£33000 - £36000 per annum
Job description


Salary: £33 - 36,000 Depending on experience

Contract Length: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment Opportunity
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, core hours 10:00 - 16:00

Direct Reports: 2

Location: Homebased
Closing date: Sunday 30th of January 2022 11:59

Interviews: Monday 7th February 2022

Application Method: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we are using Anonymous CVs through our recruitment portal. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the 'Work History' section of the application form and that you have answered the application questions. You will be asked to upload a CV, but we will not be using this as part of the shortlisting process, and it will therefore not be reviewed.

We would like you to submit a covering letter online in the text box provided. Please include your motivations for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience are a good match.

Are you passionate about volunteering? Do you have experience working in engagement and recognition?

We're looking for an experienced manager, with excellent project and stakeholder management skills to join our volunteering team as Engagement Manager

What will I be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage a portfolio of volunteer engagement and recognition throughout the organisation. You will use insight both internally and externally to understand our volunteers needs and seek opportunities to improve their experience. There are various projects that you will be involved in, with a focus being our annual Flame of Hope Awards which recognises and celebrates the contribution of our volunteers, where you will lead on the strategy and project management of the campaign.

You will support volunteer managers across the organisation ensuring delivery of high quality, and consistent volunteer management and recognition of our volunteer base

Full job description (please contact us if you would like this in an accessible format):

Make an impact every day by:

  • Driving and delivering the Volunteering Strategy, acting as an internal expert and consultant

  • Line managing direct reports, motivating, coaching and developing them to achieve both team and personal objectives

  • Building relationships with stakeholders across the organisation to support teams with volunteer management, volunteer recognition and volunteer retention

  • Identifying and act on opportunities to improve volunteer management practices across the organisation

  • Delivering the volunteer recognition strategy, including the Flame of Hope Awards, recognition resources and external initiatives to maximise the value of volunteering with Cancer Research UK

  • Identifying opportunities for volunteer stories to increase awareness and recognition of volunteering with Cancer Research UK

  • Owning the strategy around Cancer Research UKs approach to external volunteering campaigns (e.g., Volunteers' Week)

What skills are you looking for?

You'll be able to bring to the role:

  • Ability to motivate and line manage, people and teams

  • Experience of delivering and managing complex relationships and projects

  • Knowledge of and passion for volunteering and the charity sector

  • Experience of volunteer management within an organisation (or a similar audience i.e alumni or Patients)

  • Experience of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders and ability to engage and influence others, conveying complex ideas succinctly and persuasively

  • Strategic thinker with evidence of identifying and developing ideas and opportunities

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

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Posted on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 04 February 2022 at 16:34
Job ref: R020232
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management