Ilkeston, Derbyshire
£26,839.80 per year
Contract, Until June 2024, Full-time
Job description



JOB TITLE:                   Volunteer Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO:     Coordinator manager

LOCATION:                   Head Office, 14 – 16 New Lawn Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5HE

HOURS & Salary:         Thirty Seven hours (37) per week – some evening and weekend work

                                        £26,839.80 any overtime accrued will be taken in lieu

                                        Six month probationary period

BENEFITS:                    Pension contribution after a six month probationary period


Survivors of Bereavment by Suicide is a national charity providing postvention peer to peer support to those over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by bereavement by suicide.  Our services include face to face groups, virtual groups, a national telephone helpline, email support and an on-line forum.  All our volunteers have been bereaved by suicide and provide vital support across their communities.

This post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund until 2024. However, it is expected that this role will become integral to the work of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS).

The post holder will be expected to travel across the south of England to meet with volunteers and groups, to promote SoBS services and to attend the national office in Derbyshire.  The post holder will have access to a leased car provided by SoBS.  Subsistence allowance will be paid when travelling on behalf of the charity.

Purpose of Post

We are seeking a personable individual, with a hands on approach and the capacity to work unsupervised and make decisions.

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of SoBS volunteer provision across the South of England.  Leading on the recruitment, training, management and support of volunteers, the implementation for volunteer policies and contributing towards the development of a creative and innovative strategy that will ensure the volunteer services support the aims, objectives and values of SoBS.

Broadening awareness amongst volunteers, community organisations and professionals through training and networking, imparting best practice, skills and knowledge.

Promoting services via discussions with Public Health, Local Authorities, CCG’s and NHS Foundation Trusts, GP’s and first responders, Provision of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for volunteers and wider partners. 

Implementation of a bespoke interface providing virtual support within group settings for isolated and rural areas where it is not feasible to establish a local group.

Understanding of the ethos and nature of the voluntary sector.

To communicate with existing Volunteers so that they feel involved and motivated to continue volunteering with SoBS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To recruit, train and support volunteers to act as an advocate for SoBS
  • To establish approximately three local support groups in each of the counties, focusing particularly on areas in which currently has no SoBS group present.
  • To travel nationwide to assist with and to monitor groups as necessary, especially those which may be facing difficulties.
  • To empower volunteers to establish groups which lack provision and to generate their own sustainability.
  • To coordinate, develop and deliver appropriate training for volunteers, including ASIST.
  • To ensure all volunteers have access to regular supervision.
  • To provide monthly progress reports.
  • To ensure all volunteers work in line with SoBS policies, procedures, codes and guidance, including health and safety, confidentiality, safeguarding, data protection and equal opportunities.
  • To identify any conflicts of interest associated with SoBS and help ensure they are appropriately managed.
  • To identify any risks in delivery of the service.
  • IT literate, confident and able to use email, internet, databases & Microsoft office programmes such as Word, Publisher and Excel
  • To attend training, meetings and conferences at weekends and when required.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties which may arise within the scope of this post.
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.
  • Act in accordance with the charity’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Act in accordance with the charity’s Equality and Human Rights policy.
Refreshed on: 03 December 2021
Closed date: 17 December 2021
Tags: Business Development, Volunteer Management

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