England, United Kingdom
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Job description

The Prince’s Trust is seeking a highly motivated volunteer in the Sussex area to take the lead on our volunteer engagement as Volunteer Co-ordinator.

As Volunteer Co-ordinator you will take on additional responsibility for co-ordinating and supporting the volunteers across West and East Sussex. You will support collaboration and synergy between volunteers and colleagues, in order to work towards The Prince’s Trust’s goal of reaching 1M young people within the next 10 years. You will work closely with and report directly to a Brighton-based Prince's Trust Executive, and support with the day to day local engagement of our volunteers. The hours are flexible, and we envisage the role to take no longer than a couple of hours a week.

Your role duties will include:

  • Be a first point of contact for all volunteers for non-urgent advice, support and requests.
  • Receive volunteer requests from relevant members of staff from the local area.
  • Match volunteers to volunteering opportunities, including matching young people with mentors.
  • Host regular meetings with your volunteers to support with volunteer engagement in the work of The Trust. Have regular catch up calls as appropriate.
  • Keep the Volunteer Lead Executive informed regarding volunteer engagement, volunteer recruitment needs, training needs and any other relevant matters.
  • Update Who’s Who Directory with up to date contact details and specialist skills mentors share between the county’s networks of volunteers.
  • Support with ad hoc networking and social events for Young People and Volunteers.
  • You will have regular contact with the other Volunteer Co-ordinators across the South Coast to share ideas, concerns, networking opportunities and provide support to one another.
  • Support with initial meetings for prospective volunteers and collating DBS evidence when appropriate.

Dependent on your capacity, you may also wish to undertake other volunteer tasks, including the mentoring of young people, the support of session delivery, fundraising and championing The Trust, in addition to your role as Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Following on from the receipt of your CV, you will be required to complete a further application form and undergo an enhanced DBS check. References will be sought before the position is offered. 

About The Prince's Trust

We are a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome!

We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years.Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper.We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

To help us realise our vision, we are changing our approach and looking at innovative ways to develop and enhance our ways of working.This has led to the creation of exciting new opportunities across The Prince's Trust at all levels based throughout the United Kingdom.

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of the children and young people we work with. Successful applicants to roles at The Prince's Trust will be subject to criminal vetting checks, and where necessary for the role, a check at an enhanced level will be required.

Refreshed on: 03 March 2020
Closing date: 26 April 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Volunteer Management

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