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St. Hilda’s is a vibrant Shoreditch charity with a 130-year history of supporting our diverse local community to connect with each other and new opportunities. We believe that everyone in Tower Hamlets deserves the same opportunity to grow, develop and achieve their potential. We run wellbeing and welfare programmes across two centres including a large community centre and Sonali Gardens Day Centre.
About the Role
The Volunteer Coordinator will play a key role at St Hilda’s, embedding volunteering best practice across the organisation and ensuring volunteers are meaningfully involved in all aspects of St Hilda’s programmes and services. Responsibilities include volunteer recruitment, training, support and development, in collaboration with St Hilda’s programme leads.
This role is part-time (3 days per week - 0.6 FTE)
We're looking for someone passionate about volunteering and the impact volunteers have on communities, who is excited to work in a vibrant community centre and embed volunteering best practices across all our programmes.
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering email outlining your suitability for the role.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday the 11th of September, though we reserve the right to close applications early if we have enough suitable applications.
Interviews will be over Microsoft Teams in the first instance, followed by 2nd interviews at our premises on Club Row.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) in London is looking for a Business Development Manager based in London, or within very easy reach of Central London.
The role will focus primarily on our established team across the capital. In addition there will be opportunities to work collaboratively with other BDM roles in England but with a focus on the south of England in generating new business as well as assisting in maintaining ‘business as usual’ work.
Our work is community based, supporting environmental education, community engagement, greenspace volunteering and more, achieving outcomes for both people and nature.
We are looking for an experienced candidate who can bring their bid and tender writing skills to our team. Having knowledge of London boroughs and existing relationships will be beneficial, as will possessing strong budgeting skills.
Experience of supporting community engagement initiatives is essential. Knowledge of the environmental sector as well as experience of and supporting work to reach underrepresented groups is an important element of this role and wider TCV strategy.
This role will also be expected to engage with and contribute towards other TCV initiatives as required and/ or relevant.
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- This post will be subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
- The role is offered full time (35 hours per week) and on a permanent basis
- We support employees to work flexibly in different ways in both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don't promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk about flexible working.
Please note if shortlisted applicants will be required to complete our application form prior to interview as part of our safeguarding practice.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are recruiting an important addition to our team - a Volunteer Co-Ordinator who has a passion to build our volunteering programme. We already benefit from the contribution of amazing volunteers, and we want to build on this success, making our volunteer programme bigger, better and achieve a higher impact than before.
If you think you have the knowledge of volunteering to help us to achieve this goal, and you have the experience of unlocking people’s potential to make volunteering a viable development pathway for our community and broader, this could be the perfect role for you.
You will take personal responsibility for the recruitment, training (accredited and non-accredited), development and retention of volunteers to enable us to increase our capacity to deliver services to local residents, build a positive and developmental experience for volunteers and staff, and evaluate the impact of volunteering on the charity, the volunteers and the broader community.
You will also be involved in designing and developing robust policies and managing the day-to-day activities of a volunteer training and development programme.
The role will be delivered within our offices with some remote working expected.
Please note that this position is subject to availability of funding. The initial appointment will be for six months with a view to an extension subject to funding.
Applicants demonstrating suitability for the role may be asked to provide further information regarding their experience.
Job Title: Volunteering Data & Engagement Coordinator
Region: Homebased or London
Directorate: People and Organisational Development
Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £21,825 to £23,028 (plus £4452 London Weighting, if applicable)
At the Royal British Legion, we believe in building on potential. As a Volunteering Data & Engagement Coordinator you will be responsible for enhancing existing and develop new methods of engagement with all RBL volunteers across the organisation to improve our relationship with our volunteers and enhance our insight.
At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.
We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed. It is an exciting and innovative time for the Volunteering Support Unit as it drives the continuing development of volunteering across the organisation. As a Volunteering Data & Engagement Coordinator, you will develop the functionality of our volunteer database to increase adoption and achieve the best quality volunteering data on our systems though analysis of issues and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions.
If successful, the main duties of your role will be:
- Gather, analyse, and interpret complex information to produce reports, or request relevant reports from internal and external teams and suppliers to support data analysis and issue fixing.
