Engagement Manager (Marketing and Recruitment)
Fixed-term Contract to 31 March 2022 (1 Year extension possible, dependent on funding)
Job ref: V349
Start date: ASAP
Hours/Days per week: 26.25 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Location: Home based in Scotland
Closing date: 25 October 2021 –10am
Interview date and Location: TBC
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness;
improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunity and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
We are looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Engagement Manager to join our team in Scotland.
The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.
We are working in partnership with Challenges Worldwide to deliver a programme called “Making Work Work” for Women Returners. Making Work Work encompasses a range of bespoke programmes based on a peer-led, supportive online learning environment, complemented by workshops, masterclasses, mentoring, and post-programme support, with the opportunity for accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute.
Its purpose is to empower people to find work that is both fulfilling and meaningful. The programme has been devised by Lynn Houmdi and Challenges Worldwide to contribute to more positive and productive workplace cultures, where people are able to contribute in a way which fits with their lifestyles and commitments.
Making Work Work was successfully piloted for Women Returners in February and March 2021. At the end of the pilot programme, women reported increased confidence, felt better prepared and more confident for re-entering and progressing in employment and had increased knowledge and understanding of the benefits to both worker and employer of flexible working. They had also developed a new, supportive peer-support network and gained a broader network of contacts to help in their job search.
As our Engagement Manager, you will work closely with all partners involved in the Making Work Work programme, helping to ensure the programme continues to be a success.
Your role will be to coordinate marketing information for participants, including working with partners to create content and publicity. You will support the Programme Manager and Project Coordinator to develop and implement an external Comms strategy, to attract participants from all across Scotland.
You will also lead on recruiting the next 150 participants to the programme, working alongside community organisations, third sector agencies and statutory bodies to identify suitable candidates. You will signpost and support candidates during the recruitment and on-boarding process.
Within Volunteering Matters, you will be the lead on Making Work Work, promoting the programme across the organisation and maximizing opportunities for participants, and existing Volunteering Matters projects/beneficiaries/volunteers to take part.
Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:
In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values:
We are Empowering
We are Inclusive
We are Compassionate
We are Positive
We are Straightforward
Benefits package: Pension, Unlimited annual leave, fully flexible working, cycle to work & season ticket loan.
To apply please visit our website.
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