Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator

22 hours per week, ideally over 4 days
Astolat, Burpham, Surrey, GU4 7HL

About the role

£18,975 for 22 hours, FTE salary is £31,051

In this varied and rewarding role you will develop and coordinate our team of volunteers and Sessional Workers (zero hours youth workers).  You will be instrumental in defining our volunteer strategy moving forward and identify other participation opportunities such as work experience placements, university placements, internships and apprenticeships.

You will also help develop internal engagement activities and participate in external awareness raising and fundraising activities, to support both volunteering and fundraising.

This role is for 22 hours per week, which will ideally be worked over 4 days.   There is the option of hybrid working.   We provide a surrey wide service, so the successful applicant will be willing to travel across the county to meet volunteers and sessionals as  well as participate in engagement opportunities.

Key responsibilities

Full duties are included in the job outline, key responsibilities include:

  • To coordinate the recruitment and induction process for volunteers and sessional workers.
  • To coordinate, develop and deliver appropriate induction, training and supervision activities.
  • To act as a central point of contact for volunteers and sessional workers
  • To embed good practice in every aspect of the volunteer & sessional worker journey.
  • To develop and manage partnerships with external stakeholders including Universities/volunteering hubs, local businesses and community groups to encourage a range of opportunities.
  • To organise and attend community events and organise recruitment workshops and talks, across the county.
  • To support the HR Manager by organising engagement activities and forums for our own staff, sessionals, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • To undertake ad hoc work for our fundraising function, to support our community fundraising efforts.
  • To coordinate sessional work opportunities.

About you

You must:

  • Have proven experience of recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Have experience delivering information or training
  • Have experience with having difficult conversations with volunteers or workers
  • Have experience of working across different teams, networking and developing links with other agencies
  • Be an effective communicator, with strong written communication skills
  • Be able to multi-task, plan a workload, set priorities and manage time effectively, working without direct supervision
  • Have a good professional knowledge of standard Microsoft packages and databases
  • Ideally, have a driving license and use of own vehicle. Mileage expenses are paid.

About us

Action for Carers Surrey has a vision ‘that every unpaid carer in Surrey is heard, valued and supported.’ We are a committed, local charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

Our values are Focus, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence.  By keeping to our values, we are able to provide an innovative, high quality and compassionate service to carers in every community in Surrey, making a real difference to their wellbeing.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities. To this end, we offer staff a weeks paid carers leave.  We also provide a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

To apply, submit your CV to [email protected].  Closing date is 10th May, however, we may shortlist and interview prior to this date, so would encourage you to apply today.

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