Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Hybrid)
England, United Kingdom
Leeds, West Yorkshire
York, York
£23,000 - £25,000 per year (pro rata)
Part-time, Temporary, 12 month contract with opportunity for extension
Job description
 
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Who are Shift.ms?

Shift.ms is the social network for people with MS (MSers). Founded by MSers, for MSers, the charity supports many thousands of recently diagnosed people across the world as they make sense of MS. The organisation is currently a team of eleven, and the community - www.Shift.ms - has over 50,000 monthly users from all over the world with 44,000 members. Last year, we worked with 300 members of our community who contributed over 1,500 hours.

 

The role

We involve people with Multiple Sclerosis in all aspects of our work to ensure we truly are ‘By MSers, For MSers’. Participation of the community is a key organisational priority and we’re looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help us build and develop relationships and to engage our community through volunteering.

 

 

Key responsbilities

Your day to day will be varied but will include:

Volunteer programme management - the recruitment of new volunteers, from advertising to interview; alongside developing effective relationships with volunteers, providing ongoing support and regular communication with all volunteers at every point in their volunteer experience.

Delivering our community involvement plan - ensuring Shift.ms truly remains ‘By MSers, For MSers’ working with the internal team to ensure MSer voices are heard at all levels of the organisation.

Monitoring and Evaluation - designing and disseminating surveys/evaluation methods to gather research and evidence to understand impact and inform the development/improvement of involving our community.​

 

What you’ll need to bring

  • Experience of working with volunteers or community engagement

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience of project coordination

  • Strong organisational, time management, and prioritisation skills

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm

  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders

 

Other information

Hours: 25-30 hours a week (flexibility when these hours are worked, but working across a minimum of four days)

Contract: 12 months contract with an opportunity for extension

Salary: c.£25,000 pro rata depending on experience

Office location: We offer a remote-first working environment, with weekly travel to our Leeds office and monthly travel to our London office required for team meetings.

We're an equal opportunity employer. We’re looking for the best candidate based on the value they can add. Our culture is hugely important to us and we welcome applicants of all race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. We encourage all candidates who believe they have the required skills and experience to apply. 

 

Application process
To apply for the position of Volunteer Coordinator, please send your CV via the button below by midnight on Sunday 17 July, along with a response to the following question:

How do your skills and experience make you the right candidate for this role? (maximum 300 words)

 

See the full job description for more information including your benefits as a member of our team.

Application Instructions

Alongside your application form, we'd be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities form here: https://forms.gle/YcWFnzq2LAbqZtqy5

It is no way linked to your application form but will help us improve where we advertise to ensure we're reflective of the community we support.

More about Shift.ms

Shift.ms is a social network for people with multiple sclerosis. We aim to create a positive, enabling community which empower... Read more

Refreshed on: 06 July 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Volunteer Management, Digital

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