, though we reserve the right to close applications early if we have enough suitable applications.
Interviews will be over Microsoft Teams in the first instance, followed by 2nd interviews at our premises on Club Row.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Love to Learn Partnerships Coordinator
£23,200 (pro rata from £29,000); 28 hours per week; permanent role; Battersea, London SW11
This is an excellent opportunity to work in our well-established and successful education programme, called Love to Learn, which enables young people from a refugee background to overcome barriers to education so that they can thrive and reach their potential.
This is an exciting new role to develop partnerships with businesses, schools, Wandsworth Council, funders and supporters to strenghten our youth employablity programme, wellbeing work and parent workshops.
Key Objectives for this Role
- Work with the Head of Love to Learn and our fundraising team to identify beneficial partnerships
- Work with our Youth Projects Team and young people to identify sectors and topics of interest to the young people
- Plan and deliver a calendar of employability events to raise young people’s aspirations and awareness of the world of work
- Plan and organise monthly events promoting positive wellbeing and personal skills development with and for young people
- Work with our Advice Team and families/carers to identify areas of need and topics of interest
- Organise a calendar of parent/carer workshops to develop their knowledge and skills
- Work with the Community Partnership Manager to build and maintain good relationships with partners and businesses who can support the delivery of the Adolescent Programme and Parent Workshops
- Work with corporate partners to organise work visits/work experience/shadowing, to give young people experience of the workplace
- Develop relationships with local schools to enable us to better support the community we work with
- Be creative and innovative when researching and developing opportunities for young people activities
- Use participatory methods to involve young people and parents/carers
- Keep and maintain robust recording and monitoring systems
- Maintain excellent safeguarding practices
The full job description and application pack can be downloaded below and/or from our website.
For further information and an informal chat about this post please contact Paula Robertson, Head of Love to Learn (contact details in the Job Application Pack).
Deadline for applications
Please send your completed application form to Paula Robertson (contact details in the Job Application Pack) by Monday 12th September, by 9.00am.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Youth Programme Co-ordinator
Programme and Operations Director
Hours and Location:
Full time, Monday – Friday from 9.30 – 5.30 pm.. Friday will be a work from home day. Additional hours may be required on occasion. Later starts are facilitated on workshop / visit days. We are waiting to move to our new office space so for now we are home working when we do not have an in person event. When we have an in person event, you will be expected to attend to help run the inspirational visits. Most of our events are city / west end based but some are further out.
Some international travel may be required
Renaissance Foundation was set up in 2009 as an independently funded charity which inspires young people facing serious challenges to fulfil their unique potential through a three-year outreach programme. We focus exclusively on two hard to reach groups: young carers and young patients suffering from life-long/life-limiting illnesses. Our programme uses the power of inspiration, creative and digital learning and vocational development to help our two groups to develop key strengths in order to create high aspirations and build resilience, confidence in public settings and positive engagement with society.
About the role:
To partner with the Youth Programme and Content Manager to co-ordinate and host an inspirational and impactful programme experience for the RF young people, with the ultimate aim of becoming the leading programme of choice. This role is focused on the smooth delivery and development of the existing programme to support growing numbers of young people, ensuring regular impact measurement points are met. Additionally, focus will also be on ensuring that safeguarding frameworks are adhered to as well as developing the range and scope of referral partnerships, current and new.
Your key responsibilities and accountabilities:
- Work with your manager to plan, create and deliver positive and engaging experiences for the CYP , following the agreed yearly timetable
- Delivery of semi-formal learning experiences through workshops to develop CYPs soft skills
- Facilitate workshops in a variety of settings (e.g. digital, at RF’s Hub and other venues)
- Liaise frequently with CYP throughout their time at RF utilising the most effective methods of communication (in person, telephone calls, messaging, email, etc)
- Point of contact with CYP families in order to ensure CYP are fully engaged with the programme
- Onboard new joiners to the RF programme, with the support of the wider RF team
- Informally mentor and support individual young people if they are going through a particularly challenging time
- Develop new referral partnerships with schools, hospitals and partner agencies and maintain good relationships with existing referral partners, looking for opportunities to develop these relationships as appropriate
- Deputise for your manager as and when required
Data and Reporting
- Collate programme data in a timely fashion, ensuring it is accurate and up to date at all times
- Maintain confidential records
- Ensure all projects are properly documented, are delivered within budget and that work is evaluated
- Produce accurate and incisive reports as required
- Build effective and productive working relationships with everyone at RF and external donors/partners
- Develop great relationships with all young people on the RF programme/journey
- Continuous improvement to the working environment to ensure RF remains a great place to work
- A commitment to the values and principles of the Renaissance Foundation
- Ensure safeguarding frameworks are adhered to and escalate issues as appropriate to the Director of Fundraising and Impact
- Experience of working with CYP who are facing personal challenges
- Understanding of how to effectively engage with CYP through workshops and other activities
- Reliability and resilience
- Flexibility and team-oriented
- Energy, patience and ability to model good behaviours
- Solution focussed and person-centred
- Excellent organisational skill and attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of Home-Start Wandsworth and to develop your expertise within the charity and family sector.
