£35,000 - £39,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Volunteering Services Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Full time: 34.5 hours

Location: Home-based 
Salary Range: £35,000-£39,000 

Would you like to join a sector-leading volunteering team delivering impactful services for people living with cancer across the UK? Why do we ask?  Because one in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime and through our UK-wide team of volunteers, it’s our aim to be there for each and every one of them.

We are looking to our existing team of Volunteering Services Managers, with this role covering the London and South East region. The Volunteering Services team provide support to 2,500+ People Living with Cancer on an annual basis, both in person and via telephone.  

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Volunteering Services Manager, this role will be directly responsible for managing a team of staff and volunteers who deliver practical and emotional support for people living with cancer.

You will build a committed, empowered and successful team of Volunteering Services Coordinators, through inspirational and strong leadership and management, effective selection, development, talent and performance management, and role-modelling Macmillan’s corporate behaviour framework.

You will work with colleagues across the Volunteering Division, local partner organisations and people affected by cancer to scope and set up new opportunities to provide volunteering services, in line with the volunteering services operational plan.

About you

We are looking for someone with relevant direct experience of managing volunteer involving staff and supporting a team of volunteers. You will have knowledge and understanding both issues experienced by people living with and affected by cancer and a proven track record of delivering impactful services. A self-motivated team player, you will also be expected to have:

  • Experience of identifying need and developing and delivering new volunteer led services to a vulnerable client group
  • Experience of facilitation and presentation tools and techniques
  • Experience of working in the health and social care, statutory or voluntary sector

You will have sound planning and organisational skills and able to work to deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.  In addition to the above you will have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as experience of dealing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success. 

We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you.

We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.

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Refreshed on: 19 September 2021
Closed date: 23 September 2021
Job ref: 8686
Tags: Volunteer Management, Vocational/Services