Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7843
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England
  • Salary: £28,988
  • Bonus/Benefits: (starting from) + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Not For Profit, Charity, Third Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Guide Dogs Jobs, Careers and Vacancies. Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator vacancy in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator with experience of volunteer management, supervision and development, and relevant experience of working within the children/vulnerable adults’ sector, is required to join our team at Guide Dogs.

 

SALARY: £28,988 - £35,199 per annum + Excellent Benefits

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays. A generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme.

LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England – there may also be opportunities to work from home as well as the office

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 35 hours per week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator with experience of volunteer management, supervision and development, and relevant experience of working within the children/vulnerable adults’ sector.

Working as the Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator you will provide an exceptional volunteer experience and will be responsible for the recruitment, training, stewardship and support of all volunteers within the My Sighted Guide service across the geographic area.

As the Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator you will grow a Lead Volunteer network and will act as the champion for My Sighted Guide Volunteering.

 

DUTIES

As the Community Volunteering Manager / Volunteer Training Coordinator your duties will include:

  • Understand and communicate short and medium-term volunteer requirements
  • Support local volunteering staff (and Community Hubs, where applicable) to promote volunteering opportunities, including upskilling to become Lead Volunteers
  • Coordinate with Volunteering Office to ensure recruitment processes, including references and criminal disclosure checks, are completed in a timely manner
  • Plan and own the training delivery programme
  • Observe delivery of training programmes and provide support and feedback to ensure provision of high-quality training
  • Lead delivery of safeguarding training for the service
  • Manage and supervise Lead Volunteers including providing supervision and monitoring quality
  • Deliver Friends & Family training in accordance with regional and national plans, supporting a rota of primarily virtual training delivery
  • Support the development of new volunteering opportunities
  • Monitor and evaluate the volunteer experience via feedback and key metrics
  • Ensure all databases are updated in real time and that volunteers are up to date with mandatory training, including refreshers

 

WORKING AT GUIDE DOGS

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Educated to post-secondary level with a minimum of 3 GCSE passes including Maths & English at grade C (or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of volunteer management, supervision, and development
  • Experience of delivering training to groups and individuals in different formats
  • Relevant and recent skills and experience working in a safeguarding setting or having responsibility for the safeguarding of others
  • Recent and relevant experience of working within the children /vulnerable adults’ sector
  • Demonstrates an understanding of volunteer motivations and what volunteers may want the experience to provide for them
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of additional needs
  • Relevant and recent knowledge of safeguarding practices including safer recruitment
  • Knowledge of methods used to engage and support volunteers
  • Understands the importance of accessibility and usability in a training context
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong training and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Competent in MS Office packages and databases
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

 

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they work. They expect all of their employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE


HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P7843

This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Guide Dogs

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