Job description

Recruitment and Selection Volunteer

Location: Hertfordshire
Commitment: 2 hours per week. Hours are flexible (Week days, Evenings and weekends)

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.
At the British Red Cross we care about our people. We understand that our workforce is central to both helping people in crisis, and maintaining our image as one of the most trusted charities in the UK.

The People & Learning Directorate team work across the organisation, recruiting, developing, and retaining our people. Even though we can get a little busy, we're a diverse group who like to have fun, and we take a lot of satisfaction in being able to play our part in helping make the Red Cross what it is today.

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).

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.

Here's a little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.

From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goal is to connect human kindness with human crisis.

We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

We support a huge range of people and we recruit for a diverse workforce - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

Our Promise
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.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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Posted on: 06 November 2019
Closed date: 05 December 2019
Job ref: REQ0000025QM
Tags: Human Resources