Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis Skylight Brent, based in Harlesden, provides housing, education, employment, volunteering, wellbeing and mental health services that help people leave homelessness. An important part of our work is also influencing the local provision of services for homeless people, and the new Volunteer Coordinator will support member volunteering activities linked to that.
About the role
As Volunteer Co-ordinator, you will be part of Skylight team recruiting volunteers to support the delivery of the Skylight service and supporting our members to access volunteering opportunities as they strive to end their homelessness. The main responsibilities include; the efficient running of all volunteer activities, developing member volunteering activities linked with our local and national influencing and campaigning, and working with the National Volunteering Manager in the implementation of the Crisis Volunteering Strategy.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of volunteer management best practice, including developing and supporting a wide range of volunteering opportunities and an understanding of volunteers’ motivations and the benefits they bring to Crisis. You will also have experience of working with socially excluded groups and individuals including supporting them to participate in user involvement initiatives and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how volunteering can bring about positive change.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please visit our website to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the 'Vacancy Details' button.
If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team, contact details can be found on our website.
Closing date: Sunday 20 October 2019 (11.59pm)
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.
For more information about our work and to see our work in action, please visit our website.
Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094
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