High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
£19,000 per annum
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Coeliac UK currently has an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Manager to join them based in High Wycombe and from home. You will join us on a permanent, part-time basis working 3 days (21hrs) per week (there will be UK wide travel and evening and weekend work may be required). In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,000 per annum + 22 days holiday a year including bank holidays

The Volunteer Manager role:

Your role will have specific responsibility for developing and coordinating the charity’s relationship with its volunteers. Through best practice insights and innovation, you will deliver an effective and supportive volunteer experience through which volunteers are recruited, trained, managed and recognised. Working alongside relevant teams, you will aim to increase the reach, scope and impact of volunteer opportunities across the UK, ensuring they support the charity’s vision, aims and strategy.

Key responsibilities of the Volunteer Manager:

- Lead on the development, implementation and evaluation of the charity’s volunteer proposition, providing data and written reports for internal and external reporting as required

- Develop and co-ordinate the charity’s relationship with volunteers embedding best practice coordination, training, motivation, recruitment and safeguarding

- Maintain the governance of the local groups in accordance with the Local Group’s Constitution and Finance Policy

- Ensure recruitment, training and recognition processes are fair, transparent and reflect best practice

- Help internal stakeholders to understand the role of volunteers, the contribution they can make and to gain a high level of knowledge and understanding of volunteering policy and practice issues

- Work with teams to generate opportunities and role descriptions based on current operational and programme aspirations

- Plan and host knowledge sharing and social sessions for volunteers

- Attend volunteer fairs and community events and organise recruitment workshops and talks

- Lead on the development and delivery of Volunteers’ Week in England

- Explore the opportunities for increased sponsorship and grants for volunteering events, activities and campaigns.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required for the Volunteer Manager:

- Knowledge of current trends, policies, resources and information related to volunteer management at a national, regional and local level

- Proven experience of initiating and managing complex volunteer projects, on time and to budget

- Able to effectively influence, inspire and motivate volunteers

- Experience in managing and developing staff

- Excellent written, communication and presentational skills

- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people

- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks, independently and as part of a team

- Proficient computer and digital skills with experience using databases, websites and other communication platforms

- Knowledge of Volunteer Management Systems

- Experience of managing a network of volunteers, including local support groups

- Experience of virtual and face to face event management

If you would like to be considered as our Volunteer Manager, please apply now with your CV and cover letter. We’d love to hear from you!

Refreshed on: 11 April 2021
Closed date: 11 May 2021
Tags: Volunteer Management