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Volunteering Manager

Volunteering Manager

Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We provide a range of services including Supported Living, residential, and short breaks, and we lead the field nationally, in utilising new technology.

We are one of the leading learning disability charities in the country, providing support for over 3,000 people with a learning disability and employing around 3000 staff. Everything we do focuses on enabling the people we support live the best life possible.

Position: Supported Volunteering Options Manager
Location: Bradford & Yorkshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £27,021 per annum
Benefits Package: Hft Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, contributory pension scheme and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development

Closing date: Friday 5 July 2019
Interview date: Monday 8 July 2019

About the role: 

The Supported Volunteering Options Manager role is central to the delivery of high quality services and the development of volunteering outcomes for people who have Learning Disabilities in Bradford and surrounding localities in Yorkshire.

This exciting role involves the management of supporting staff working on volunteering projects alongside people we support both in group or individual volunteering opportunities. Remote management of this team will be part of this role. The successful candidate will need to work flexibly as the role may involve daily travel and some occasional evening and weekend work.

It will be important in this role to promote the best practice across the Yorkshire geographical region and the post holder will have a role in supporting the Area Manager and Divisional Director in influencing the organisations’ volunteering strategy moving forward. The role will also be the operational lead for building links and partnerships with local volunteering networks.

About you: 

The job requires an individual with drive, enthusiasm and commitment. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who has the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people’s supported employment needs in a way that respects their individuality.

As the Volunteering Options Manager you will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the barriers faced by people we support in accessing volunteering and the range of models or approaches to address this. You will have experience of leading and managing a team to transform, deliver and measure success of volunteering programmes.

You will have experience of managing stakeholders across a variety of projects with conflicting priorities, be comfortable with budgeting, data analysis and be able to present information using a variety of Microsoft Office applications.

Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.

Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

You may have experience of the following: Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Management, Service Manger, Project Coordinator, Volunteering Options Manager, Programme Manager, Service Manager, Service Coordinator, Operations Manager, Charity, Third sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.