Home-Start Wandsworth is a fantastic, registered charity that supports families with at least one child under the age of five. We provide practical and emotional support for families in their homes and in the community through our network of trained volunteers.
Our vision is of a society where all children have the support they need from their parents for a positive, nurturing start in life and families have resilience and hope for the future.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
You’ll work with a small team of coordinators to contribute to the day to day running of Home-Start Wandsworth’s Core Services and support the charity’s capability to reach a greater number of families and volunteers. Working directly with families, this role involves administration and oversight of processes for enrolling families for on-going support. You’ll hold and manage a caseload of families accessing and seeking support via Home-Start Wandsworth, provide support to volunteers working with families and contribute to the general events and activities of the charity. As part of this role you’ll:
- Manage a case load of families requesting support from a Home-Start Volunteer
- Receive and assess referrals from local partner agencies
- Carry out home-visits to assess the needs of families requesting support
- Organise and monitor the on-going support of families accessing the service
- Provide supervision to volunteers delivering support to families
- Safeguard and promote children’s welfare
- Promote inclusion & diversity across our teams and beneficiaries
In addition, you may:
- Support the volunteer training and recruitment process
- Support community events and outreach projects
We’re looking for well organised, grounded, and empathetic individuals with parenting or other relevant skills and /or experience in supporting families with young children. We’d like you to be a responsive and confident communicator with the ability to prioritise effectively and manage the challenges of working in an administrative frontline role. You will also have a strong affinity with the purpose and goals of Home-Start Wandsworth.
Selected candidates will need to complete an enhanced disclosure check prior to commencing any role.
Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 31st of August 2022
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday the 5th September & Thursday 6th September 2022. Monday 12th September is reserved for remaining interviews.
Home-Start Wandsworth is committed to equality of opportunity and works to ‘Safer Recruitment’ practices as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Richmond Borough Mind is a vibrant local charity that has been supporting and providing services for adults affected by mental health problems and their carers for over 60 years.
Our out of hours crisis service, Journey Recovery Hub, has been running since December 2019. The service provides support to those suffering from mental health problems, aiming to prevent escalation, reduce isolation, increase independence and self-management and improve mental health and wellbeing.
We are looking for an individual who is a highly motivated team coordinator, with knowledge and experience of supporting vulnerable adults and using the recovery approach in service provision.
The successful applicant will have clear project management skills to support our flexible approach to delivering crisis interventions moving forwards. You will also be a motivating and inspirational leader, and be skilled at encouraging and supporting your team of staff and volunteers to deliver effective person centred support for our clients. You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated, and must be able to work on your own initiative.
You will be required to work face to face in our Kingston Hub primarily, but you may be asked to cover some shifts in our Richmond Hub too. The work will be delivered in a shift pattern over evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Benefits of working for RB Mind:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays per year, increasing by 1 day per full year of service (up to a maximum of 30 days)
- Bonus 1 day of annual leave per year over the festive period (subject to Trustee approval)
- Paid time off for medical appointments
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including free counselling sessions and a wellbeing app
- Training and personal development opportunities
- Staff away days and socials
- Access to shared resources and training opportunities via Mind Federated Network
Richmond Borough Mind values diversity and difference. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly individuals with lived experience of mental health problems.
Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. We unite and support a diverse network of 450 civil society organisations and allies so that together we can achieve greater progress towards sustainable development outcomes. This is an exciting time to be joining Bond, as drive forward our rolling strategy, which focuses on four key goals:
- Shape the policy and political environment [in and through the UK] to support a better future for the world’s marginalised people and communities.
- Drive and support transformation in the UK development and humanitarian system by proactively responding to the rapidly changing external environment.
- Curate a vibrant network where CSOs (and others) support each other, learn together and are more than the sum of their parts.
- Bond is an effective, supportive organisation that puts wellbeing, shared decision making and flexibility at the heart of its approach and supports staff to deliver their goals.
Purpose of the role
This role is focused on the second goal - to help transformation in the UK development and humanitarian system by proactively responding to the rapidly changing external environment.
