MS Society
£30,310 - £32,287 per annum FTE
Contract, Until 30th September 2023, Part-time
Job description

Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Contract: Fixed term contract up to 30 September 2023
Hours: Part-time (28 hours per week)
Location: Home-based in Wales
Salary: £24,248 - £25,829 per annum (FTE £30,310 - £32,287) plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E1

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

Please note this is a part time role (28 hours per week) and is a fixed term contract up to 30 September 2023. We’ll consider applications looking for slightly less hours too (e.g 21 hours a week).

Our work is rooted in what people affected by MS have told us is most important to them.  To accomplish this, we work very closely with our enthusiastic and committed volunteers, many of whom have MS. 

Volunteers are absolutely essential and key to ensuring the creation, success and continuation of our grassroots development and support projects. 

The ‘Pontio’ (To Bridge) project, is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund in Wales’ People and Places grant until September 2023.

Our Pontio team champion the lives, families and carers of people living with MS in Wales and ensure that they have access to the support they require, at the time of their choice, delivered in a way that best suits their individual needs.

Many service users will be recently diagnosed, or struggling to live with their condition.  Our small and dedicated team of volunteers offer information, befriending and group support to people with MS across Wales. 

You’ll be supporting the Pontio Volunteers to carry out their role; recruiting and training new volunteers as needed; and preparing reports for funders.   Our project volunteers have already changed people’s lives for the better; and now you can help us maintain this vital service.

About us

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays.

We have a range of employee benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Flexible and smart working (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and us)
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave 
  • Enhanced family friendly, disability and carer’s leave
  • Discounted season ticket loan/pension scheme/Cycle to work scheme/Interest-free emergency loans

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 1 July 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 12 July 2022


Right to work in the UK

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 01 July 2022 at 09:00
Job ref: 161063_MS
Tags: Volunteer Management