You have recent experience in mental health field (or a related area) and a good understanding of service user development and the Recovery and Personalisation agenda. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Leicestershire Life links a Volunteer Coordinator.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.
We need someone like you to join the team at our Leicestershire Life Links team. We support people living with mental health problems to develop a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment and gain the skills they need to return to work or training. But, we need your help. Your challenge? To co-ordinate the volunteering programme within the service. This will include recruiting volunteers and providing them with inductions, support, supervision and mentoring. You’ll also work with Team Leaders to further develop our volunteer network, help us develop organisational policies, procedures, protocols, systems and guidance to underpin volunteer support and good practice, and much more besides.
To succeed, you’ll need a good understanding of the principles and practice on which mental health services are run. We'll also be looking for a proven ability to consult, liaise and work effectively with colleagues and a wide range of organisations. Flexibility over working hours is important too, as is self-motivation, professional integrity and excellent time management, prioritising and work planning skills. Great at solving problems and making decisions, if you have experience of recruiting and/or supervising volunteers or implementing new services, even better, although this is not essential.
The salary for this post is £19,206, with subsequent progression to a maximum of £20,216 per annum.
This is a permanent role.
This is a full time post at 37.5 hours per week.
Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone?
This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.