- Develop new methods of engagement with volunteers and coordinate the planning and execution of Volunteer Engagement Groups to ensure volunteers are engaged in the development of RBL volunteering.
- Provide input into resolving complex, high level issues, supporting the managers in agreeing the best approach and solution.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal stakeholders.
- Work collaboratively with IT and HR systems team to continually develop and enhance the user experience for the RBL volunteer database.
- Develop process maps for the volunteer database to support and enhance adoption.
About the Royal British Legion – People & Organisational Development
Across the country, in every city and on every street, the RBL is there to support our Armed Forces community.
It's this mission, this scale, this opportunity, and the values we all live by, that makes the Legion such a fulfilling place to thrive.
Within our People directorate, you’ll find teams such as Human Resources, Culture and Organisational Development, D&I, Resourcing and Talent Management, Volunteering and Safeguarding. If you were to join any of them, you’d be central to ensuring this vision comes to life, and that our people operations run efficiently both internally and externally.
So, if you want to give your days meaning and put your passion into a role with real impact. If you want to support people and be supported yourself and be part team that faces every challenge together, this role is for you. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.
Please note that this role can be based at our London office, which is located at Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA, or can be Home based. London Weighting will be offered to candidates based at Haig House with an expectation to attend the London office regularly (minimum of 2 days per week). Candidates taking up the role on a remote basis from Home will not be eligible for London Weighting.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.
We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.
How to Apply
Please click ‘Apply Online’
Closing date for this role is: Sunday 4th September.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.
Volunteer Art Therapist
Contract: Volunteer – minimum 2 year commitment
Hours: 7-14 hours per week
Closing date: 05/09/2022
Expected date of interviews: TBC
We have an exciting opportunity for an Art Therapist to volunteer in our London centre and provide clinical care co-ordination services alongside our multi-disciplinary team. You will perform holistic assessments for Freedom from Torture’s service users, identifying their current needs, whether related or unrelated to torture. The assessments will empower service users by helping them to understand their needs and how to access care from other providers, including the NHS and other agencies.
It is therefore essential that you have an in depth understanding of the NHS, social care, and other refugee agencies in the UK. You must be a Qualified Art Therapist and you must have full professional registration and a valid current licence to practice.
The successful candidate must also have experience of working with individuals, young people and families who have suffered physical and psychological trauma and must have the ability to convey messages effectively, tailoring delivery to the needs of recipients.
To view the Role Description and Person Specification, please click on the attachment.
Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.
Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.
We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.
Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.
Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.
No agencies please.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a positive individual to join our team as a Volunteer Team Leader on a permanent basis in the London area. You will join us working 35 hours per week including occasional weekends and evenings. You will be based remotely, with a requirement to travel in and around London in the proper execution of your duties. The ideal candidate will live inside or around the M25 or be willing to relocate. In return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £27,790.65 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
Reporting to the Operations Manager for London you will be working closely with Area Branch Development Managers and other internal and external stakeholders including volunteers, to develop and promote volunteering opportunities.
Responsibilities of our Volunteer Team Leader:
The main purpose of this role is to promote and co-ordinate volunteering within a designated geographical area. The post holder will recruit, train, schedule and support a team of diverse volunteers to enhance the smooth running of activities within branches, centres, and/ or projects etc., in all aspects of their work.
What we’re looking for in our Volunteer Team Leader:
- A full, manual driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential
- Proven team leader and/or supervisory experience as well as experience previously supervising volunteers
- Good organisational skills as well as a proven ability to multitask and work on own initiative, accurately and under pressure
- A flexible approach to hours and enjoys working as part of team
- Confident communicator with lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude!
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £27,790.65 per annum plus excellent benefits
- generous annual leave entitlement
- contribution pension scheme
- life assurance scheme
- range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
- and more
Join us as our Volunteer Team Leader and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 21st August 2022
Virtual interview date: w/c 29th August 2022
Please note, should we receive a large amount of applications for this vacancy, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment
You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.
Job Title: Volunteer Manager
Reporting To: Strategic Volunteer Lead
Salary: £24,000-27,000 per annum
Contract type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract, 6 months
About The Felix Project
The Felix Project is London's biggest food redistribution charity and the largest end-to-end food redistribution charity in Europe.
Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted.
We rescue surplus food from businesses, supermarkets, restaurants and farms. This food is nutritious, in-date, and safe and includes a high proportion of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. If we did not rescue this food, it would be at risk of going to waste. Instead, we deliver it free of charge to London charities, schools, food banks, COVID food hubs and other organisations serving people in need. Our food is a vital lifeline for children and families, people on low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, the homeless, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, the elderly and keyworkers.
We were founded in 2016 in memory of Felix Byam Shaw, by his father, entrepreneur Justin Byam Shaw.
Purpose of the Job
Volunteers play a central role in every aspect of The Felix Projects work, and we work hard to build a happy and positive environment for all our volunteers. The Volunteer Manager position is therefore a key role at The Felix Project, supporting our volunteers at our well-established North London (Enfield).
You will be accountable for recruiting and inducting new volunteers to the operations you are responsible for, and with supporting teams to create a highly positive volunteering experience and implement a quality volunteer journey. The ability to manage data and analyse and report on volunteering metrics is also a key requirement of this role.
Duties and Accountabilities
* Responsible for recruiting, training and motivating volunteers in Enfield.
* Administrative tasks, including managing the volunteer databases (Better Impact, Dynamics Marketing) and becoming a super user on key volunteer management systems
* Produce regular reports and metrics on volunteering, for our trustees, volunteers, and other key stakeholders
* Alongside other Volunteer Managers, develop and deliver volunteer recruitment campaigns
* Develop and support volunteer events for recruitment and recognition
* Support on communications to volunteers
* Deliver volunteer inductions and training
* Handling individual volunteer queries and issues
* Liaise with external organisations to recruit volunteers, and network with local volunteer centres
* Acting as a local ambassador for The Felix Project
* Alongside other Volunteer Managers, development and implementation of all volunteering policies and procedures
The Felix Project recognises the positive value of diversity and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified or experienced individuals, regardless of their race, gender, biological sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
You will love working with a wide variety of people and be able to quickly build strong and positive relationships in a volunteer-centric organisation. You are highly organised, data and IT savvy, and efficient with your time, and you are used to prioritising and making a difference wherever you go. You have a passion to be in a charity that is expanding rapidly and thrive in a busy environment. You will have a desire to help reduce food waste and/or fight food poverty.
Essential skills/knowledge relevant to this role
* Experience of working with volunteers and/or volunteering
* Experience of recording data, reporting, monitoring and evaluation processes and maintaining databases including the production of accurate and timely reports
* Evidence of providing appropriate support and supervision to volunteers
* Project management experience, including setting and meeting clear targets and outcomes and working with colleagues to achieve outcomes
* Strong interpersonal, networking and facilitation skills
* Proven track record in improving and embedding processes and procedures
* Ability to work with a diverse range of people
* Digital savvy, with a track record of learning new systems quickly
* Problem solving skills
* Desirable skills/knowledge relevant to this role
* Experience volunteering with The Felix Project
* Experience using volunteer management software such as Better Impact
* Strong data analysis skills
* Committed to reducing food waste and fighting food poverty
* Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required
What you'll get in return
You will be working in an upbeat, innovative charity with strong vision, ambition and a fantastic culture and leadership team. This role at our located in our Enfield depot (EN1 1SH), but you may be asked to occasionally work in one of our other locations as part of your duties. The salary is c£24,000-27,000 per annum (dependant on experience), 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.
Contract Type: Fixed-term Contract: 6-months
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday Friday, with occasional need for working outside of regular hours.
Please apply via our recruitment portal.
Please upload your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
Please make sure that they're both uploaded before you submit your application. After you have submitted your application, you have 24 hours in which you can access your application and make edits. We suggest that you complete one last proof-read after submission and double check that your CV etc. uploaded correctly.
Applications close: 23:30 Sunday 21st August
Interviews: Early September
We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Journey Executive to join our volunteering team based in Gilwell Park, Chingford with hybrid working options (home based working would also be considered.) The team is happy to discuss this with the potential candidate.
The team is flexible and there will only be a need to attend the office twice a month.
