Prospectus is pleased to be partnering a national charity that helps give millions of people the knowledge and confidence to find a way forward. They do this by providing advice, education and support services along with influencing policies and practices that affect their clients. As a network of independent charities, they deliver their services through paid and volunteer positions. They are now looking to recruit an Interim Strategic Volunteering Consultant to lead in developing a successful volunteer strategy, nationally. This position is offered as either a fixed term contract or consultancy (day rate/hourly rate). The appointed person is required to remain in post for the full 5-month project duration.
As their Interim Strategic Volunteering Consultant, you will develop their volunteering strategy for 2021-22 and determine the guidance, tools and services required to enable effective volunteer attraction, retention, management and development across all national and local networks. This is a crucial project for the charity, and as such you will work closely with the Executive Team and senior stakeholders to provide expert insight and advice relating to activity across all services to ensure alignment with their volunteering strategy. Finally, you will provide overall strategic direction to their volunteering team in the short term, although this does not include direct line management responsibility.
To be successful, you will have substantial experience and understanding of strategic volunteer management and development, ideally on a national scale. Due to the significant number of volunteers engaged with the charity, you must have knowledge and understanding of current volunteering issues within the not for profit sector and how they relate to a large, national organisation. Finally, experience of leading a function and ability to contribute effectively to a wider senior leadership team is essential, as is a proven experience of developing and implementing strategies.
To be considered, you must available to start immediately or on short-notice. The position is based remotely and offered as a fixed term, or consultancy position for a 5 month duration.
To apply for this role, please initially submit a word-formatted version of your CV; suitable candidates will then be contacted.