Volunteering and Community Officer
We’re looking to recruit a Volunteering and Community Officer to join our clients project, based in South West Wales.
Position: Volunteering and Community Steps Officer
Location: South West Wales (homebased)
Hours: 26 hours per week
Salary: circa £17,100 per annum
Contract: Permanent (we currently have funding for this post until 31 March 2022)
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 19 July 2019
We’re looking to recruit to our clients Stroke Community Steps project - a 4-year Wales-wide initiative funded by a Big Lottery Fund People and Places grant.
Reporting to the Volunteering and Community Manager, the Volunteering and Community Steps Officer will work as part of the Community Steps project team and will:
- As part of the role, be expected to implement volunteering, community activity and user engagement plans as agreed with local staff.
- Create support services for stroke survivors in communities across Wales.
- Integrate service users in to existing services.
- Ensure stroke survivor’s needs are considered when local organisations and decision makers are creating or changing local facilities and activities.
- Create peer support opportunities according to local need as identified by consultation and ongoing engagement with those affected by stroke.
- Work with stroke survivors to identify suitable community activities and facilities and assist them to take part through increasing confidence and raising awareness of the needs of stroke survivors amongst providers.
The Volunteering and Community Steps Officer will:
- Be required to grow the community network by identifying new roles and opportunities and recruit and support new volunteers as agreed in the project plan.
- Have a proven track record of ensuring that project information is captured through data monitoring, reporting and updating of CRM and other mediums as required.
- Be expected to provide regular project updates and reports to the project manager and collect local case studies (volunteers, voluntary group members, people affected by stroke) and share with the Communications/PR team and produce content for social media
- Be able to develop and disseminate tools to help people affected by stroke to campaign in their local area and develop links with local campaigning organisations where they exist.
The ability to converse written and orally through the medium of Welsh would be desirable.
The use of a car with business cover insurance and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirement of the role.
This role is home based, please see their home working agreement for full details
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. Our client offers a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.
About the Organisation
Rebuilding lives after stroke.
Our client believes everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. They provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join the team.
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