You will join our team on a full time, permanent basis (35 hours per week). In return we will offer you a competitive salary of £36,712 per annum (inclusive of Outer London Weighting).
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. We give over 400,000 4-25 year olds across the UK the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview: the skills they need for life. Scouts is the place to be yourself and find yourself. And this is all delivered and supported by 125,000 passionate volunteers.
The Volunteering Transformation Team leads Scouts’ strategic work to improve the experience of Scouts volunteers.
It’s a great time to join us. Building on two years of design and development work with volunteers across and beyond Scouts, we’re getting ready to roll out new ways of working from the start of 2023.
As part of the team, you’ll have the chance to further develop and put into action how we make the experience of our 125,000 strong volunteer team easier, more inclusive and more fun. Ultimately ensuring that we’re better able to reach more young people and support them to develop skills for life.
We’re a supportive team of staff and volunteers, based across the UK, with a shared passion to make Scouts an amazing place to volunteer. We’d love to hear from you!
Key responsibilities as our Volunteer Journey Executive:
- Lead on planning, co-creating and delivering new ways of working which support our work to transform the experience of Scouts volunteers
- Organise and support how we engage volunteers and potential volunteers in our transformation work, including recruiting participants, designing activities and working sessions, and testing, piloting and reviewing ideas and ways of working
- Prepare for and support the roll out of new processes and systems, including creating resources and guidance to support volunteers and volunteer managers
- Work closely with wider teams across the organisation in particular Communications, Digital Transformation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Safe Scouting to coordinate effectively with wider transformation and change projects
- Work with partners from the voluntary sector and use good practice to influence the development of Scouts volunteer experience
What we are looking for in our Volunteer Journey Executive:
- The ability to build successful relationships, collaborate, influence and negotiate with other
- Experience in creating and putting into action what’s needed for a great volunteer experience
- The ability to work regular evenings and occasional weekends. (Time off in lieu is given for agreed hours worked outside of the usual working pattern.)
What we can offer you as our Volunteer Journey Executive:
- Hybrid working within a flexible, UK wide team – happy to discuss options
- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 32 days after 5 years’ service
- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
- Life Assurance
- Simply Health Scheme
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Free car parking
We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
- Up to four personal days of paid leave a year
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Childcare Vouchers
- Flexible working hours
- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
- Study and volunteer leave
Closing date: 11:59pm Sunday 4th September 2022
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Strictly no agencies.
This is a key role at a time of exciting development for Switchboard, our listening service handles, on average, over 18,000 conversations each year with people from the LGBTQIA+ communities that need someone to listen.
Since 1974 our service has been there for our communities. In the present day, our listening service is available by phone, instant messenger and by email, our team of dedicated listening volunteers are there to support our service users. Our listening service is staffed by over 200 dedicated volunteers, who all identity as members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
The pandemic bought us many challenges but has also created opportunities. Switchboard listening volunteers are now able to volunteer from Switchboard HQ in London or remotely. We now have a clear understanding of the need for our service, and this also includes the unmet need.
We’re looking for someone with a good strategic brain and experience in leading support services. You’ll need to understand the challenges and needs of our service users and how these impact our volunteers.
Candidates should demonstrate a thorough understanding of LGBT+ people’s lives, including awareness of the issues that LGBTQIA+ people might face.
This new role is very much a hands-on role that will be a key part of the continued growth of the staff team at Switchboard.
As the need for our service continues to grow, so does our need to recruit and train listening volunteers, with the ultimate goal of achieving a high level of rota coverage, along with a quality service for those that reach out to us.
The skills and experience list is a guide for the kind of attributes we’d like you to have, however, to be considered for the role, you don’t need all of these.
We also understand that interviews can be overwhelming, and we really want to see the best of you. To that end, a significant amount of the interview questions will be provided to short-listed candidates in advance of the interviews.
We are seeking someone with the skills and passion needed to take forward this exciting next phase of our listening service. Working closely with volunteers and the GM (General Manager) you will play a key part in our organisational aim to ensure by 2024:
“No contact goes unanswered and is met with a quality service from volunteers that are reflective of the LGBTQIA+ communities”
This role is available on an initial 18-month contract, with the aim that this will become a permanent post.
