Recruitment and Selection Volunteer
Location: Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey
Hours: Hours required will be discussed at interview.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join the British Red Cross as a Recruitment and Selection volunteer. Your role will be to assist the Recruitment and Selection Co-ordinator to welcome volunteers into our organisation by providing a quality recruitment and induction support service for our volunteers. This role will help to ensure that the new volunteer's experience is a positive one, which increases the chance of retention and gives the person a fulfilling volunteering journey.
About the team
The role of the Recruitment and Selection Volunteer sits within the Volunteer Operations Department. We enable the organisation to support people crisis by recruiting the right volunteers and ensuring they receive a quality recruitment and induction experience.
About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills. You will keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who shows:
- They are willing to adhere to our fundamental principles and are able to apply these principles when recruiting volunteers, ensuring that we are impartial.
- Awareness of the benefits of having a diverse range of volunteers within the organisation.
- A willingness to learn if they don't already have experience of recruitment.
- They are able to give constructive feedback to potential volunteers who are not suitable.
- IT literate and the ability to use British Red Cross systems (full training will be provided).
Volunteer Benefits Include:
The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives.
- Comprehensive free training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
- Support to develop your workplace skills e.g. communication and networking with partner agencies, administration skills.
- The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people interested in humanitarian work/issues.
- Reimbursement of reasonable expenses.
- Management support in your role.
- The opportunity to make a real contribution to supporting the services of the British Red Cross and being valued as an integral member of the department.
- Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 17 million volunteers across the world.
Tasks Included in this Role:
- Talking to potential volunteers about volunteering at promotional events such as recruitment fairs, universities etc.
- Supporting potential volunteers through the recruitment process
- Assisting the Recruitment and Selection Co-ordinator to select potential volunteers. This will be using various methods such as interviews and recruitment events.
- Conducting (where necessary) checks on volunteers joining the organisation
- Supporting new volunteers to access initial training
Core Learning Requirements
- Approximately 30 hours training
- Minimum Induction - within 3 weeks
- Has been introduced to Line Manager and role description discussed
- Has been given a Health and Safety briefing pertinent to the site they will normally be operating from
- Full Induction - within 3 months
- British Red Cross Foundation Course e-module (IN-FCEL)
- Foundation Course (IN-FC)
- Recruitment and Selection Training (PL-REC-2017)
- Young People and this role
- We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring and the minimum age for this role is 15. An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17. This would include avoiding 1-1 situations when carrying out the role.
About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.
We value the skills and experience that people bring to the organisation. We will work with you to look at your knowledge and skills and help make an assessment about which elements of the learning for your role you will need to complete with us and recognise where you may already know all that you need to confidently and safely carry out your duties. We want to try and make sure that you get all the training you need, no more and no less.
The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
Refusing to ignore people in crisis