Volunteering & Participation Consultant

Winchester, UK
15 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting within our Consultancy for a Volunteering & Participation Consultant based at our Hampshire regional office. To provide some background to the role,National Trust was founded to look after beautiful and historic places for the whole nation: for ever, for everyone. We have over 20 million visits to our houses, parks and gardens each year, but we know we have much further to go to be, and to be seen as, more relevant, accessible and welcoming to a more diverse cross section of society.

Our ambition is that no matter who you are or where you come from, our places are accessible and welcoming, and people feel able to participate in places that matter to them.

We are offering a full time, two year contract with a competitive market salary of £32,304, plus an impressive benefits package including a health cash plan, contributory pension of up to 10% and flexible working. Please note that there will be travel with this role, however, it will be fully expensed.
What it's like to work here
Our Team

The London and South East Volunteering Participation and Inclusion Consultancy works across over 100 individual places, providing specialist advice and support to our operational teams. You'll be joining a friendly, busy and passionate team of 8.

National Trust values diversity and is committed to becoming a truly inclusive organisation, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society. We strongly encourage and welcome a wide range of applicants across all identities and backgrounds. We also support our employees by offering internal development and a range of well-being programmes.
What you'll be doing
We are responsible for the development and delivery of volunteering, participation and inclusion related training and development across London and South East. Our current programme is a mixture of nationally and regionally developed content and includes face to face training, coaching, networking sessions and online activity delivered by our Volunteering and Participation Consultants supported by specialist volunteer trainers.

However, we know that our programme is only reaching a minority of those who need and that currently it is not flexible enough to meet the demand from our teams as they work at pace. Working collaboratively across the region and with our national team, the postholder will lead on evaluating and developing our regional volunteering, participation and inclusion training programme so that it better meets the needs of our operational and consultancy teams to deliver.
Who we're looking for
We're looking for the following, but not limited to:
  • Demonstrable experience of developing a training and development programme around volunteering, community involvement and/or diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrable experience of volunteering and volunteer management
  • Demonstrable experience of participation, community involvement and/or working inclusion related projects
  • Good understanding of good practice in volunteering, volunteer management, community involvement and participatory approaches -
  • Passion about volunteering, participation and inclusion and the ability to speak persuasively about the benefits of high quality volunteer engagement, community engagement and an inclusive culture
  • A can do attitude, persuasive nature and enthusiastic approach to their work
  • Ability to feel comfortable working in a variety of locations and juggling a number of projects at once. Adept at delivering projects through others by sharing experience and skills, particularly through coaching
  • Highly organised and IT proficient, you'll be able to keep track and prioritise your work, often to tight deadlines
The package

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

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