Citizens Advice
England, United Kingdom
Wales, United Kingdom
£22,999 + London weighting if applicable
Permanent, Part-time, 21.75
Job description

Flexible within England & Wales

Department: Volunteering

Interview date: w/c 13 December 2021

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? The people that turn to Citizens Advice need help overcoming an obstacle in their lives – from debt to evictions to trouble at work – and you can be key to them getting the support they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We are a member of the race equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network and are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non binary candidates.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

At Citizens Advice, we involve over 20,000 volunteers including 17,000 who are invaluable to delivering our advice service and 2,200 in the Witness Service. They have helped over 2.4 million people face to face, over the phone, by email and chat in 2020 to 2021.

We’re looking for a Volunteer Development Officer to support the delivery and development of high quality volunteering across our organisation. You will champion and support volunteering in Citizens Advice and influence the position and profile of volunteering across the service. You’ll work closely with the Head of Volunteering to support the delivery of the new volunteering strategy, ensuring that stakeholders from across the organisation are engaged in its development. You’ll provide operational volunteer management direction and support and maintain high standards in volunteering through the provision of guidance, tools, information and training.

Apply if:

  • What we’re doing here at Citizens Advice excites you!
  • You have strong experience of supporting good practice in volunteer management, including an up to date understanding of how to make volunteering accessible and inclusive. 
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and co-creating solutions.
  • You are passionate about volunteering and the positive impact it can have. 

To find out what the full role will entail and what you will be doing click below for the role profile and person specification.

Our commitment to flexible working extends to where we work. As Covid restrictions ease, Citizens Advice are moving towards a permanent mix of office and home based working which will give much more choice to staff, while still maintaining the best of collaborative working.

The National Citizens Advice Operates from offices in England and Wales, with 4 regional offices based in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Leeds, therefore all successful applicants must be based within England or Wales.

Please note, in the event of a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the application early. 

This vacancy closes at 23.59 on the closing date. 

Refreshed on: 30 November 2021
Closed date: 05 December 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Volunteer Management