Eastbourne, East Sussex

£24,970 per year (pro rata), £20,245 per year (actual)

Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Job Description


Community & Volunteer Co-ordinator
30 hours per week
Permanent Contract
£24,970 per annum (pro-rata)
£20,245 per annum (actual)

We are recruiting a Community & Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and support adult volunteers/mentors from the local communities, to work with vulnerable young people based in our supported housing projects and the local community. This includes launching and delivering our established Positive Placements employability programme in Eastbourne for the first time. 

The Community & Volunteer Co-ordinator will seek to build links and financial support from local stakeholders and businesses, leading to greater opportunities for work experience, apprenticeships and employment for the young people that we support.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 5.4 weeks annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

You will be responsible for recruiting and managing a new caseload of volunteers, as well as ongoing recruitment and training. You will need to maintain monitoring systems to ensure the strategic development of the volunteering programme works towards departmental and team objectives and targets.

You must have experience of working with young people, and have an understanding of the issues and barriers which may be experienced by vulnerable young people in a supported housing setting. You will need to have experience in recruiting and supporting volunteers, and delivering training programmes. The role will involve organising, managing and prioritising your own workload with periods of minimal supervision

For more information please contact Tracey Wilkes, Learning and Development Manager: [email protected] .org 

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 28th May 

Interviews date: Wednesday 5th June

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg .org/vacancies/, or email [email protected] .org or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE.