Home-based
£21,000.00 - £22,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

If you're as passionate as we are in ensuring our volunteers and IOP Scotland team are effectively supported and recognised in “unlocking the future”, delivering activities in line with the IOP strategy, and promoting physics across their local communities and want to inspire others to help make it happen, then join us.

As a Nation Support Coordinator you will focus on supporting the IOP Scotland committee and staff to deliver a programme of events; providing consistent levels of administration and financial support in the development of any specific toolkits and ad-hoc projects. This will also include working with colleagues to promote events to IOP members and the public, including managing online content.

The role

This role supports the work of IOP Scotland. You will act as the main point of contact for IOP Scotland, supporting IOP Scotland’s staff, representative committee members, current and potential active members and volunteers. The role has responsibility to ensure that IOP Scotland Committee members have a worthwhile and consistent experience. Supporting activities led and delivered by our active members and IOP Scotland staff in line with the IOP strategic goals and campaign aims, ensuring effective administrative and logistical support, providing and sharing best practice to ensure the IOP recruits, inducts, manages and celebrates volunteering. This is a 6 month fixed term contract.

We want to ensure that volunteers are supported and enabled to use their skills, time and experience in a way that creates real impact and provides a positive and meaningful experience for them. And, that staff feel empowered to work alongside volunteers and benefit from the value that they bring.

The person

We are looking for people with a proven track record of and passion for supporting and coordinating volunteer led committees. You will have excellent administrative skills and be able to demonstrate great, diplomatic written and spoken communication skills. You will be able to build and maintain relationships of trust and respect across the physics community and beyond.

You will have understanding of the motivations and opportunities of working with volunteers. You will share good practice to and from your region, especially around volunteer led events and activities. Therefore, a good knowledge of event management and marketing tools for volunteers would be really helpful. You must be able to plan ahead and work on multiple projects at the same time to ensure a full programme of activities is delivered on time.

Why work with us

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy and facilitating our volunteer effort, providing effective support and recognition of our nation committee’s activities is central to its delivery. We are looking to recruit a superb volunteering administrator / coordinator professionals to join the team and help develop and support our IOP Scotland activities to their full potential.

The post will be based from home. Working with inspirational and passionate volunteers our team will help ensure that active members are valued and supported in their activities with the relevant autonomy, resources, and time that they need to do great work. This is an exciting time to join IOP.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. 

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Posted on: 23 September 2020
Closed date: 05 October 2020
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