Greater London
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£21,568 - £24,893 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Volunteering Coordinator

Redbridge or St Albans, with travel to cover both sites

£21,568 to £22,838 per annum if based at St Albans, £23,941 to £24,893 per annum if based at Redbridge, + benefits


Full time


This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Volunteering Coordinator working within our busy and dedicated Redbridge or St Albans teams.

The role

You will work in partnership with local colleagues to support the effective delivery of existing and new volunteering programmes, as well as collaborating with colleagues to implement local volunteer recruitment plans, supporting volunteer managers with training, retaining existing volunteers and to deliver great volunteering experiences. 

Through a combination of hands on support and specialist volunteering advice and guidance, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the local implementation of the Volunteering Strategy in the community team and/or the regional centre location, ensuring it effectively meet the needs of Guide Dogs Strategy.

Who we’re looking for

You will already have:

• Experience of leading and managing volunteers

• Experience of developing, implementing and reviewing new working practices within a team

• The ability to manage multiple projects/clients, maintaining excellent customer service

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.


This role is 9am to 5pm, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.



Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.



Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 02 August 2020
Closed date: 07 August 2020
Job ref: 0000037476
Tags: Volunteer Management

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