The programme aims to:
- Ensure our sector understands its changing context through delivering new and futures thinking for our members and allies
- Contribute to significant progress on the decolonisation and decentralisation of development from the UK
- Support the sector to be safe and resilient
Decolonising and decentralising development involves projects on anti-racism and locally led development. Supporting the sector to be safe and resilient involves our work on funding, business models, protecting civic space and safeguarding. Each of these areas is owned by different members of staff who come together to form the goal team. This is a flexible team that is separate from the line management structure.
This busy and wide-ranging role coordinates and supports the goal team working to help the sector to transform. You will enhance the impact of the work by providing logistical and administrative support for goal 2 and the effective functioning of the team. In addition, the role supports securing funding from trusts and foundations across Bond as this is critical and much of this work is funded this way.
The day-to-day tasks include supporting the team, coordination of events working with the events team, monitoring our progress and setting up meetings with funders. You will support team structures and systems to operate effectively and contribute to a positive team culture.
Coordination of the Goal 2 team and support for goal activities (70%)
- Organise regular team meetings and team away days, sharing agendas in advance and writing minutes.
- Coordinate inputs into the organisational impact tracker and support quarterly reporting
- Support team structures and systems to operate effectively and contribute to a strong and positive team culture.
- Attend weekly Bond communications meeting on behalf of the Goal 2 team.
- Provide administrative and logistical support including coordinating calls, setting up online meetings, sending out meeting details, collating feedback, and recording activities, learning and engagement on Bond’s internal systems (Salesforce and SharePoint) for our goal 2 projects – decolonising and decentralising development (anti-racism and locally led work) and ensuring a safe and resilient sector (funding, civic space campaigning and safeguarding)
- Coordinate the production of outputs for other mini projects such as blogs, reports, briefings, toolkits and other resources.
- Support the creation and management of the Expert Partner group that aims to bring voices from the countries where our members work into our work
Bond-wide fundraising coordination and reporting (30%)
- Design and implement processes to keep us on track and ensure that we manage and track all our fundraising relationships on salesforce
- Ensure high quality funding opportunities are shared with members via our website.
- Set up donor meetings, funder events and keep the team on track with follow ups
- Ensure that we meet our fundraising targets and key funding submission deadlines
- Prospect research as required
- Support on bid submissions
- Assist with grant monitoring, evaluation and reporting, including providing administrative support for the Civil Society Collective Programme funded by the FCDO.
- Commitment to creating a more equitable, just and sustainable future.
- Excellent organisation skills, including ability to prioritise tasks, manage workload and work to deadlines.
- Some experience of undertaking administrative tasks efficiently to support a Team or Manager
- Understanding of project management processes and procedures.
- Experience of coordinating the production and delivery of materials such as reports, blogs, learning resources.
- Some experience of organising online and face-to-face meetings and events.
- Comfortable working with communications, finance and other software packages.
- Good written communication skills and some experience of producing high quality written outputs.
- Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
- An ability to work flexibly as a member of a small team, as well as independently and on own initiative.
- Sound working knowledge of MS Office and ideally also of CRMs.
- Right to work in the UK.
The following criteria are desirable; you do not need to have them to apply for this role.
- An interest in systems change, convening and change processes
- Fundraising knowledge and experience of supporting proposal and tender submissions
- An interest in futures thinking
- An understanding of the key issues and themes within international development.
- Experience working with membership-based organisations such as communities, networks and coalitions, ideally within the charity or NGO sector.
Please note this is a fixed term role until 31st March 2023
Bond offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:
- Interest free season ticket loan
- 27 days leave as standard for all employees. Additional staff privilege days, normally the period between Christmas and New Year
- 7% pension contributions (staff pay 3.5%)
- Flexible working hours
- Perk Box membership
- Employee Assistance Programme
How to apply
To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter by 31st August. Interviews will be w/c 7th September. However, we may close applications early if we receive a high number of applicants.
In the cover letter we expect you to set out:
- Why you are interested in the role
- How you meet the person specification
- Your understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion and why it matters in this role
Bond and equal opportunities
Bond values diversity and works to advance equity and inclusion. We encourage and warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community, including people of colour and people from low-income backgrounds.
In order to assess and ensure the continued effectiveness of Bond’s Equal Opportunities Policy, all applicants are asked to complete a short questionnaire when applying. You are not obliged to answer the questions but the more information you supply the more effectively we can monitor our equal opportunity practices. Completion of all questions is voluntary and failure to answer any question(s) will not affect your application in any way.
The information you supply will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by any member of the selection panel responsible for the appointment. The questionnaire will be detached from your CV and cover letter, stored anonymously and used purely to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.
Global Witness wants to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites.