The Full role description can be found here Volunteering and Training Manager
Application dates - The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd September at 12:00 Noon
TEAM AND CULTURE
This role sits within the staff team at Switchboard and reports directly to the General Manager. This post will manage the Volunteer Experience Lead and work closely with key volunteer-led operational teams and relevant trustee board sub-committees. Switchboard HQ is based near Angel in London N1, currently, the staff team are operating on a hybrid basis, there is an expectation to be in HQ at least 2 days a week, one of these days being a Wednesday. Switchboard is a vibrant community to be a part of, a place where we very much encourage staff and volunteers to bring their whole authentic selves to the organisation.
Switchboard is committed to being an inclusive workplace that represents the diverse communities that need our service. We actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from Black, POC, transgender, non-binary identities, and disability groups, who are currently under-represented within Switchboard.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Volunteering Development Officer
Salary: Up to £19,632 per annum
Hours/Contract: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Based: Hampstead Hospice - Hybrid (2-3 days per week)
Closing date: 11th September 2022
Interview date: 22nd September 2022
Our Marie Curie team in London is looking for a Volunteering Development Officer to join its volunteering department. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate and confident they can deliver a high quality service.
This role will support the Volunteering Business Partner and the Head of Volunteering in growing the programme and increasing the contribution of volunteers, taking Marie Curie to the forefront of volunteering in the UK. It will also support in the development of a high quality experience all those who choose to give their time to Marie Curie. We offer full training with this role as well as the option to complete an apprenticeship qualification.
The Volunteering Development Officer will also have ring-fenced time to support their local hospice with volunteer recruitment, induction and training.
This is an exciting development for Marie curie- these new roles will be hands-on posts directly supporting volunteers in their local communities.
Volunteers make the world of difference to Marie Curie every single day.
The successful candidate should be well organised, flexible and motivated.
Please view the full job description for a detailed overview of what is involved in this role.
What we are looking for:
- Creative and innovative - able to initiate and grow ideas for new volunteer services and activities and enthuse others
- Able to build and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to learn and use volunteer management systems effectively
- Team work-able to work effectively as part of the volunteering team, developing a programme of work that aligns with other plans
- Proven IT skills such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office suite of products.
- Regular travel over a wide regional area
- Experience of being a volunteer or volunteering programmes
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory standard criminal record check.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
Every day of your life matters - from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We're a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Everyone knows our daffodil, but it's our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis Skylight Brent, based in Harlesden, provides person-centred support that help people leave homelessness. We are dynamic, value led team that is pro-active in its approach to making change not only to our members but more widely within our local area.
About the role
As Volunteer Co-ordinator, you will be part of Skylight team recruiting volunteers to support the delivery of the Skylight Service and supporting our members to access volunteering opportunities as they strive to end their homelessness. The main responsibilities include; the efficient running of all volunteer activities, developing member volunteering activities linked with our local and national influencing and campaigning, and working with the National Volunteering Manager in the implementation of the Crisis Volunteering Strategy. You will also be overseeing the programme of member involvement locally.
This is a fixed term contract until December 2022
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of volunteer management best practice, including developing and supporting a wide range of volunteering opportunities and an understanding of volunteers’ motivations and the benefits they bring to Crisis. You will also have experience of working with socially excluded groups and individuals including supporting them to participate in user involvement initiatives and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how volunteering can bring about positive change.
We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave
Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm
And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Monday 29th August 22 (at 23:59)
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th Sept 22
We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email our Recruitment team, contact details can be found on our website.
Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Students’ Union UCL is an organisation that exists to make more happen. We are the representative body for University College London’s (UCL) students, one of the most diverse student communities in the world. We are one of the largest student-led organisations in the UK. It is a charity with over 48,000 members. We provide opportunities for 300 staff and have an annual turnover of more than £10.5m.
We are looking for a UCL East Volunteering Events Coordinator to support the Volunteering Service’s activities and services at UCL East by organising events including one-off volunteering, student-led volunteering events, Social Hackathons and recruitment / promotional events. This role will support the UCL East Manager to build relationships with academic departments and professional services teams at UCL East and Here East so that our activities are well-integrated into the wider campus
The role is a part time contract for 12 months until 31 July 2023.
