Volunteer Coordinator

Crisis UK
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About us Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. Our Crisis Skylight Brent is one of our new services and has grown significantly over the last year. It is working very closely with the local authority and community groups in delivering innovative and impactful services.  Crisis Skylight Brent offer one to one support around goal setting, work & learning, wellbeing & mental health and housing. We also have a number of courses, groups and classes to support our members in these areas as well as offering practical information, advice, guidance, advocacy and signposting to specialist services About the role As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will ensure the efficient running of all volunteering activities in Brent. Coordinating volunteer recruitment and ensuring volunteers are fully utilised in order to help achieve Crisis Skylight Brent’s aims and objectives as well as supporting Crisis members to access volunteering opportunities elsewhere and influence how the service is run.  You will also work with the national Volunteer Manager in the implementation of the Crisis Volunteering Strategy and Business Plan, thus ensuring the spread of good practice in all aspects of volunteering across Crisis. About you To be successful in this role you will have an experience of coordinating volunteers and an understanding of volunteers’ motivations and the benefits they bring to Crisis. You will also have the ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues, volunteers and external partners and confident in providing advice and guidance to others around policy, procedure and good practice. Experience of working with service user volunteers will be a clear advantage as well as understanding of how volunteering can support Crisis members in developing new skills and network.  Benefits As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. How to apply If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please visit our website to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the 'Vacancy Details' button. If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team (details on our wesbite). Closing date: 5 February 2018 (11.59pm) Interview date: w/c 12 February 2018 We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. For more information about our work please visit our website. Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC04009