Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, supporting over 20,000 disabled people across our global operations.
We offer an environment where you can be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.
Position: Volunteer Co-ordinator Level 3
Location: Home based covering Gloucestershire
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: £11.87 / £17,330 for 28 hours (£23,210 FTE for 37.5 hours)
Closing Date: 6th June 2019
Interviews will be held on: 20th June 2019 at Gloucestershire House, Cheltenham.
About the role:
It’s amazing what can be achieved when people work together! We rely on volunteers to help us support people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are looking for someone to bring an organised, enabling and diverse approach to our volunteering programme in Gloucestershire, supporting our Can Do programme, digital inclusion programmes, Wheels for All and Gloucestershire House. Gloucestershire House is a purpose-built building for 36 adults with physical disabilities, with an active volunteering programme supporting our customers. You will also be responsible for managing our European funded overseas volunteer programme at Gloucestershire House, where volunteers join us and volunteer for a year, and will be required to spend one day per week managing this programme at Gloucestershire House.
You will be experienced in managing volunteers and will work directly with our customers and colleagues in actively recruiting volunteers specific to their needs. You will be responsible for invigorating volunteering at a local level, developing community engagement and supervising and supporting volunteers in their roles. You must be able to travel locally, have good communication and presentation skills and be computer literate. Flexibility including occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
This is an exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire. We are transforming the way we work to be at the heart of local life.
In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more!
Benefits: Fair and competitive pay rates. Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit. Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice). Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates. Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice). Access to child-care vouchers (salary sacrifice). Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
You may have experience of the following: Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Recruitment, Recruitment Officer, Volunteer Engagement, Community Engagement, Volunteering, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not For Profit, Third Sector, etc.