Do you have experience of managing partnerships with a diverse range of voluntary sector organisations? Have you got a passion for volunteering and an understanding of its role within society?
The post holder will be responsible for keeping up to date with relevant developments in volunteering, university-community partnerships and student development, thereby ensuring that the work and that of the Volunteering Service are informed by best practice. The successful candidate will need to assist the Volunteering Service with the marketing of its services, activities and opportunities within UCL East. The post holder will also need to work collaboratively with other Students’ Union UCL teams in the delivery of an excellent programme at UCL East.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
PURPOSE OF THE POST
The role will report direct to the Chief Executive Officer and manage the delivery of volunteering services in Ealing and Hounslow. The role’s aims will be to support local Ealing and Hounslow organisations and communities with volunteering and youth social action initiatives. The post will also come with will require close management of a staff team to achieve KPI’s and service targets.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work closely with Ealing and Hounslow councils, communities, project partners and volunteers to deliver a professional, high-quality Volunteering service for both Ealing and Hounslow Boroughs.
• Implement a Volunteering Communications and Marketing Plan to include working with local media and social media platforms.
• Develop Social Action activities throughout both boroughs including crowd-funding opportunities.
• Create micro/digital/flexible volunteering opportunities including “one-off” engagement activities.
• Manage a team of 5 including 4 volunteer coordinators and a library volunteer supervisor
• To oversee a high-quality volunteer recruitment and brokerage service in Ealing and Hounslow. Develop new volunteering opportunities among VCS groups, public sector organisations and local businesses including creating corporate volunteering opportunities. Identify new opportunities to ensure that local residents from hard-to-reach communities or isolated areas of both boroughs have access to volunteering opportunities.
• To establish an ongoing programme of public engagement activities including marketing and promoting volunteering to local residents, VCS groups and businesses
• To manage a programme of online and in person workshops, training events and forums throughout both boroughs
• To manage a coordinator for a supported volunteering programmes for young people and for those with physical and mental health conditions and provide more intensive support including delivering 1:1 brokerage appointments with trained volunteer coordinators.
• To oversee the production of a bi-monthly volunteering e-news for both Ealing and Hounslow boroughs and the library for VCS groups to share ideas and best practice and raise the profile of volunteering and ensure that the website is current and regularly updated.
Please email your CV to Irfan
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Locality Impact directorate and lead on Engagement in their area.
Position: Engagement Officer
Location: Homebased, London with extensive travel across the locality area
Hours: Part-time, 28 hours per week
Salary: Salary circa £20,508 per annum (FTE circa £25,636 per annum pro rata)
(inner London weighting £2,639 per annum or outer London weighting £1,404 per annum may be applied in accordance to where you live)
Contract: This is a fixed term Maternity cover until 30 June 2023
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 30 August 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.
Reporting to the Engagement Lead, the Engagement Officer will work with colleagues across the locality to deliver against engagement activity, including supporting the development of the Stroke Group Network, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including groups, partners, stroke survivors and carers in the locality.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Supporting delivery against the community volunteering strategy for the locality
- Building and maintaining key relationships with key stakeholders
- Enabling peer support and self-sustaining stroke communities to flourish in the locality
- Providing management to volunteers and volunteer managers
- Supporting delivery of a localised approach to addressing health inequalities
- Volunteer recruitment
You will have experience/understanding of:
- Managing and developing volunteers
- Working in partnership with other organisations, ideally in voluntary, health and social care
- Developing support using co-production with service users
- Supporting groups and developing networks
The ability to travel extensively across the locality is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.
To fulfil the role you must you must be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter. Applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.
About the Organisation
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.
We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
You may also have experience in areas such as Community Engagement, Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement Lead, Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Engagement Worker, Community Engagement Assistant, Community Volunteering Engagement, Community Volunteering Engagement Officer, Volunteer, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Officer, Volunteer Coordinator.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
We give children the reading skills and confidence they need for a fair chance in life, through our volunteer-led programme. Our volunteers are vital to our ongoing success at Bookmark and our team are focused on providing them with a positive and rewarding volunteer experience. As a Volunteer Coordinator you’ll support our volunteers and proactively look for ways to grow our volunteer community. We’re looking for someone with a passion for process, admin and customer service, who can also provide an efficient and effective service.
