Merseyside (On-site)
£27,500 per year, pro rata
Contract, 12 months (extension subject to funding), Part-time
Job description

Savera UK is a leading national charity (no.1145564) tackling culturally-specific abuse in the UK, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. We advocate for those who need a voice and offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental service.

As an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010, the post holder must be female under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 to meet the needs of the majority of our service users.
                                                    
Job Summary:

The post holder’s overall responsibilities will be to coordinate and manage all aspects of the volunteers and community outreach, including: supervision; recruitment of volunteers and community champions; engaging with communities to raise awareness of Savera UK, ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and harmful practices; and working together and supporting the Savera UK team and management. 

Accountabilities: 

Volunteering and Outreach: 

• To identify needs, priorities and timescales for recruitment of volunteers;

• To develop a volunteer advertising and recruitment plan tailored to the needs of the locality, including succession planning, to ensure a sustainable approach to volunteering;

• To organise recruitment events and activities as required;

• To ensure that induction, support, learning and development opportunities are tailored to needs;

• Liaising with appropriate services and communities to promote the work of Savera UK and to develop partnerships;

• To work and engage with communities and group to address HBA and harmful practices;

• To identify and recruit volunteers and community champions to become part of and support Savera UK to deliver its vision and mission;

• To develop and create new ways of volunteering, including using a digital approach;

• To facilitate and take part in local activities and events to promote the work of Savera UK; 

• To support the development of Savera UK’s volunteering strategy and the policy and volunteer framework; 

• To review and develop Savera UK’s volunteer training, including volunteer induction programs and training accreditation;   

• To develop collaborative local and regional partnerships;  

• To review and develop appropriate volunteering roles to respond to Savera UK’s needs and service gaps;

• To review and develop Savera UK’s local, national and international Student Internship Programme;  

• To identify and develop key relationships with local volunteer agencies in order to identify opportunities for mutual support and development.

Management:

• To manage and coordinate all aspects of the Volunteer and Community Outreach Project;

• To provide and manage recruitment, induction, supervision and appraisals of all volunteers and those on student placements who you have responsibility for;  

• To ensure all existing policies and procedures for volunteers and outreach are up to date and implemented; 

• To report to and keep the CEO fully updated on Savera UK’s volunteering and community outreach activities and programmes on a weekly/regular basis;

• To manage all training and development requests for volunteers and students who you have responsibility for; 

• To liaise with all our existing partners/professionals to ensure service delivery; 

• To strengthen our existing relationships and build new partnerships with links to local priorities where possible and appropriate;

• To monitor and ensure up to date record keeping for all volunteers;

• To manage your own day to day administration and communications.  

Organisational and Development:

• To provide evaluation/monitoring and report to the CEO and Board when required; 

• To evaluate and develop the Volunteer and Community Outreach Project, in line with Savera UK’s vision;

• To contribute to and support the delivery of the short/long term Savera UK strategic business plan and communication strategy;

• To uphold the values of Savera UK, and all aspects of its confidentiality and data protection policies at all times, for clients and the business of the organisation;

• To maintain and advance the public profile of the organisation across all levels;

• To work closely with the wider team of Savera UK and to participate and contribute to all levels of communication and engagement;

• To ensure that all materials and communications used are accurate and always represent and reflect Savera UK branding;

• To support the development and delivery of training and awareness raising and to undertake presentations, as required by the CEO;

• To attend relevant meetings and partnership groups;

• To present at Board meetings when required;

• To support with funding bids as required;  

• To support in providing monitoring and evaluation reports to external funders.

Health and Safety: 

• To be familiar with relevant policies concerning health and safety at work, safeguarding and relevant health-related policies;

• To act as the main point of contact for the Volunteer and Community Outreach Project, regarding external/partner issues, and to share information with the CEO;

• To assess and manage all risks related to volunteers, students, and anyone else that you have responsibility for; 

• To be the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns, and report to the appropriate and responsible person, in line with Savera UK’s safeguarding policy.

General/other:

• To undertake training as identified and approved by the CEO and Board;

• To carry out any other duties commensurate with the role, as required by the CEO and Board. Those with a particular skill/interest coming into Savera UK will have the opportunity, where appropriate, to develop that skill, in line with service requirements.

Review arrangements:

The details contained in this job description reflect the contents of this job at the date of being prepared. It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change. At that time the CEO/Savera UK’s Board will expect to revise this job description in consultation with the post holder.

Closing date: 12pm on Friday 28th January 2022. Interviews will take place the following week.

Please visit our website for more information, including a copy of the Person Specification.

To apply:

To apply, please download and complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities and Monitoring Form on our website and return them to us by 12pm on Friday 28th January 2022

Please note, we do not accept CVs. 

We encourage all women to apply, in particular those from underrepresented groups. Please note that a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS) will be required for this post. Savera UK is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered address: 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH

Company Number 7564891 Charity Number 1145564

Application Instructions

Please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form in Word format.

Please note that we do not accept CV's.

Posted on: 04 January 2022
Closed date: 28 January 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management

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