Location: Glasgow (with regular travel across Scotland)
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 18 months (with the potential to become permanent)
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
For further information and to apply
Please download a copy of the job description and person specification. Please submit your CV and supporting statement, addressing the criteria you meet listed in the person specification, via our online application portal.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Interviews: First stage 8 and 9 October 2019 (Glasgow)
Second stage 15 or 17 October 2019 (London)
Permanent – Full-time
We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.
We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out. We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!
If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.
We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Volunteer Officer to support our volunteering programme, working within our award-winning Discovery & Learning team.
• Responsible for supporting the Volunteer Manger in the recruitment, training and day-to-day supervision of the volunteer programme (200+ volunteers) including hosting recruitment events, delivering briefings and organising external training.
• Ensure individual volunteers are supported to take on their role, including working alongside them in the zoo, finding appropriate buddies/mentors, providing feedback on performance and monitoring progress.
• Responsible for keeping the volunteer online database up to date.
• Responsible for producing and maintaining weekly rotas and provide the day-to-day support for volunteers to ensure key locations are manned.
• Ensuring that all volunteers are kept up to date with zoo news, changes in policy and current opportunities, through the organisation of regular training events and briefings, and via a range of media.
• To research and develop resources for training and for volunteers to use when taking on their public engagement roles out in the zoo, e.g. developing content on iPads
• Assist the Volunteer Manager with the planning and implementation of volunteer events, group projects and volunteer appreciation events.
• To communicate effectively with internal and external partners to develop opportunities for volunteers to contribute to a wide range of zoo activities and to ensure a wide range of input into volunteer training.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience of working with and supervising volunteers on a regular basis, including administration of rotas, supervision of volunteers and managing recruitment processes.
• A demonstrable understanding of safeguarding issues and the management of risk.
• A passion and enthusiasm for volunteering, with a recognition of its impact and value for individuals and organisations.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively under own initiative and as part of a team, to work under pressure with a positive attitude and also to enthuse and engage others.
• Experience working with a range of community organisations, particularly from the voluntary and adult learning sectors.
• Excellent customer service skills, alongside experience working with and/or supporting volunteers in a visitor facing environment.
• Excellent presentation skills and experience of delivering engaging training sessions, preferably to a wide range of participant groups and especially to those who face additional barriers to learning.
• Experience in the use of all key Microsoft packages and use of digital technologies for public engagement, have good written skills and the ability to develop resources.
• Strong organisational skills including excellent time management, administration and planning skills, with substantial administration experience, including the production of reports and dealing with personal data.
Prior knowledge of conservation and zoology would be advantageous, this is likely be demonstrated by a Zoology or Biological Science degree and/or experience of working within a zoo, conservation organisation or similar environment.
Hours of work are 35 hours per week within a 5 in 7 roster system which will include weekends and Bank Holidays. A degree of flexibility to cover volunteer events will be required, with time off in lieu given for any additional hours worked.
The salary for this role is £20,660.05 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on our website when you apply under Staff Benefits
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th September 2019
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Would you like to be part of a values led organisation, managing the services and volunteers that provide over 12,000 hours of one to one emotional support a year to people affected by mental illness?
Apply for SANE's new operations manager role, where you would provide high quality management and support to the service delivery team, ensuring all of our services including the SANEline, Textcare and Support Forum are provided in accordance with our model, values and principles.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.