This charity is looking for a Volunteer Officer to join a busy team, working together to recruit and deploy volunteers into a wide range of volunteer roles across the London Borough of Barnet.
Location: London Offices and locations across Barnet / Remote working
Contract: 2 year, fixed term contract, with view to extend
Salary: £22,500 to £25,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Our client is a community charity with a green heart that has been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 20 years. Each year they deliver hundreds of innovative environmental and social action projects across the capital. Their projects change places and lives for the better in some of London’s most deprived and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This includes working with communities to make their neighbourhoods greener and more resilient to climate change, supporting long-term unemployed individuals to find work, helping young people get back into education and training, and advising residents how to save money on their energy and water needs.
Each year this charity’s Volunteering team supports thousands of motivated and caring people to find the volunteering opportunity that is right for them. The team supports prospective volunteers through every stage, from wanting to volunteer, to finding the right opportunity and helping them get started in a volunteer role. Over the past 18 months, our client has deployed 1000’s of volunteers to support COVID 19 volunteering efforts, including vaccine marshalling, food and medicine delivery drivers and befrienders. Their team also work with small local charities and organisations to make sure that they can find and support the volunteers they need to do the vital work that they do. As one volunteer they supported said "having the opportunity to do something I usually wouldn’t have done on my own. It was completely different to my day job and the benefits are immediately visible for the local community and I to enjoy."
The Volunteer Officer will join an established team who collectively work to inspire and place volunteers into a wide range of volunteering roles in Barnet. The postholder will focus on delivering the volunteer recruitment plan to register prospective volunteers using the Volunteering Barnet volunteer database. Recruitment activities will include attendance at events, volunteer drop in sessions and supporting the digital and printed media communications plan. Once volunteers are registered, you will lead the volunteer induction process and undertake targeted brokerage to place volunteers into a wide range of opportunities.
Furthermore, the postholder will coordinate volunteers at events, where required.
The postholder will join a team of five and work in close collaboration with the wider team to shape, plan and deliver the project activity. The post will predominately be based in Barnet, working from varied locations and will be line managed by the Volunteer Development Coordinator.
Volunteering Barnet is part of the Barnet Together Partnership. Barnet Together is a collaboration between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation. Collaboratively it provides quality training, volunteering support and provide vital resources and advice for Barnet’s community organisations.
- Passionate about helping people to start volunteering.
- Confident verbal and written communicator.
- Flexible and collaborative when working with a team.
- Good attention to detail with experience working with large volumes of data.
- Confident in using different IT platforms including email and databases.
Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
Interview date: Week beginning 8th November 2021
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Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
No agencies please.