Leeds, West Yorkshire
£28,500 - £32,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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What we do

The UKMT exists to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.  We do this by working with hundreds of volunteers across the UK to organise Challenges promoting problem solving and teamwork and other mathematical enrichment activities.  

Our values

We believe:

  • That all young people can benefit from the experience of mathematical problem solving and therefore wish to inspire a love of mathematical problem solving in the widest possible group of young people;

  • That there should be no barriers to young people’s engagement in our activities and seek to widen participation and to increase inclusion and diversity;

  • In the independence of our organisation and seek to uphold its reputation whilst raising its profile inside and outside the UK;

  • In being a considerate employer, caring for and developing staff and volunteers.

About your role

As Volunteering Manager, you will work closely with our volunteers and staff  to organise and run events, develop and manage the volunteering process, support current volunteers and grow our volunteer base. 

You will have strong communication skills, with experience of recruiting, managing and guiding volunteers. You will also have good numeracy skills and experience of running events. In addition, you will also have the flexibility to work extended hours on occasion, at times of peak  activity or during events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with staff and UKMT committees, to develop, promote and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities, ensuring an adequate supply of trained volunteers for current and future activities.

  • Manage the volunteer recruitment process, including working creatively to publicise available positions and attract suitable candidates, interviewing and matching people with appropriate roles. Ensure the correct paperwork is in place in line with UKMT policy, overseeing trials and preparing training as well as feedback.

  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers, acting as the first point of contact, listening to feedback, cultivating a positive and supportive atmosphere by recognising and rewarding volunteer efforts and working with them to resolve any concerns and build good working relationships.

  • Monitoring volunteers during their appointments, conducting performance evaluations or skills audits as appropriate to assess progress and satisfaction, and recruiting replacement volunteers as needed.

  • Creating and distributing communications and publications to share news and progress, promoting the work of UKMT and its volunteers internally and  externally, and developing and promoting a mechanism for volunteers to  contribute ideas for improvement and future development.

  • Developing and overseeing an annual volunteer budget, providing regular updates to the UKMT Executive Director.

  • Organising key volunteer events including meetings and development events,  by sourcing and liaising with venues, managing invitations, working with others  to develop a programme, and attending events to ensure they run smoothly.

  • Ensuring compliance with key UKMT policies, in particular Safeguarding Policy and Health and Safety Policy, and creating, updating and distributing information regarding volunteer policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining accurate volunteer database records and volunteer job  descriptions, and providing timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer  activity for colleagues. 


These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

Person Specification


  • Experience in the recruitment, induction, motivation, support and management  of a volunteer workforce, along with the ability to attract and maintain the  goodwill of a large number of volunteers.

  • Experience in organising and running events with minimal supervision. 

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate both verbally and  in writing at all levels.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to form strong working  relationships with a large number of people.

  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.

  • The proven ability to work under pressure to demanding deadlines and to  prioritise a complex workload.

  • The ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of many different  teams, using your own initiative to make decisions and work with minimal supervision.

  • Competence in a range of IT applications including Google workspace, Microsoft Office, and a willingness to learn to use new applications.

  • Flexibility to work extended hours on occasion, during times of peak activity or during events.



  • An A Level (or equivalent) in Mathematics

  • Experience in delivering training

  • An interest in education

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

This post requires an enhanced and barred list criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and any equivalent overseas authorities where relevant. The successful candidate will be required to give consent for the UKMT to check their criminal record status. All applicants are required to make a self-declaration where applicable.

Application Instructions

Please include a covering letter with your CV.

Refreshed on: 04 October 2021
Closed date: 15 October 2021
Tags: Human Resources, Volunteer Management