The planet and its residents face a crisis: the climate is being destroyed, and civic freedoms are deteriorating. Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments, and big corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.
For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. Global Witness strives for cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion as only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better and more just future.
About the role
As our Executive Office Coordinator, you will support the Executive Office in running an efficient and professional service by providing excellent administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer, Leadership team and the Global Witness Boards.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with people in different teams across the organisation and our Board members externally as you will be providing proactive input and coordination across a variety of meetings and projects. We will also be looking to you to identify and tell us how we can streamline the Executive Office administration processes and maximise technology so that we are as effective as we can be.
You’ll be an experienced administrator who is comfortable providing a professional and high quality administrative and secretarial service to senior stakeholders.
Your success in the role will come from your brilliant organisational skills and your experience in juggling multiple priorities, prioritising tasks and responding to last minute requests.
We pride ourselves on our team ethos, so you’ll be a team player and happy to lend support when needed, but you’ll also be confident working independently.
Working for us
We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave (exc. Bank Holidays), private medical insurance, pension and a broad range of family friendly and policies to support your work life balance.
This role is based in London and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We are currently trialling a new hybrid working model for 2022 that requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of their time, but this may change in the future.
Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.
Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role with Executive Office Coordinator in the subject heading by midnight BST 2 September 2022.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for two experienced Events and Courses Executives (Events Coordinator) to join our Learning team. This is a great opportunity for a talented and organised events professional to join a charity that focusses on supporting doctors to deliver medical imaging and cancer services.
The Events and Courses Executive role sits within the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Learning team which delivers approximately 50 educational and learning activities per year, including webinars, courses and conferences. The role is highly collaborative, working with colleagues across the RCR as well as our Learning Committees and faculty, comprised of clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists.
What you’ll do:
- You'll use your skills and experience to support the RCR Learning team by planning, delivering, and iterating a programme of high-quality educational events, digital learning resources and courses that will take place in person, online and in a hybrid setting.
- You'll work alongside two Learning Executives and the wider team to deliver activities on time and on budget, with an enthusiasm for seeking ways to improve RCR members and Fellows' experience of our educational and learning activities.
- You'll also provide administrative support to aid the smooth running of our RCR Learning Committees.
What you’ll need:
- Experience working in event management across in person, online and hybrid formats
- Experience of budget creation
- Experience providing high quality customer service
- Proficient user of Microsoft packages
- Good interpersonal skills
If you are looking for an exciting and impactful role that supports doctors' learning and development, find out more in the Events and Courses Executive candidate pack.
Why join us?
Make a difference to the lives of Doctors and the specialities they work in every day!
Hybrid working (60% working week can be done remotely)
Modern working environment
Equipment provided to work from home
Generous annual leave allowance
Excellent pension scheme
Interest free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Job Title: Co-Production and Engagement Coordinator
Grade: NJC SCP 20–26, currently £29,630 - £34,090 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting
Hours: 35 hours per week (some out of hours and evening work may be required depending on demands for the service, hybrid working available)
Accountable to: Operations Director – Mental Health Support Services
Supervised by: Service Manager – Mental Health Services
Contract Term: Currently until August 2024
Location: Open House, Tower Hamlets
We are a local Mind Organisation, operating across Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge and Havering. With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lifetime, we have a vision of a society where people with mental health and emotional needs are accepted and included without fear of stigma and discrimination. We work towards a society where our clients’ needs, and ambitions are supported and where people with mental health and emotional needs are free from stigma and discrimination. We believe that everyone has the right to access comprehensive services which enables them to reach their full potential and to work towards their recovery.
We work with communities from diverse backgrounds and continually invest in building an inclusive organisational culture with diverse leaders through active Listening, Learning and Leading. We value diversity as a strength and our staff teams are from a variety of backgrounds which helps us to deliver services which are culturally aware and responsive to the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Over the last 18 months we have explored racism and the impact that this has had on the lives of our clients and staff. This has resulted in the development of our strategic objective towards becoming an anti-racist organisation (ARO).
We are looking to recruit an experienced, creative, and passionate person who will embed Co-Production across our services. This person will be responsible for the development and delivery of our engagement and co-production work, ensuring equality and diversity in access and representation.
The Co-Production and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Developing Co-Production, engagement, and involvement work across the organisation.
- Facilitating Co-Production hubs locally across the borough that are accessible to clients and the local community
- Working with staff across all services to provide appropriate interventions to ensure individuals are appropriately supported to the right service and support at the right time.
- Creating new and innovate ways for clients to Get Active and contribute to the development and delivery of our services in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge.