Do you want to join a company with ambitious plans to make a social impact?
Each year, eight children in an average class will leave primary school unable to read well. These children often struggle in school, and beyond. Reading isn’t just about books. It’s about reading a road sign, a safety manual, a birthday card. It’s understanding a job application and the prescription that could help save your life.
When a child can navigate words, they can navigate the world. That’s why we’re helping children develop the reading skills they need to succeed by creating flexible volunteering at the heart of our communities. The Bookmark app matches schools with fully safeguarded, vetted and trained reading volunteers in the local community, at the tap of a button. Each volunteer delivers one-to-one reading sessions for a six-week programme with a child who needs extra help with their reading.
We are a small but growing team of hard-working people, who care about what we do. We love to roll up our sleeves, try new ways of doing things, and support each other so that we can achieve our goals. If that sounds like you and you share our vision and values, we'd love to hear from you.
Bookmark is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and opportunity for flexible working arrangements to support team members from different backgrounds.
Help us change the story for more children.
The salary for this role is £22,800, with pay to be reviewed on 01/09/2022.
Please apply by:
1. Completing an application form (found directly on our website)
2. Sending it to talent @ bookmarkreading . org
The deadline is midnight on 26/08/2022. Online interviews will be scheduled as applications are reviewed. This role will be based in our London office 2 days a week, with some flexibility offered.
Volunteer attraction and engagement
Work with the Volunteer Attraction & Engagement Manager to deliver the Volunteer Strategy and Bookmark’s vision
Support with volunteer interviews to ensure quality of candidates
Communicate and coordinate the volunteer application pipeline with stakeholders across the charity
Proactively look for innovative ways to increase volunteer applications
Actively promote Bookmark’s volunteering offer through online and in-person events
Support the operations function to increase volunteer activeness, satisfaction and retention
Actively share ideas from the wider team, volunteer community and wider stakeholders to deliver on required outcomes
Coordinate the implementation of activities and initiatives to deliver the required outcomes, supported by other functions in the charity
Deliver a range of activities and initiatives, to ensure the most effective use of time and money in achieving the required outcomes
Work with KPIs to achieve overarching goals
Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of events and drop-in sessions for prospective, onboarding and onboarded volunteers – supported by other teams and external experts where appropriate, to host sessions
Continuous development and coordination of other support services, including but not limited to our volunteer messaging platform, FAQs and the Volunteer Line
Encourage volunteers to help and support each other, through facilitating peer-to-peer communication
Maintain Bookmark presence on volunteer platforms, ensuring content is updated and engaging
Coordinate volunteer reward and recognition initiatives
Act as a point of contact for volunteer concerns and queries, escalating when required
Act as the voice of the volunteers, raising concerns and highlighting issues to the charity
Provide advice based on volunteer feedback to the wider organisation
Support and coordinate the volunteers on the Volunteer Advisory Board
Proactively identify opportunities to improve Bookmark’s processes across all areas
Articulate the benefits and value of volunteering with Bookmark to prospective and current partners
Identify and lead on collaborations and partnerships with other organisations that align with our vision and values to support more children , and support us to achieve our aims
Input and maintain accurate and up-to-date information on our systems, including Salesforce CRM and SharePoint
Ensure that all activity helps to build Bookmark’s brand and is always brand compliant
Passionate about our vision and mission
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
A strong focus on safeguarding and a child-centred approach
Confident presenting to a variety of audiences
Ability to work across functions
Friendly, inquisitive and helpful mindset
Enthusiastic, professional and positive, with a strong customer service ethos
A passion for administration, process and procedures
Ability to engage a variety of audiences
Service delivery focussed with a desire to achieve targets and objectives
Strong time management and organisational skills
Structured problem-solving approach with excellent attention to detail
Ability to work independently and contribute as part of a team
Flexible mindset to working in a busy organisation; willingness to adapt
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel and Word)
Technically literate with ability to support less-technically minded stakeholders
Salesforce and / or SharePoint experience desirable
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.