Volunteering Development Partner (Charity / Adult Care)

Location
London
Salary
£39,039 per annum (actual)
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
24 Sep 2017
Ref
00316390
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

Volunteering Development Partner (Charity / Adult Care) 

Create a world without dementia 

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

Position: Regional Volunteering Development Partner 
Location: London (with travel across London and Central England regions) 
Contract type: Fixed Term - 6 months initially, with potential for extension to 12 months 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: £39,039.00 per annum (actual) 

Closing date: 24 September 2017 
Interview date: Thursday 5 October 2017 in London 

About the role: 

Could you create a better world for people affected by dementia? If so, we need you! 

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. 
At Alzheimer’s Society, volunteers do more than just support the work we do. They make up the majority of our workforce and bring an extraordinary range and depth of expertise to bear on our rapidly evolving organisation. Quite simply, achieving our vision of a world without dementia would be impossible without their contribution. An exciting opportunity has come up to cover a period of maternity leave and so we are now looking for a talented volunteering development professional to help us maximise volunteer time and talents at a regional level. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join us, as we embark on delivering our new strategy, the New Deal on Dementia. As part of our management team, you will use your expert knowledge, coaching and influencing skills to actively shape and implement our regional volunteering activities in ways that aligns with our wider organisational strategy. 

This will go beyond helping to develop regional people plans. You will participate in new service development initiatives, contribute to projects of national importance and build relationships that facilitate the effective management of volunteers. We will rely on you to share best practice and to produce volunteer-related information and insights that improve the quality of our decision-making. Key to enabling our volunteer managers to manage, you will work with colleagues to improve the engagement, support and training of our volunteer community. Championing equality, diversity, inclusion and user involvement will be other important aspects of your role. 

About you: 

Educated to degree level or equivalent – and ideally holding a relevant Volunteer Management qualification – you will have significant experience of volunteering and volunteer management with a geographically dispersed organisation. You will certainly know how to work in partnership with regional teams to develop and deliver ambitious business plans, and you must have proven ability to develop and deliver volunteering-related learning interventions. In addition to first-class analytical and influencing skills, you will need a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration. Add to that your determination to lead by example, and your capacity to inspire exceptional performance in others, and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team. 

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. 

You may have experience of the following: Volunteer Management, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Volunteer Development Partner, HR, Human Resources, Not For Profit, Volunteering, Organisational Development, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.