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E16, London
£25,000 - £28,000 per year
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London, Greater London
£26,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About us

The Kids Network is a community of children and young professionals connecting through fun, friendship and hardship for positive social change. 

We provide children with a volunteer mentor; a young professional from the community who delivers safe and consistent sessions over 12 months. Each mentee receives 100 hours of one-to-one support outside of the home and school environment. 

As a young, growing organisation, we are looking for someone to join our small but mighty team to lead our programmes across London communities. 

Volunteer Coordinator

We are excited to announce that we’re hiring a Volunteer Coordinator to join the team to lead on our Hackney mentoring programme. 

You will work to support our amazing mentees by managing our volunteer mentors as they navigate digital mentoring during Covid-19. You will lead our Hackney project, bringing the community together through fun and friendship. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in the growth of the organisation and make a positive impact for children in London as we transition out of lockdown measures. 

Role description

One year fixed term contract (with the potential to extend)

5 days a week (35 hours)

£26,000 pa

Some weekend and evening work required

As our Volunteer Coordinator you will have an entrepreneurial spirit to effectively deliver our mentoring programme in order to achieve positive outcomes for children. 

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated, personable, strong communicator who is passionate about the importance of mentoring and equality of opportunity. To be successful, you will be solution focused, positive, proactive and a quick learner. 

Experience of developing relationships, supporting volunteers working with vulnerable children and delivering programmes from a charity perspective is essential. 

The Kids Network values fun, commitment and innovation – this is the culture we want embedded throughout the organisation. If you are passionate about connecting for change and share our vision, we want to hear from you.

About the role:

  • Uphold our safeguarding principles and processes to the highest standard
  • Drive a diverse volunteer recruitment strategy to represent our mentees
  • Vet, train and onboard new mentors in line with our safer recruitment practices
  • Deliver outstanding volunteer management 
  • Celebrate volunteers in creative and effective ways
  • Host monthly mentor meet ups and deliver ongoing training
  • Deliver the programme to meet KPIs
  • Build and manage strategic relationships with key community stakeholders 
  • Manage CRM system, ensuring data is kept up to date
  • Act in compliance with our policies and processes at all times, ensuring our data is stored and managed in line with GDPR 
  • Act as an ambassador for The Kids Network attending events where necessary
  • Communicate the successes of the organisation to our supporters through our channels

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Track record of managing volunteers effectively - ability to motivate and support volunteers to provide consistent support to vulnerable children 
  • Experience in following safeguarding processes and foundation level in child protection
  • Experience of developing networks and relationships with a wide range of partners, volunteers and stakeholders
  • Experience of delivering small to medium-scale programmes from start to finish
  • Ability to be solution focused and self-motivating, to work on your own initiative and be accountable for your own work
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to communicate to a range of audiences with impact
  • Skilled at delivering engaging training sessions and organising events
  • Excellent IT skills with ability to use spreadsheets, emails and databases effectively 
  • Non-judgemental, self-motivated, pro-active, compassionate and solution focused

Desirable skills and experience

  • Understanding of the UK education and charity sector
  • Knowledge of the communities in Hackney and East London 
  • Experience of working with children and families directly in challenging environments and understanding of the challenges facing children in London
  • Experience delivering effective training and workshops to volunteers to support their development 
  • Marketing and communications skills
  • Event management skills

The Kids Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check.

We particularly encourage applications from Black candidates and People of Colour to apply for this role as we continue to build our culture of inclusion and representation within our team. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th August at midnight. We will conduct interviews on the 20th and 21st of August. 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter, no longer than two pages, to our Founder, Sarah Woodcock 

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The Kids Network


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Refreshed on: 31 July 2020
Closing date: 16 August 2020
Job ref: Volunteer Coordinator Hackney
Tags: Project Management,Volunteer Management

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