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Volunteer Coordinator (Teesside)

Employer
Independent Age
Location
Home based in the Teesside area
Salary
£25,175
Closing date
11 Apr 2021
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Job Details

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.  To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.
 
This is an exciting time to join the charity as we transition to our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.  
 
This role is going to be key part in providing an impactful service offer for the charity. Working closely with the local community services team, the post holder will provide first class support for a network of volunteers across Teesside. You’ll recruit, train and match volunteers as well as provide ongoing support through 1:1 sessions and group events.  
 
Independent Age is passionate about connecting people, places and services together to combat loneliness. The ideal candidate will need to have a person-centred approach with outstanding organisational skills. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a kind, welcoming, responsive approach, with the ability to have active listening skills.
 
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of managing or supporting a network of volunteers
  • Knowledge of the design of volunteer roles that meet a broad range of people’s needs
  • Experience of arranging events
  • The willingness and ability to travel around your area
  • A good level of IT and administrative skills
  • The ability to work flexibly some evenings and weekends
  • As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

 
This role is home based in the Teesside area.
 
We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where we can ALL be ourselves
 
Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and this role will require an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
 
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 21st April.
 
To apply, please visit our website to submit a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with an up to date CV.

Company

Independent Age

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This is an exciting time to be considering joining Independent Age. Our new strategy marks a major expansion of our activities whilst ensuring that older people are at the heart of everything we do.

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age provides clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.  

Future Plans

In 2015 we began our ambitious programme to greatly increase the impact of Independent Age. At the heart of our strategy is the expansion of our services and campaigning activities. Not only does this mean we reach more people, it also gives us even greater experience on which to base all our work.

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