Contract Offered Salary : $0 - $28500

Volunteer Development Coordinator

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Job Description

Groundwork London are looking for a Volunteer Development Coordinator to join our Barnet Volunteer Service team.

Barnet Volunteer Development Coordinator
Location: London Borough of Barnet (from home during Covid-19 social distancing measures)
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract, with view to extend
Salary: £26,500 to £28,500
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Groundwork London 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 we deliver hundreds of innovative environmental and social action projects across the capital. Our 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 the Groundwork London Volunteering team supports thousands of motivated and caring people to find the volunteering opportunity that is right for them. Our 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 this 18 months, Groundwork has deployed 1000’s of volunteers to support COVID 19 volunteering efforts, including vaccine marshalling, food and medicine delivery drivers and befrienders. Our 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 we 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 Development Coordinator will join an established team who collectively work to inspire and place volunteers into a wide range of volunteering roles in the London Borough of Barnet. The postholder will focus on building the capacity of community organisations to develop and embed quality volunteer management practises in their organisations and create volunteering roles that inspire prospective volunteers to apply. You will develop an annual training and networking programme for Barnet community organisations and provide tailored 121 support where required.

Furthermore, the post will support the planning and lead the coordination of the project volunteer outreach plan and work daily on our online brokerage platform, Team Kinetic.

The postholder will join a team of five and work in close collaboration with the Project Manager and Volunteer Officers to shape, plan and deliver the project activity. The post will predominately be based in Barnet, working from varied locations and will line manager one or two officers.

Volunteering Barnet is part of the Barnet Together Partnership. Volunteering Barnet are part of the Barnet Together Partnership. Barnet Together is a collaboration between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation. Collaboratively we provide quality training, volunteering support and provide vital resources and advice for Barnet’s community organisations

Please contact us if you have:

* Experience working with the Barnet voluntary and community sector

* Experience in developing and delivering training courses in volunteer management

* Minimum of two years’ experience coordinating community or volunteering projects

* Excellent team work skills

* Confident in using CRM systems and working with and analysing data

* Ability to manage a changeable work plan and priorities, whilst supporting others to do the same

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 12th October 9am
Interview date: 1st interview: Tuesday 12th October, 2nd interview Friday 15th October
Both interviews to be conducted on Teams


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application form.

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Postholders will be considered to be working in a Regulated Activity as set out in Schedule 4 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006; appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Scheme Criminal Records Check.

No agencies please