olunteer Project Coordinator
Home-based in the UK or Office based in London, Edinburgh or Cardiff
2.5 days per week
Fixed-term contract until December 2022
£29,760 - £32,000 dependent on location
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent over 25,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. We shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification.
Volunteering is part of the DNA of the Institute and is a vital ingredient of the RTPI’s membership offer. Our volunteers are professional, highly skilled, active, engaged members who share our vision for the planning profession and ambitions for the RTPI; and who help shape the success of the Institute by supporting the delivery of our activities for the benefit of the wider membership, our members’ communities, and the organisation in itself.
We have recently launched our first ever volunteering strategy, Investing in Volunteers: Collaboration for a Sustainable Future and we are looking for a talented, creative individual with a passion for volunteer management and engagement to join the team to help us implement its delivery. Professional volunteering is a key foundation in delivering on our Corporate Strategy for 2020 -2030 and its ambitions to become the world’s leading professional planning body.
About you - as volunteer project coordinator, you will play an important role in helping us realise these ambitions. Providing our volunteers with a clear framework for their activities, it will be your role to develop and embed a framework of standards and practices that ensure that the RTPI appropriately develops, trains and supports the RTPI’s community of volunteers and staff. You will possess strong leadership and communication skills to build relationships and trust with colleagues across the organisation. You will inspire and support colleagues to build volunteer capacity and help the Institute understand, monitor and measure the impact our volunteer community has on helping us reach our collective goals
RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth. We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 17th May 2021
Interviews: week commencing 24th May 2021
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter that refers to the criteria in the person specification.
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