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Volunteering Business Partner

Northampton, Northamptonshire (Hybrid)
£32,500 per annum, plus benefits
Job description

Join our team as a Volunteering Business Partner! You will play a pivotal role across all stages of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s volunteer journey, ensuring our amazing volunteers have a sector-leading experience.

Your role is all about supporting, developing, and implementing effective volunteer practices throughout the Association. You'll offer expert guidance and support to staff across the organisation, ensuring our volunteers are led and managed to the highest standards. You will work in partnership with staff and volunteers to develop plans to recruit new volunteers and ensure our existing volunteers can make a meaningful impact for people living with and affected by MND.

You’ll also be instrumental in enhancing the capability of our staff in volunteer leadership and management. Partnering with our People Development Team, you'll develop resources and learning opportunities to empower our team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Innovation and improvement are key aspects of this role. Engaging with volunteers, staff, and stakeholders, you'll identify areas of improvement, develop tools and approaches that enhance the experience for volunteers and the staff who lead them.

A key aspect of this role will be to spend time and engage with volunteers to understand challenges and collaborate to find solutions.

We’re always developing our volunteering offer, and this means managing change through our staff and volunteer teams. You’ll support staff and volunteers with the implementation of transformational projects.

If you're passionate about making a difference, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are ready to take on a role where every day brings new challenges and opportunities, then we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping a sector-leading volunteer experience which will positively impact people living with and affected by MND.

Hybrid Working Expectations: 1 day per week office attendance. Willingness to travel periodically to meet with volunteers and regional teams.

What are we looking for?

You will have knowledge and experience of the volunteering sector, volunteer leadership and management practices. You will excel in building and developing positive relationships, both with volunteers and staff, and possess a collaborative approach.

Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal. You will have the ability to engage effectively with diverse groups including volunteers, staff and external partners.

We're looking for an organised, proactive problem-solver who can navigate challenges with creativity and adaptability.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Candidate Pack.

Our Benefits

  •  28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:      
    • Cycle to work
    • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working

 How to apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • Experience and knowledge of the volunteering sector, volunteer leadership and management practices.
  • Experience in building and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers and staff.
  • Experience of working in partnership to develop and implement plans and influence practice.

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.

Alternative Applications

To provide an inclusive application process for all our opportunities, we are open to receiving alternative applications from candidates who may find it difficult to complete our online form. For example, if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please send your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect to us.

About Us

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.

Important Information

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.




Posted by
MND Association View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 11 April 2024
Closed date: 25 April 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: MND2060
Tags: Admin, Advice, Information, Human Resources, Training, Volunteer Management, Operations

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