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Programme Manager (Volunteer Development)

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    Charity & Not For Profit

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    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £43,316 to £48,732 actual per annum, depending on location

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    4 months ago

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Programme Manager (Volunteer Development) 

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Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

Position: Volunteering Development Programme Manager 
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 
Contract type: Full time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: National: £43,316 actual per annum, Fringe: £45,483 actual per annum, London: £48,732 actual per annum. Dependent on location 

Closing date: 17 May 2019 
Interview date: 23 May (in London) 

About the role: 

At our client, they are inspired by many things – from the resilience of people and families affected by dementia to the generosity of the public in supporting their research and their growing range of dementia support services. But nothing inspires them more than the thousands of volunteers who make their work possible. They not only account for the majority of the workforce; they bring with them a level of commitment and expertise that is successfully driving their vision of a world without dementia. 

You will be joining our client at a particularly exciting time. As the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, you will be part of the leadership team shaping and delivering a significant investment into their Volunteering approaches, which will enable the delivery of their strategy ambition. 

You will be reporting to their Head of Volunteering, within the People and Organisational Development Directorate, As the Volunteering Development Programme Manager you will provide expert volunteer knowledge and a structured project management approach to lead the building of greater organisational volunteering capacity. 

You will, through being accountable for the designing, shaping and growing of a range of volunteer programs which enable the delivery of their volunteering definition, ambitions and ethos. 

Providing leadership to a team of employees and volunteers, you will plan develop and deliver agreed projects and programs across all directorates. 

Additionally, through building collaborative relationships, using a business partnering approach you will support and enable great volunteering across the Society and support and embed their volunteering ethos. 

About you: 

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will need a relevant Volunteer Management qualification or a high level of relevant experience within a large and complex charity. Your proven ability to shape and lead the volunteering agenda in such an environment must be supported by an in-depth understanding of the volunteering sector and the wider health and social and charitable fundraising landscape in the UK. 

You will have a strong track record of working as part of senior team. You will have outstanding skills and experience in project and programme management, be a great people manager with excellent communication skills, you will also need the gravitas to influence senior decision makers and challenge the status quo when necessary. Resilience and first-class problem-solving skills are, of course, essential. 

Our client's employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with our client. 

Our client is committed to equal opportunities. 

You may have experience of the following: Volunteering Officer, Volunteer Manager, Senior Volunteer Officer, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer recruitment, Charity, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.