Salary: £36,000 + Competitive Benefits
Remote based: Post Covid-19 Travel across Wales will be required
About Volunteering Matters
Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity that brings people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues though the power of volunteering. We engage over 20,000 volunteers every year through more than 100 programmes across England, Scotland, and Wales.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and ensuring young people can change.
Our local knowledge and energy is used to make action and progress, build stronger communities, and create a better future for all.
Volunteering Matters, in conjunction with BAME Recruitment are seeking applicants for a newly created and critical role for a Partnerships Manager – Wales.
As the Partnerships Manager - Wales, you will play a significant role in developing our placed based business development strategy across Wales.
Our places and volunteers are crucial to us. They know their communities best. You will support our local Delivery teams in Wales to build new partnerships and grow our places. The role will also platform the voices of our volunteers to lead the development of our services. The role will be a key component of the UK Business Development Team.
Your core responsibilities will consist of developing and growing our place-based relationships for Volunteering Matters in Wales, helping to build a systematic relationship approach to income generation across the organisation. Influencing local relationships and systems through the power of volunteer and community voice, ensuring the voice of our volunteers and young people are always represented in our relationships.
You will have:
- A commitment to the values and mission of Volunteering Matters, especially platforming the voices of our volunteers and young people, as determinant to our work alongside and for communities.
- A pragmatism in understanding and working with the communities served by Volunteering Matters projects, and their respective local government and third sector services.
- An ability to influence local and national policy makers, by utilising the power of storytelling and advocating for the importance of youth voice, when lobbying for social change.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and a supporting statement. Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words), answering the following questions:
1.What attracts you to work for Volunteering Matters and this specific role?
2.From what you know about the opportunity what experience and skills would you bring that would enable you to be successful in this role?
3.Could you share your best example in your career where you took on the responsibility of decision making and used your initiative to implement a significant change?
Diversity & Inclusion:
Volunteering Matters welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills and attributes” section of this job description. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application.