£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The CRT are looking for an experienced, motivated and inspirational Volunteer Manager to join our team for the very first time. The ideal candidate will have been doing a similar role for a minimum of three years and will have demonstratable and relevant experience with regards to volunteer retention, recruitment, training and onboarding.

An excellent ‘all-rounder’ is required therefore who is also able to discuss conservation activities and how to deliver them.

Finally, we are looking for someone who is a team player and prepared to support anyone else at the CRT as required. This could be dropping all work and assisting with an urgent task if another member of the team is unavailable, or at capacity or helping out at an event when a lot of people are expected.

The Countryside Regeneration Trust (CRT) protects, promotes and regenerates our land and all life on it, to make everyone a Friend of the countryside. We are a UK charity, founded on the principles of a cohesive future for nature and humans. We saw the decline of wildlife and the damage that intensive farming had on the environment, and chose to be the force of change we wanted to see. 

Core Responsibilities

  • To be the link person between the CRT Trustees, the tenant farmers, the Monitoring Officers and Conservation Director and the volunteers
  • To implement a new Volunteer Programme, whilst giving existing CRT volunteers (and staff) confidence that they are valued
  • Have a thorough knowledge of national volunteering policies, regulations and best practice
  • To develop volunteer policies and procedures, ensuring they are up to date, reflect best practice and are communicated appropriately
  • To regularly travel to all CRT sites to identify volunteering opportunities, tasks and to ensure compliance with all policies. Ensure consistency to volunteering across all sites
  • To create an annual plan of volunteer tasks for all CRT properties, including seasonal tasks. Ensure the volunteers have the training and equipment to complete these tasks.
  • To work with the Marketing team to create engaging, effective and consistent volunteer communication and consultation mechanisms
  • At every property, proactively identify and promote future volunteering opportunities, and develop volunteer engagement initiatives to attract and retain a wide range of volunteers
  • Effective recruitment of volunteers across nine properties, including advising on potential volunteer opportunities, role profiles, advertising campaigns, suitable assessment methods and attending interviews/selection days (as appropriate), to widen volunteer participation and broaden activities
  • To ensure all recruitment administration of existing and new volunteers has been completed, ensuring compliance with relevant Data Protections and GDPR regulations.
  • To oversee the administration of volunteer travel and subsistence claims.
  • To effectively manage any volunteer issues which might arise
  • To provide Trustees with volunteering evaluation information, assessment and analysis in areas such as volunteer numbers, volunteer hours, impact, outputs, activities, skill development and training undertaken, as may be required for internal and external reporting
  • To work with Head of Development to identify funding opportunities and to develop fundraising proposals
  • To create, develop and implement volunteer recognition initiatives
  • To provide training for staff and tenant farmers on working with volunteers
  • Frequent user of the CRM database (ThankQ) to record volunteer activities
  • Helping at events as required

This role is a full-time (37.5 hour) role with a salary of £30,000 per annum (negotiable dependant on experience). This role is a hybrid role with at least 2 days a week visiting CRT properties and full-time hours of 9am-5pm are expected. 

Regular travel is to be expected to all CRT Properties. Mileage will be covered to these sites but a full driving licence and access to a car will be required as most are very rural and not on public transport routes. We are looking at fleet cars for specific staff - this role necessitates an SUV hybrid car.

This is a permanent position, although subject to a 6-month probationary review.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter of approximately two pages, outlining how your background, skills, qualifications and experience make you the perfect candidate for this position.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview and should be expected to do an exercise first to prove their abilities. 

Closing date for applications is: 13 June 2022. 

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Refreshed on: 28 May 2022
Closed date: 12 June 2022 at 22:00
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