- Conducting one to ones with staff, peer leaders and other stakeholders to connect and collaborate and to identify and develop potential leaders from within our services and the local community.
- Working with the Service Manager to co-ordinate staff and oversee day to day delivery of services, participating as necessary to ensure a high-quality delivery of services.
- Carrying out line management duties for staff and volunteers. This includes monthly supervision, appraisals and probationary reviews in accordance with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham’s policies and procedures .
The ideal candidate will have:
- To have attained a minimum Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
- Demonstrable experience of community development within multi-cultural communities
- Demonstrable and substantial experience of working in mental health services
- Working knowledge of the principles of Co-Production, involvement, and peer work within mental health services
- Experience of working with and supporting the development of Peer volunteers
- Experience of managing and setting up events, activities, and training.
- Significant experience of managing staff and volunteers
There are opportunities for training and benefits including a company pension, 30 days’ annual leave pro-rated, a comprehensive training programme, access to the Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) and Death-In-Service benefits.
This post is subject to an Right to Work Checks and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Applications are strongly welcomed from all sections of the community.
Application Deadline: 9am, Thursday 25th August 2022
Interviews: 31st August and 1st September 2022
We have an exciting opportunity for an Adventure Experience Coordinator to join our team based in London. We will offer you a competitive salary of £23,090 per annum. This is a live-in role and include accommodation.
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.
The Adventure Experience Coordinator Role:
This is a very exciting year to join our team as it’s a year of development, new beginnings, and a chance to bring back the great outdoors to our young people by providing great adventures on our site.
This role is a great chance to come and experience how important teaching in the outdoors is to young people and how a visit with us can make a difference in their lives.
Key responsibilities as our Adventure Experience Coordinator:
- Coordinating the creation and logistics of group programmes and staff timetables to provide a seamless experience for guests
- Being the main point of contact with our customer service bookings team, liasing with them to ensure all incoming bookings are scheduled correctly and staff rotas match
- Ensuring all due diligence checks and administrative paperwork is kept up to date for use of anyone visiting our site to ensure the safety and quality of the programme for our guests
- Assisting with the management of contractors, volunteers and other staff, providing line management for a team of volunteers
- Coordinating the use of service team volunteers, including overseeing their induction and deployment
- Delivering relevant training to the internal team in areas of specialty
- Ensure that the instructing team receive comprehensive, correct and up to date information about visiting groups and guests
- Providing an ‘on call’ service during out of hours times for guests on centre, including support with first aid and safeguarding
What we are looking for in our Adventure Experience Coordinator:
- Ability to build personable and effective relationships with customers, staff and all volunteers
- A methodical approach to work and the ability to coordinate multiple customers and suppliers
- Competent IT skills especially in Microsoft office applications, and use of cloud based business systems (booking systems, Teams etc.)
- Understanding of working within an operational outdoor education environment, preferably with experience of working at a residential adventure or hospitality setting
- Experience of working with guests or customers to build a programme, timetable or similar bespoke product that meets their needs
What we can offer you as our Adventure Experience Coordinator:
- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 32 days after 5 years’ service
- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
- Life Assurance
- Simply Health Scheme
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Free car parking
We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
- Up to four personal days paid leave a year
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Childcare Vouchers
- Flexible working hours
- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
- Study and volunteer leave
Closing date: Sun, 18 September 2022 at 23:59
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Strictly no agencies.
We are recruiting an important addition to our team - a Volunteer Co-Ordinator who has a passion to build our volunteering programme. We already benefit from the contribution of amazing volunteers, and we want to build on this success, making our volunteer programme bigger, better and achieve a higher impact than before.
If you think you have the knowledge of volunteering to help us to achieve this goal, and you have the experience of unlocking people’s potential to make volunteering a viable development pathway for our community and broader, this could be the perfect role for you.
You will take personal responsibility for the recruitment, training (accredited and non-accredited), development and retention of volunteers to enable us to increase our capacity to deliver services to local residents, build a positive and developmental experience for volunteers and staff, and evaluate the impact of volunteering on the charity, the volunteers and the broader community.
You will also be involved in designing and developing robust policies and managing the day-to-day activities of a volunteer training and development programme.
The role will be delivered within our offices with some remote working expected.
Please note that this position is subject to availability of funding. The initial appointment will be for six months with a view to an extension subject to funding.
Applicants demonstrating suitability for the role may be asked to provide further information regarding their experience.
About the Youth Investment Fund
The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) is a £368 million fund created by the UK government to create, expand and improve youth facilities and services in England to drive positive outcomes for young people.
YIF is being delivered by a partnership between Social Investment Business, The Key Fund, National Youth Agency and Resonance.
