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Volunteer Coordinator

Sheffield City Centre, South Yorkshire (On-site)
£31,364 - £33,945 per year
Part-time (3 days - 0.6 FTE)
Job description


This role is an exciting opportunity to positively impact the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield.  It is a post which we are looking to fill with an organised, empathetic and proactive individual.  In the post you will have the opportunity to develop and manage the City of Sanctuary Sheffield volunteer team.  You will be a vital part of the running of City of Sanctuary Sheffield - ensuring that the volunteer team is inclusive, cohesive and well trained and that it supports all the incredible work that City of Sanctuary Sheffield do. Crucially, you will ensure that people seeking sanctuary remain at the heart of the volunteer team – guiding our work, contributing to the team, and growing in themselves. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment and Induction 

  • Volunteer recruitment – Conduct advertising and recruitment to ensure that there are enough people applying to volunteer at CoSS; ensuring people seeking sanctuary are aware of the opportunities available and able to access them. 

  • Inductions – Lead and further develop inductions for new volunteers ensuring that these sessions are well attended and are accessible to volunteers from all backgrounds. 

  • Initial support - Support new volunteers to start volunteering at CoSS and facilitate an initial probation period during which more support is available to each volunteer. 

  • Administration - Work with the CoSS Administrator to conduct required administration associated with inducting new volunteers and running the volunteer team. 

 Volunteer Training and Progression  

  • Volunteer Training – Deliver a wide range of training for the volunteer team that covers key essential areas alongside other training needs that may arise. 

  • Training for people seeking sanctuary – Provide additional support to people seeking sanctuary to access a wide range of training and development opportunities. 

  • Volunteer Reviews - Conduct regular volunteer reviews and meetings to gather feedback and to celebrate the work of the team.  

Volunteer Socials and Personal Support  

  • Volunteer Wellbeing - Support the wellbeing of volunteers and provide spaces for them to share and work through the challenges faced. 

  • Volunteer Socials - Organise volunteer socials throughout the year. 

  • Code of Conduct - Ensure all volunteers adhere to the CoSS code of conduct and manage issues that arise using CoSS's established policies and procedures. 

The Sanctuary 

  • Work alongside the rest of the CoSS team, to ensure the smooth-running of The Sanctuary, our unique welcome centre for people seeking sanctuary. 

Additional duties and Line Management 

  • The context of our work is constantly changing.  Additional duties that reflect the changing needs of the organisation may be required including possible line management of other staff members. 

Personal Specification

This can be found in the attachments linked to the job advert.

To Apply 

To apply, please send the following to our vacancies email address: 

1. A covering letter (no more than 2 pages long).  In this letter:    

  • Say why you are applying for the job.   

  • Tell us how you meet the job requirements detailed in the person specification. Give practical examples of what you have done that meets the requirements.    

2. A brief summary of the work and volunteering you have done or a short CV.   

3. Name, phone number, and email addresses of two references, at least one of whom can comment on recent work or volunteer experience.   

Free preparation sessions will be run by the New Beginnings team at Voluntary Action Sheffield.  This will be open to anyone applying for the role to learn a bit more about the job and get support with their application.  These sessions will run on Thursday 11th July and Thursday 18th July at 4pm at The Quaker Meeting House.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 21st July. 

Longlist Interview will be held W/C 29th July 

Shortlist Interviews, should they be needed, will be held W/C 5th August 

Application resources
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City of Sanctuary Sheffield View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Refreshed on: 06 July 2024
Closing date: 21 July 2024 at 17:00
Job ref: Volunteer Coordinator
Tags: Training / Learning, Project Management, Advocacy, Volunteering Management

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