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Volunteering Project Officer

Northampton (Hybrid)
£32,500 per annum, plus benefits
Full-time
Contract (12-month Fixed Term Contract)
Job description

Are you passionate about making a difference? We are looking for a Volunteer Project Officer to join our team at the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. Your role will be vital in enhancing our volunteering experience and ensuring it aligns with our strategic objectives.

In this role, you'll be at the forefront of developing and delivering projects that empower our volunteers to have a significant impact on the lives of those living with and affected by MND. Working closely with both volunteers and staff, you'll oversee projects from start to finish, ensuring they meet their objectives and deadlines.

Your responsibilities will include project planning, coordination, delivery, and evaluation all with the aim of maximising the positive outcomes of our volunteer initiatives. You'll engage with a diverse range of volunteers to identify and understand their skills and interests, matching them to appropriate projects and ensuring their involvement is meaningful and rewarding.

Collaboration is key! You'll work closely with internal teams and external partners to implement projects effectively and manage change initiatives at both national and local levels. Monitoring and evaluation will also be part of your remit, as you assess the impact of volunteer projects and identify areas for improvement.

As our Volunteer Project Officer, you'll prepare regular reports to keep stakeholders informed of project progress and outcomes. Your ability to communicate effectively and build positive relationships will be essential in this aspect of the role.

If you're someone who thrives on driving positive change and enjoys working in a collaborative environment, join us in our mission to make a real difference in the lives of those living with MND. Apply now to be part of our dedicated team.


What are we looking for?

You will need to have project management experience, with excellent communication skills. Your ability to engage with diverse groups, including volunteers and external partners, will be crucial.

Strong organisational skills are a must, and the ability to collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams.

Experience in building and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers and staff is essential.

We're looking for a proactive problem-solver with creative solutions and the flexibility to navigate changing project landscapes.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Recruitment 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 in project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to engage effectively with diverse groups, including volunteers, staff, and external partners.


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 email your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect.


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 10:51
Job ref: MND2059
Tags: Admin, Project Management, Volunteer Management

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