Together, we aim to deliver grants for up to 300 facilities in selected eligible areas across England by 2025 that represent positive value for money, are environmentally sustainable and enable positive activities for young people aged 11–18 (up to 25 for young people with SEND).
This funding will drive value-for-money facilities that youth organisations can afford to sustain. Using innovative construction techniques, as well as supporting redevelopment projects that expand youth service provision, the YIF will achieve savings on facility running costs, so that resources can focus on activities that enrich young people’s lives.
It will support projects to level up youth provision, assessing and distributing grants so that local youth facilities and services can be the best they can be. Please visit the Youth Investment Fund website.
About this role:
This role will be employed by Social Investment Business (SIB) on a fixed term contract until March 2025.
Hybrid – Remote based with some mandatory travel to London (approx. 8 times per year).
For over two decades, Social Investment Business has provided finance and support to charities and social enterprises. We empower these organisations to do what they do best - serve the communities they operate within.
Find out more about what we do by visiting our website.
Our values are: People First, Curious, Bold, Collaborative, Accountable
For further information on our values and our generous benefits please visit our website.
Reporting to our Head of Youth Investment Fund (HYIF) this role plays an important part in supporting and coordinating Governance and Business Support activities across various internal and external partner teams, Boards and Committees.
- To actively engage with the internal Relationship Management team and external partner teams to ensure papers are produced to pre-determined quality standards and deadlines.
- Produce papers for meetings including but not limited to monthly Assessment Panels, Quarterly Grant Committees and Programme Boards.
- To administrate and coordinate all YIF meetings including:
- timetabling and meeting planning ensuring diary availability and quorate attendance by panel and committee members
- ensuring all reports from all internal and external partners are received within the pre-determined deadlines to the required quality standards
- publishing meeting packs on Board Intelligence software
- attending meetings and taking accurate minutes ensuring discussions, decisions made, ownerships and deadlines for completion are properly documented.
- preparing follow up action tables from meetings with ownerships and deadlines
- ensuring follow up action is completed by relevant team members
- To work with HYIF and Governance Team to feed into the main Joint Board and ensure all minutes, resolutions and approvals are saved on Board Intelligence.
- Coordinate key reports and dashboards from relevant teams for all YIF meetings to ensure these are received and circulated on time.
- To support the HYIF by actively seeking and collating information and updates from all teams and people across the organisation working on YIF and produce reports where necessary.
- Work within the organisation's processes and procedures required to contribute to the effectiveness of overall Governance within SIB.
- To work within the organisation's values, principles and processes to achieve operational excellence.
- To adopt our continuous improvement and learning ethos.
- To support and embed equality, diversity and inclusion into day-to-day behaviours and activities within your role as well as contributing more widely across SIB’s commitment to E, D & I.
- To support and contribute to the implementation and delivery of SIB’s strategy.
- In agreement with manager to undertake other tasks and work on cross team projects that support the objectives of SIB as required.
- Commitment to quality, equality, diversity, inclusion and customers.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Team player with the ability to work independently.
- Excellent IT skills including MS Office Suite, confident working with bespoke software (SalesForce).
- Demonstrable evidence of supporting teams and cross-team working.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Well organised with attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritise, multi task and work flexibly.
- Understanding of Governance and administration for Board and Committees.
- Ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically with people from all levels.
- Good knowledge of the voluntary and community sector, local and central government and the statutory sector as a whole.
This vacancy is full-time and open ended.
Students’ Union UCL is an inspiring organisation that is committed to providing a fantastic experience to the 48,000 students at UCL. We aim to give our students a transformative experience whilst studying at the University, supporting them to navigate the challenges of university life and empowering them to be exceptional leaders in their future lives and careers.
We are currently experiencing a period of rapid growth and renewal. We have an exciting new vision to become one of the best student organisations in the world. As a charity we employ over 80 full-time staff and deliver a wide range of services and representative functions for students.
The Representation & Democracy Coordinator will support and deliver strategies to attract and empower student leaders to ensure that they have the best opportunity to influence decision-makers and the world around them. You will coordinate support to ensure we have democratic structures which are efficient, integral and relevant to our membership. We have one of the largest student representation networks with over 2000 reps working each day to make more happen for students at UCL. You’ll be pivotal in supporting and empowering our network of passionate and committed student leaders. No two days will be same, and you'll be an essential part of what we can achieve for our members in the future.
You’ll work closely with student leaders to ensure that the interests of students are considered in all decisions that affects their lives. As part of the team, you’ll work in partnership with the institution to develop a strong and pervasive culture of student leadership across UCL, enabling students to feel a key and integral part of our university community as full partners in the future of UCL.
