Volunteer Co-ordinator (Part Time)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£20,013.70 per annum pro rata
28 Jun 2019
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Volunteer Co-ordinator (Part Time)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire (with travel throughout Shropshire)

Do you have experience of supervising staff or volunteers? Want to take on a highly-rewarding role supporting a charity that's been helping people for 30+ years? If so, you may be the Volunteer Co-ordinator we're looking for.

About Us

YSS is a charity that helps people to help themselves. There are thousands of people in our communities who struggle with life and face what seem to be insurmountable barriers - they are why we exist. We provide a wide variety of community-based support for people and are often described as the 'glue' between those at risk of social isolation and the wider mainstream society.

Volunteers and the ethos and values that volunteering brings to YSS are hugely important to us. We strive to provide excellent training and support to our volunteers and value the amazing work they do for our organisation.

We're looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to join us on a part time basis and provide a high level of support to our volunteers, focusing on those within the Targeted Early Help team, which supports children, young people and their families.

The Benefits

- Salary of £20,013.70 pro rata
- Government pension
- Flexible working
- 24 days' holiday pro rata

Here at YSS, we believe our people are the key to our success. We encourage an environment of continuous professional development where staff have ownership of their own learning and are supported to pursue their career goals.

Within a warm and welcoming environment, you will have the chance to empower our volunteers, who are arguably the most important part of YSS. They allow us to help even more people in need, and in this exciting role, you'll ensure our volunteers get the recognition and support they deserve.

The Role

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator, you will recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers within Shropshire.

Acting as a key point of contact for volunteers and referring agencies, you will:

- Communicate with volunteers via telephone and email and organise group meetings, training and social events
- Complete risk assessments to ensure volunteers are working in a safe and compliant manner
- Organise a buddy system for volunteers and monitor the staff lone working system
- Create and maintain quality case management records

About You

To join us as our Volunteer Co-ordinator, you'll need:

- Experience of recruiting, supervising and/or managing staff or volunteers
- Previous experience of developing and delivering high-quality group training programmes
- Experience of working directly with vulnerable people
- Knowledge of child and adult safeguarding
- An understanding of, and a commitment to, equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice, confidentiality, and health and safety
- Strong numeracy and literacy skills (to GCSE standard or above)
- A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle

Previous volunteering experience would be beneficial, as would a qualification or training in criminal justice, social work, youth work, education, health or a related field. A Level 3 Award in Education & Training (PTTLS) would also be an advantage.

We'd like to hear from you if you've worked as a Volunteer Co-ordinator, Volunteering Supervisor, Volunteer Support Co-ordinator, Volunteering Co-ordinator, Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator or Programme Co-ordinator.

This is a part time role, working 18.5 hours per week (working pattern to be agreed). Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Webrecruit and YSS are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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