We are seeking to appoint an experienced, self-reliant and confident Volunteer Development Manager on a 6-month contract. Being an organisation largely based around community grassroots growth and with a significant, informal volunteer base, there is a clear need for the charity to invest in a large-scale engaging and strategic Volunteer Programme framework, and this has never been more apparent or necessary than in the light of Covid-19.
A formalised Volunteer Programme will enable us to provide a safety and support net for all our volunteers, and it will allow us to invest in volunteer development. The objectives of the Volunteer Development Manager's role are to improve the engagement and satisfaction levels of our current volunteers, maximise the efficacy of the work that volunteers do, enable NW volunteers to act as ambassadors and advocates within communities throughout England and Wales, and to help us recruit more local and national volunteers overall.
We are aiming to diversify our volunteer base and engage supporters from underrepresented communities as a key strand of recruitment. The new post will ensure current and new volunteers receive clear expectations of their involvement with the organisation, improved, formalised recognition of their work, and regular training according to their needs. They will also be supported with access to best practice and guidance, support, and roles that matter to them. The development of a Volunteer Programme will ensure consistent support for local areas to engage with, recruit and activate volunteers locally, by providing them with the tools, training and resources they need. With the help of the post-holder, we will be able to better demonstrate and measure the vital impact and difference volunteers make within their communities.