Wales, United Kingdom
£24,000 per year
Contract, Fixed Term until 30/06/2022, Full-time
Job description

Project Coordinator – Newport x2
Fixed term until 30th June 2022  
Job ref: V361
Start date: ASAP
Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week - (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £24,000
Location: Homebased – (travel throughout Newport)
Closing date: Wednesday 8th December, 5pm
Interview date and Location:  Tuesday 14th December 2021, Video call (Teams or Zoom)

Volunteering Matters

Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive.  So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.  


We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. 


We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all. 



This is a new local partnership of specialist providers coming together to increase opportunities for economically inactive and unemployed people in Newport.  Our local partners is Mental Health Matters Wales (MHMW), alongside some of our own national programmes.  Each partner will offer different activities to complement mainstream back-to-work provisions in Newport. Our collective goal is to help people, from school leavers to older adults, level-up their prospects of engaging with education, employment, or training. 

Purpose of the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Coordinator to join the Wales team.  The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrates an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.

As Project Coordinator, you will help build our local portfolio of referral organisations, receiving and processing eligible referrals and arranging a support package of activities for people who are economically inactive or unemployed in the Newport area.  As part of a fast-paced project, you will be supported by a small team, including a local Project Manager and administrator, all working together to meet the project’s aims, objectives, outcomes and targets. 

As Covid restrictions ease in Wales, travel throughout Newport will be required.

For more information - Please refer to the Job Description.




Location: This role is homebased however the successful candidate must be able to travel regularly throughout the local authority area and to neighbouring authorities on occasion. The postholders will require good internet access to enable remote working, and a suitable home office space. IT equipment and infrastructure will be supplied.


Our Values & Way of Working:


In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.


Diversity & Inclusion:


Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.


Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role.

Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills and attributes” section of this job description.

To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application which you can download from our website.


We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise (Scotland), Show the Salary, Salary History.


To Apply:

Please visit our website 



Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closing date: 08 December 2021
Job ref: V361
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