The successful applicant will be passionate about supporting and developing volunteers to ensure that we truly represent the diversity of our membership. You’ll be organised and resourceful, able to operate in a fast paced and changing environment. You’ll be empathetic to students and have an empowering, inclusive and supporting approach to managing volunteers. You’ll have a strong commitment to working in a student-driven and democratic organisation.
Rainbow Sisters Coordinator
Women for Refugee Women
c£30,000 pro rata
Part-time (3 days per week)
Permanent role (hybrid working model)
Closing date: ASAP
Women for Refugee Women (WRW) is a dynamic charity that was founded in 2007 to support and champion women who have sought asylum in the UK. Women for Refugee Women operates in a challenging area. We work alongside women who have lived through extreme trauma, and are trying to create change at a time when the political environment is increasingly resistant, but we are always eager to move forwards and to find ways to support one another, and the women in the network, to build a fairer world for women who have sought safety. We have an overarching vision that women who seek asylum in the UK should be able to live safely and with freedom to make their own choices.
WRW is an organisation committed to challenging the injustices experienced by women who have sought asylum in the UK. Our vision is that women who seek asylum should be able to live in safety, dignity and liberty.
The Rainbow Sisters are a group of LGBT+ women who are part of our London Grassroots Network. The group was founded 6 years ago. They meet weekly to learn from and support each other and they are also an integral part of the organisation and partake in various activities.
Reporting to the Head of Grassroots (Programmes) you will be responsible for facilitating the Rainbow Sisters (RS) peer support group, including outreach, preparation & session facilitation and reporting, organising events and session speakers, in addition to building partnerships with other organisations that support LGBT groups in London. You will also work closely with the rest of the team to ensure the inclusion of LGBT members across the whole of WRW’s grassroots network, including tackling homophobia and increasing understanding/raising awareness of LGBT issues and rights within the wider grassroots network.
The successful candidate is likely to bring experience of carrying out a similar role and working with vulnerable and/ or marginalised communities, such as the LGBT+ community, refugees and people seeking asylum and/or survivors of gender-based violence. You will also possess good interpersonal and team working skills, and be used to communicating with people from a range of backgrounds and be sensitive to different cultural backgrounds and varying English language skills.
Ideally you will have lived experience of being LGBT+ and /or a transgender woman seeking asylum. You may have knowledge of services and support available to asylum-seekers, people on low income and survivors of gender-based violence in London and an understanding of the asylum process in the UK.
Ultimately if you share our commitment to the values and vision of WRW - to social justice, feminism, and anti-racism, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Schools Engagement Coordinator
Purpose of role: This key post is part of the Schools Engagement Team with responsibility for working closely with primary school and secondary school teachers and leaders to support them with running activities involving a diverse range of volunteers from the world of work. The role is rewarding and varied and will include supporting delivery of funded projects aimed at these audiences and general administrative support.
Reports to: Head of School Programmes
Location: We have a central London office but are open to flexibility on location / hybrid working with occassional visits to the London office.
Remuneration: £22k - £25k depending on experience
Additional Terms: Excellent package including 30 days paid holiday, exclusive of Statutory Holiday; competitive pension scheme; a staff volunteering allowance of up to 5 days; additional family friendly benefits including enhancements to Statutory Payments; and training and development opportunities.
Appointment Terms: Permanent role
bout Education and Employers/ Inspiring the Future / Primary Futures
Education and Employers is a UK-based charity launched in 2009 which aims to “provide young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential”. The charity believes that every young person in our country, wherever they live, whatever their parents or carers’ circumstances, should have the opportunity to meet a diverse range of volunteers and hear first-hand about jobs and the world of work.
Underpinning the charity’s work are our values: Inspiring, Inclusive, Innovative, Impactful, Integrity
The charity runs the programme Inspiring the Future, for secondary schools and colleges, and Primary Futures for primary schools, connecting schools to volunteers from the world of work for both in-person and virtual activities. Both programmes are internationally recognised working with a range of partners from central and local government to FTSE 100 companies and entrepreneurs. They have been featured on ITV, BBC and the World Economic Forum.
Main Objective: The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with school staff in promoting and empowering schools to utilise Primary Futures and Inspiring the Future alongside delivering virtual activities for schools. These programmes are an online system connecting schools to an enormous range of fascinating volunteers from the world of work for virtual or in person activities to raise aspirations, provide insight into jobs, tackle stereotypes and demonstrate how learning at school in the present links to opportunities in the future.
