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Luton, Luton (On-site) 18.32 miles
up to £28,000
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Job description

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: up to up to £28,000 per annum
Contract Type:          Fixed Term until 31st March 2025 (potential to be extended)
Working Hours:         37.5 hrs per week
Location:                    Luton
Responsible to: Recovery Community Development Coordinator

What you will be doing?

As a Volunteer Coordinator, you will be responsible for the recruitment, training and coordinating the activity of volunteers with lived experience who will support people completing treatment. You will work collaboratively with the Recovery Community Development Coordinator, to ensure we have a high performing, consistent number of volunteers available across Luton.

We actively welcome applications from people who have lived experience of prison or probation, addiction, mental ill-health, or homelessness, as this is often the reality for those people we support.

You will work in partnership with staff, volunteers, and the people we support to guarantee that we maintain a high-quality service which meets the needs of those engaged.

The successful candidate will commit to working in line with our workplace values which are:

  • People first – people are our top priority. We care so everyone can be their best.
  • Community – our actions and support help build stronger communities where people can find their place and thrive.
  • Transformation – we do challenging work, creating positive change that helps people move on with their lives.
  • Excellence – we strive to always be our best, to exceed expectations, to learn from our mistakes.
  • Trust – we trust ourselves, our colleagues and those we work with to do the right thing, to show integrity, acceptance, respect and fairness in all we do.

What we are looking for?

  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff or volunteers, motivating them and achieving positive outcomes in line with contractual obligations.
  • Experience of setting targets an monitoring performance of staff or volunteers.
  • High level of relationship skills: Empathy, caring; acceptance; mutual affirmation; supportive and can give constructive feedback to support continuous personal and professional development of volunteers.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Adaptability to changing and emerging needs as the project develops demonstrating flexibility and resilience in challenging situations.
  • Experience of data collection, administration and recording procedures with the ability to maintain case notes and volunteer HR notes on a bespoke database.
  • Ability to develop reports to showcase the impact of volunteers.
  • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and developing contacts and networks across a wide range of local services.
  • Known when to seek assistance or supervision and how to engage meaningfully in planned supervision.
  • Seek to improve own performance, contribution, knowledge, skills and participate in training and developmental activities as required.
  • Professional curiosity with the ability and willingness to learn and apply learning to support delivery.
  • Professional and values led with integrity, inclusivitiy, and respect for diversity.
  • Carry out such other relevant duties, as required.
  • Ability to work across Luton to meet service delivery demands when required.
  • Full driving license, own car and business insurance is essential.

What we offer?

  • Competitive salary with annual salary reviews
  • Training opportunities and career development
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Christmas closure between Christmas and New Year for all employees
  • Life insurance (5x annual salary)
  • Reflective practice – a group process that helps us to grow and develop professionally and personally, support us to build resilience and offers the space to consider how to balance work and life pressures
  • Company phone and laptop provided to all staff
  • Annual awards ceremony and celebration
  • Refer a Friend Scheme – You could qualify for a £250 reward voucher if you refer someone you know into any paid, externally advertised position (permanent or fixed term) within CLI.


At CLI through our dedicated support services, peer-led mentoring, and practical and emotional support, we help people who have experience of the criminal justice system, addiction, homelessness, and mental ill-health, to recognise their potential as individuals, build their self-worth, their self-esteem and achieve their aspirations.

Our support and mentoring help people build a more fulfilling life and see how they can become part of, and positively impact, their community.

We work in partnership with other organisations that are striving to deliver positive impacts, support change, and share our commitment and values.

And we actively welcome those with lived experience of offending, addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues as part of our team. Where others see risk, we see opportunity.

We believe everyone deserves to feel valued, to be happy, to belong.

To apply for the Volunteer Coordinator position, please read the job description/person specification and submit your completed application from by 17:00 31st July 2024.

Community Led Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks however it will not be used to discriminate unfairly against any individual. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.

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Community Led Initiatives CIC View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Refreshed on: 17 July 2024
Closing date: 09 August 2024 at 17:00
Tags: Volunteering Management,Homelessness,Mental Health,Mentoring / Coaching,Substance Misuse,Social / Support Work