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Project Manager

Volunteering Matters
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Fixed-term Contract until March 2022

Project Manager

Job ref: V346

Start date: ASAP

Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week - (Flexible days/hours)

Salary: £28,500 Per annum

Location: Home-based

Closing date: 18 October 2021 - 12pm

Interview date and Location: Microsoft Teams, date to be confirmed


Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We harness the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.

By bringing people together, we aim to resolve some of society's most complex issues and have a real impact in communities. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community.

And we won't stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.

Role purpose

The Project Manager will play a key role overseeing, delivering and developing our work locally and nationally with a focus on Care Experienced Young People. This includes leading the delivery of our work with "The Promise Partnership" nationally, and our Voice and Opportunity programmes in Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Clackmannanshire.

The post holder will report to the Delivery Leader for Glasgow and West who reports to the Director for Delivery.

Primary objectives

1. Role model our values and demonstrate excellent leadership skills.

2. Lead on the delivery of a collection of projects and programmes in accordance with agreed outcomes.

3. Maintain effective relationships with funders, partners, and local organisations.

4. Oversee coordination of monitoring and recording our impact.

5. Maintain the quality, effectiveness, and safety of our projects and programs.

6. Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop new business opportunities.


This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:

In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of 'Freedom within a Framework' and are guided by our values:

We are Empowering

We are Inclusive

We are Compassionate

We are Positive

We are Straightforward

Benefits package: Pension, Unlimited annual leave, fully flexible working, cycle to work & season ticket loan.

Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.

Volunteering Matters is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance in relation to equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive if we have not contacted you by the interview date it means that on this occasion, we are unable to take your application further.

GDPR Statement

If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.

To apply please visit our website.
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