This is a dynamic role for someone looking to gain a breadth of experience in the charity sector and keen to learn about the education sector and career-related learning, social mobility and volunteer engagement. This role will be split between supporting the general self-service programme for schools nationally in an administrative capacity (c. 60%) and delivering activity to a case load of schools across parts of the country (c.40%). There is opportunity to interface directly with children and young people through facilitating virtual interactive activities with volunteers.
We are looking for someone passionate about motivating and inspiring children who relishes working with a range of stakeholders to create impactful activities. Education and Employers is a small charity working at a rapid pace to bring about change and the ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong communication skills, able to work collaboratively with a small team to achieve big results.
Our charity aims to tackle the ingrained stereotypical views that children often have about the jobs people do based on their gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background. As such we are keen to ensure our own workforce is diverse and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for jobs with us.
Key responsibilities including:
c. 60% enquiries management and administrative support across the programme team to support teachers to independently use Primary Futures and Inspiring the Future by:
- Managing the enquiries inbox and switchboard phone number, responding to enquiries from schools and volunteers about the charity’s work and programmes and how to sign up
Providing targeted support to schools such as phone calls to secondary schools and colleges independently utilising the programmes using a RAG (red, amber, green) system to convert them to successful activities
Providing administrative support across the volunteer and school engagement teams, including record-keeping, data entry, meeting minute-taking, scheduling, event coordination, etc
Monitoring new registrations from schools and sending welcome emails, keeping this up-to-date with the latest opportunities and messaging for schools
Use Salesforce CRM to support with data management, assisting with maintaining up to date records and supporting data cleansing as needed
Other ad-hoc administrative tasks as needed
c. 40% facilitated support to a case load of schools, including for the successful delivery of various funded projects in geographic target areas of the country such as London, Cornwall and Derby by:
Managing relationships with a case load of primary schools in different areas of the country to host planning calls, deliver sessions, gather evaluation data and ensure a legacy of independent use of Primary Futures beyond the project.
Setting up virtual and face-to-face activities including school liaison, securing volunteers, test calls, setting up on the Primary Futures system and hosting on tech platforms (Zoom, MS Teams, Google Classrooms, etc)
Facilitating virtual activities to primary school children to link with volunteers, hosting sessions online to ensure an interactive and engaging experience for children and volunteers, following a Q&A or job guessing-game format.
Supporting and co-hosting sessions to teachers including CPDs, staff meetings and info webinars to promote Primary Futures, deepen engagement and demonstrate independent usage
In collaboration with rest of team, identifying need for and developing new resources and guidance to support greater school engagement.
In collaboration with rest of team, develop and implement new processes and system improvements, to support increased school engagement.
Skills/ Knowledge/ Expertise
Experience in successful relationship management – ability to engage confidently and sensitively with schools/colleges and at a range of levels of seniority up to and including headteacher level
Outstanding customer service and telephone manner, including handling large volumes of email enquiries and dealing with difficult situations politely and assertively
Strong organisational and administrative skills including close attention to detail and effective time management
Persuasive and confident communicator who is influential, and effective in presenting a concept both in person and on the phone.
Good level of education, demonstrating capability in producing written content to a high standard.
Comfort and confidence in working with data to inform actions
Demonstrable experience of managing a diverse workload; being able to prioritise work and working under pressure.
Good working knowledge and practical application of Microsoft Office tools
Passion for supporting young people in realising their potential through harnessing skilled volunteers to engage in education
Experience in virtual facilitation with children and young people
Experience of project management and delivery
Experience of client relationships management (CRM) databases, in particular Salesforce
Experience of marketing to schools
Experience of working with or within a primary school setting
Experience of working in a small team
Experience of working with volunteers
Understanding of safeguarding, risk management and data protection
Uphold our charity’s values - Inspiring, Inclusive, Innovative, Impactful, Integrity
Flexible – responsive to changing operational context and new opportunities
Team Player: working collaboratively and flexibly to achieve outcomes and is keen to add value to the organisation’s culture and ethos
Able to undertake some occasional work in the evenings and at weekends
Able to travel in the UK if required
The Education and Employers charity values having a diverse workforce. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. We offer a range of inclusive employment and family friendly policies as well as flexible working arrangements in order to support staff from different backgrounds.
The closing date for applications is 9pm on Sunday 28th August. Interviews will take place online in the week beginning 5th September
Please note we will only consider applications :-
- with both a CV and covering letter
- from those with the right to work in the UK with a valid passport/visa.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered under any circumstances.
The Charity is fully committed to safeguarding those in our care. We plan our recruitment processes to ensure effective timelines for any required vetting processes such as enhanced DBS, qualification, reference and identity checks. The Charity also ensures that each staff member is appropriately trained for their duties with a comprehensive induction process on commencement.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.