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Role Description

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

Salary: £24,000 per annum plus benefits

Location: home-based with as an when some travel requirements to  our homes across the South West (Devon and Bristol) and Oxfordshire regions 

Hours: 37.5 Full time

It's an exciting time to join the volunteering team at SeeAbility! 

We are recruiting a full time Volunteer Coordinator who will be responsible for the recruitment, management and supervision of volunteers within the assigned region.

 

You will act as the main contact for each volunteer, providing regular support and supervision and ensure integration with the local staff team. The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the local Service Manager/s, the Fundraising Team and the Volunteer Manager on all aspects of volunteer development as appropriate.

About the role

Recruitment, Management and Supervision:

  • Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities based on the needs of the organisation where these might take place at homes across the South West (Devon and Bristol) and Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire region  of England, mainly remotely working from Home.
  • Recording and reporting on a regular basis to the Volunteer Manager and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Advertise volunteer opportunities and roles both locally and nationally (if applicable) through the website, recruitment platforms and social media.
  • Interview and recruit Volunteers; ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position.
  • Complete and process all paperwork related to applicants: process application forms, request and process references and DBS checks, ensuring accuracy of information, confidentiality and proper record keeping at all times. Deliver induction and training for Volunteers either remotely/virtually or face to face when possible/applicable.
  • Supervise, monitor, support and accredit Volunteers and their work.

    Networking:

  • Promote Volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment, publicity strategies and campaigns and attend relevant Volunteering events locally and regionally. Network with relevant organisations in the local community.
  • To work in conjunction with the Fundraising Team to attract potential new income streams from individual, community and corporate Volunteers, and to attract potential new Community and Corporate Volunteering Teams for on-going projects at services local to each Team.
  • Organise profile-raising events to attract new Volunteers.
  • Work with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to influence decisions about Volunteering.
  • Liaise effectively and efficiently with other departments and SeeAbility locations, undertaking tasks as required to support requests.

    Others:

  • Adhere to all relevant Volunteering and other regulatory guidelines and to all relevant legislative obligations relating to Volunteering. Keep up-to-date with legislation and policy related to Volunteering and make any necessary modifications to accommodate changes.
  • To promote and champion the role of Volunteers, both internally and externally, so that they are respected and valued for their contribution to the organisation.
  • Undertake other administrative duties on a need basis. Undertake training in line with development of their own role, as directed by the Volunteer Manager.
  • To ensure both the Volunteer Co-ordinator  and Volunteers assist in maintaining a safe working environment and to follow the requirements of SeeAbility’s Health and Safety Manual (policies and procedures) and any local codes of working practices.
  • Provide confidentiality at all times, working appropriately with sensitive documentation according to GDPR principles and other regulations.

    Notes:

  • It is the Charity’s policy to review Job Descriptions on an annual basis to ensure such duties contained herein continue to accurately reflect the requirements of the role. This Job description will therefore be subject to change and development in line with the needs of the Section / Charity. Any such changes will be discussed and agreed with the post holder.
  • The post holder is expected to be conversant with and work within the aims and objectives of the Section / Charity and to adhere to current policies, practices and procedures.

About Us:

SeeAbility is a specialist registered charity with a 225 year history supporting people who have autism, physical and/ or learning disabilities, visual impairments. The values or the organisation promote personalisation and inclusion; with a strong focus on helping the people we support learn skills that will bring them greater independence.

 
Please note reserve the right to close the vacancy early based on volume of applications received.
Our Benefits

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 33 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership

If you want to make a difference too, join our team.