Volunteer Co-ordinator

We are now looking for a confident and friendly individual with excellent communication skills who will enjoy recruiting, training and supporting the diverse range of volunteers who give their time to Blind Veterans UK.

Salary
£22,022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Location
Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, Tee-side
Closing Date
Closing date is 3PM on 23 April 2019

Volunteer Co-ordinator (maternity cover up to 12 months)

Community 10 – Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, Tee-side

35 hours per week

£22,022 per annum

 

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

 

We are now looking for a confident and friendly individual with excellent communication skills who will enjoy recruiting, training and supporting the diverse range of volunteers who give their time to Blind Veterans UK.

 

The job involves:

 

  • Identifying and responding to the needs of members within the local community by reviewing and assessing volunteering opportunities.
  • Organising and implementing the recruitment of volunteers in line with our volunteer recruitment policy
  • Maintaining regular contact with volunteers to provide ongoing support. Being the first point of contact for volunteer’s enquiries.
  • Maintaining accurate, secure and up to date records on the volunteers and other service data for monthly reporting
  • Promoting volunteering in the area through attending events and building networks to increase awareness.

 

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage but we will consider applications from those who are able to demonstrate how their alternate skill, knowledge and experience is relevant to this role.

 

This is a Monday to Friday role, however there will be occasional evening and weekend work. It is primarily a home-based role, however travel to locations within the area will be necessary. Benefits include free life assurance, sickness benefit scheme, generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

Closing date:                                                 Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 15:00

Telephone interview date:                           Wednesday 1 May 2019

Selection Day:                                              Tuesday 7 May 2019

 

For more information on the role and details on how to apply, please visit our website at www.blindveterans.org.uk

 

If you think you have what it takes to be part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, please look at the full Job Description and complete an Application Form and Personal Details Form, which can be downloaded below, and send them to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk. Please include “Community 9” in your email’s title. Please note only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs.

 

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Application Form

Personal Details Form - DBS

Volunteering Coordinator- Job Description (Sept 2018).pdf