Hounslow, Greater London

£24,459 - £26,934 per year

Contract, Full-time

v248

Job Description

Fixed term contract to March 2021
Volunteer Manager
Ref: V248
Hours/Days per week: 35/5
Salary: £24,459 to 26,934 inc OLW
Location: Hounslow
Closing date: 5pm Friday 5 July 2019
Interview date and Location: 18 & 19 July – Hounslow

About the role

The role will primarily focus on the delivery of our established ‘Grandmentors’ project in Hounslow. Grandmentors is a co-funded partnership with Hounslow Council, with whom the post is based day to day.

The project has been running since 2014 and enjoys considerable support within the Local Authority, local funders and other stakeholders.

Beginning in 2009 in North London, Grandmentors is a pioneering, award-winning intergenerational mentoring scheme that matches volunteers (aged 50+) with young people preparing to leave care. Grandmentors help care-experienced young people leaving care to build their confidence, develop their skills and increase their chances of making a successful transition to independence.

As Project Coordinator you will manage all aspects of the project - leading on the recruitment and training of prospective Grandmentors from the local community and working closely with the Local Authority’s care teams to manage a pipeline of referrals of young people. You will facilitate matches, leading to structured mentorships, and manage an ongoing caseload. Though Grandmentors has a strong delivery model, enhanced through recent independent evaluations, you will have the freedom to deliver according to local needs and context.

This post will suit someone who enjoys working independently and under their own initiative.

We know our mentoring makes a huge difference to the lives of care leavers – Grandmentors provide vital practical and emotional support that increase and improve young people’s autonomy, wellbeing and life prospects. Our mentoring is transformational and high-impact.

The project is funded locally but also has a national dimension: as one of eight Grandmentors coordinators across England we will regularly bring you together with your peers to share learning and best practice as we roll out the programme across more areas. You will be joining the Volunteering Matters and the wider Grandmentors family at a very exciting time.

Appointment to this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check (DBS). Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.

To view or to download the JD and the monitoring form click the link ‘Apply on Website’

To Apply please send your CV and supporting statement with a completed monitoring form to the email address available via the link ‘Apply on Website’.

Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.

Volunteering Matters is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance in relation to equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive if we have not contacted you by the interview date it means that on this occasion we are unable to take your application further.