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Regional Volunteer Manager

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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We’re delighted to be partnering with The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) to help find four new Regional Volunteer Managers. Each role will look after a specific region – North Wales, North West, Central and South East. Now is a fantastic time to join RABI’s growing team and use your excellent relationship building and people skills to help support farming communities across England and Wales.

Job Title: Regional Volunteer Manager (North Wales/ North West/ Central/ South East)
Reports to: Head of Volunteering
Location: Various and home-based (frequent travel to other areas)
Salary: £29,000 - £35,000, plus car allowance (£2,500)
Hours: 35 Hours

For over 160 years, RABI has worked at the heart of the farming community, providing guidance, financial support, and practical care to farming people of all ages across England and Wales. Farming people face an enormous range of challenges, including unprecedented generational changes to farming policy. RABI has a crucial role to play now and into this uncertain future to support the well-being of this vital community.  At the heart of this role is people, so you’ll need an ability to empathise with and understand the issues facing farming communities, but it isn’t essential to have prior personal experience.

As Regional Volunteer Manager, you will be the local ambassador for RABI, promoting awareness of the charity and increasing income and other support across the counties in your patch. You will build relationships with local volunteers, communities, and corporate organisations in the farming industry, and beyond, and identify/establish new opportunities. You’ll be joining the team at an exciting time of growth as the charity looks to increase its reach and impact. There’s a new strategy in place, which puts people at the heart of everything they do, and fantastic training opportunities and support for all staff, as well as a strong focus on welfare and wellbeing.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a creative and driven community volunteer manager to have a significant positive impact on the farming communities in your local area. We’re looking for a natural communicator and people person. You’ll be tenacious and resilient, have strong networking skills and the ability to build rapport quickly. You’ll be a self-starter, resourceful and comfortable making your own decisions. 

In return you’ll get all the training and development you need to excel in the role, fantastic opportunities for progression and be part of a dedicated and fun team that work collaboratively and supportively together.

These are busy roles with regular travel, so you will need to have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

The regions each role covers are as follows:

  • Regional Volunteer Manager - North Wales - Anglesey, Conwy, Caernarfon, Clwyd, Montgomeryshire)
  • Regional Volunteer Manager - North West - Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, South & West Yorkshire
  • Regional Volunteer Manager - Central - Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire
  • Regional Volunteer Manager (South East - Hampshire, IOW, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent)

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV to Charity People. If your profile fits what we’re looking for, we’ll be in touch with further details and to arrange a conversation.

Key Dates

Closing dates:

  • Regional Volunteer Manager - North Wales: 9am on 22 Nov
  • Regional Volunteer Manager - North West: 9am on 22 Nov
  • Regional Volunteer Manager - South East: 9am on 24 Nov
  • Regional Volunteer Manager - Central: 9am on 30 Nov

Interviews TBC

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact Charity People to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help ensure the application process work for you.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.


The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is the national charity in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland dedicated to helping members of the farming community suffering hardship.

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