£26,000 - £28,000 per year
Contract, 12 month contract, Full-time
Job description

Racing Welfare is a national charity supporting horseracing’s current and retired workforce.  We seek an enthusiastic, dynamic Volunteer Coordinator to lead our growing pool of passionate volunteers, based across the UK.

It’s an exciting time to be joining the organisation; our charity has never been more needed by the industry, and after a period of rapid growth we have great plans for the future.  

Working with the Fundraising and Welfare teams, you will play a key role in developing and managing relationships with new and existing volunteers. You will also be responsible for the day to day running of our telephone befriending service, Check in & Chat, managing referrals and matching volunteers. The role will work closely with our Communications teams to promote our volunteering programme.

You will be offered a competitive salary, employer pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, tickets to almost all race meetings at Jockey Club racecourses, twice-yearly two-day staff training and team building events along with a range of other employee wellbeing initiatives.

As a charity, wellbeing is at the forefront of all we do. We aim to be a leading employer in the industry and make sure everyone at Racing Welfare has the opportunity to thrive.

You will be an outgoing, friendly individual, who enjoys building strong relationships with others. You will be responsible for maintaining and growing our volunteer database, ensuring that we are recruiting in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy. Ideally you will have some previous experience of working with volunteers and a good understanding of the charitable and voluntary sectors is essential.

The post holder will require excellent spoken and written communication skills, a keen eye for detail, as well as an ability to work well to tight deadlines. An interest in social welfare is essential.

This is a full-time post, flexible on location, although some travel throughout the UK may be required. The role will provide support at fundraising events, requiring some occasional evening and weekend commitments

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. The closing date is Friday 15th July. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Racing Welfare is committed to safeguarding and will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, and the Charity Commission's best practice guidance.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website.

Racing Welfare is an equal opportunities employer.

Refreshed on: 10 July 2022
Closed date: 15 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management

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