London, Greater London
£27,014.00 - £29,714 pro rata
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Education Volunteer Programmes Assistant

Starting Salary:  £27,014 - £28,093 per annum pro rata for 14 hours a week.

Contract: 2 years fixed term

Position Description

Job Profile

This post is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the Schools Volunteer Programme* and the Young Leadership Programme** 

The post holder works within the Education Section and works closely with CAFOD’s network of regionally based staff who recruit, manage and support volunteers at a local level. 


The post holder is line managed by and reports to the Schools Volunteer Programme Coordinator. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Support volunteers through regular and ad hoc communications including answering emails, telephone calls, e-newsletters and WhatsApp broadcasts
  • Uploading resources to the Volunteers Section of the CAFOD website and/or appropriate SharePoint site
  • Carrying out pre training logistics such as ensuring the relevant pre-course paperwork including reminders, agendas and risk assessments before each training day
  • Setting up and using Eventbrite pages to monitor bookings for training days
  • Update the CAFOD Supporter Database as appropriate with contact details for course participants and recording activity by Young Leaders
  • Coordinate the printing and distribution of volunteer resources before training sessions.
  • Maintain and replenish a stock of core materials and resources needed for volunteer training
  • Responding to individual requests for these resources 

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification. 

*Schools Volunteers work with children (4 – 11yrs) and with young people (11-18yrs) in a school environment. There are currently around 200 CAFOD Schools volunteers making approximately 1000 visits per academic year

** A programme for sixth form students, empowering them with the skills and knowledge to lead their school communities to engage with CAFOD’s work through raising awareness, fundraising and campaigning. 

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults  

CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect.  CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount.  Any candidate offered a job with CAFOD will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. This post involves responsibility for people who will have contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues.  If based in the UK the post holder is required to present or obtain a Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).  

Essential Criteria

 Understanding our context

  • Understanding Catholic identity: Understanding of the Catholic Education system and set up

Working together

  • Managing ourselves: A self-starter; willingly taking responsibility for getting the work done; Someone who recognizes what needs to be done and take action to deal with it; A person who makes suggestions to address problems or improve the way the work is done
  • Working with others: Works in a collaborative manner
  • Communicating: Ability to write and communicate clearly and succinctly

Making change happen

  • Managing resources: Ability to use information systems and processes ensuring work is completed and recorded efficiently
  • Achieving results: Ability to seek better processes and ways of working to achieve results 

Job-specific competencies

Job-specific competencies

  1. Excellent administration and organisational skills
  2. Competent user of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  3. Ability to work remotely from line manager (who will not be physically present every working day in the same office)
  4. Have a passion for global justice and raising awareness in others.
  5. Understanding of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Education System
  6. Willingness to travel occasionally within England and Wales  

Please click here for a full list of CAFOD’s Staff Benefits  

Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities. 

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection. 

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Refreshed on: 06 March 2020
Closed date: 15 March 2020
Job ref: EVPA
Tags: Admin, Fundraising