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Senior Volunteering & Community Officer

National Trust
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15 Apr 2021

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North and West Dorset is an eclectic mix of dispersed places, all wonderful and beautiful in their own right. It is a portfolio of two halves, with the 3 small literary houses of Hardy's Cottage, Max Gate and Clouds Hill, and a wealth of 27 coastal and countryside sites, including places of cultural and historical significance like Hardy Monument, the Tolpuddle tree and the Cerne Giant, amongst some of our larger land holdings like the Golden Cap Estate, and many hillforts, which are internationally known for their wildlife and nature value.

We're looking for Senior Volunteering & Community Officer to join the team and help deliver a great experience.

This role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year
What it's like to work here
We're a small, friendly and hardworking team. The post-holder can choose from an office base of Max Gate, Dorchester or will based at Filcombe Farm, near Morcombelake Bridport, but can also work from home. The role may involve occasional travel and working between multiple locations, as well as networking internally and externally with National Trust colleagues and external partners.
What you'll be doing
This role will be line managed by the General Manager and will have a strategic responsibility for volunteering across the whole portfolio, and as such is part of the portfolio Leadership Team. The role will also have a specific responsibility for supporting the Countryside & Countryside Operations teams to develop and grow their volunteering offer.

This role will also support the Volunteering & Community Officer (Grade 9),which is another new role we are currently recruiting for. This role is basedat Max Gate, and specifically supports the visitor operations and volunteeringcommunity who help to run and look after the three houses of Max Gate, Hardy'sCottage and Clouds Hill.
Who we're looking for
  • Understanding and good practice of volunteer management.
  • Understanding of good practice in community engagement and involvement, as well as broader participation and partnership working.
  • Practical and successful experience of developing and implementing new products and approaches to volunteers.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Ability to coach and support those managing, supervising and working alongside volunteers and community partners.
  • Strong communication skills.
The package
Benefits for working at the National Trust:
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.
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