Location includes Shelter hubs based in Bristol, Birmingham, Norwich, London, Bournemouth, Merseyside, Manchester, Blackburn, Newcastle, Plymouth, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
Closing date: 23 Jan 2022 at 11.30 pm. Interview dates: 3 February 2022 (Interviews will be held online)
Do you have proven experience of supporting the development of volunteering programmes and managing volunteers, plus an excellent understanding of what makes a quality volunteer journey? Then join Shelter as Corporate Volunteering Manager and you could soon be playing a pivotal role at the heart of our Volunteering team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
We engage more than 2,500 volunteers in our shops, hubs and local communities around 495 individuals as corporate volunteers each year. Indeed, volunteers are a vital part of our growing movement for change. Our Volunteering Team, which is part of a new Equity, Inclusion & Culture Directorate, supports the mobilisation of volunteers to deliver Shelter’s strategic priorities and provides the infrastructure and insight that enables that mobilisation.
We also enable best practice approaches to volunteer management and are delivering an increasingly coordinated, consistent approach to how we engage volunteers across the organisation.
About the role
This is an exciting role within the Volunteering Team. Your challenge will be to lead on the co-ordination and development of a meaningful, engaging and impactful corporate volunteering programme that delivers excellent volunteering experiences.
We’ll rely on you to effectively manage volunteering activities across all our corporate partnerships. That will involve proactively leading work programmes and collaborating with colleagues across Shelter. The role involves working closely with our Corporate Partnerships Team – which is part of the High Value Partnerships department. They’re responsible for generating income by securing new corporate partnerships and managing and developing long term partnerships, the success of which is underpinned by volunteering opportunities.
Developing new corporate volunteering opportunities that align with our strategy will be important too, and, because we have a large network of stakeholders, you’ll also need to build a number of effective relationships as you actively seek out opportunities to collaborate in order to ensure success. Establishing robust processes and procedures, seeking to continuously improve them and working towards a consistent approach to volunteering at Shelter based on volunteer management good-practice – all are aspects of this interesting and unique role.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
With experience of leading the successful development of volunteering projects and solid volunteer management experience, you will be passionate about volunteering, with an excellent understanding of what makes a quality volunteer journey. You will have demonstrable experience of applying best practice principles to volunteer, including experience of managing and innovating volunteering projects or programmes. To succeed, you’ll need an innovative approach to setting up new volunteering activities and the processes that support them. You’ll also need up-to-date knowledge of additional relevant areas including GDPR, Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity. Comfortable planning and managing multiple projects simultaneously, including identifying conflicting demands and establishing clear priorities to meet agreed objectives, your great communication skills include an innate ability to influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels. What’s more, you’re used to monitoring and evaluating volunteering activity, including collating qualitative and quantitative data from volunteer systems, surveys and stories and adept at interrogating and analysing data on volunteering activity so that innovation and developments can be driven by insight.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.