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Regional Volunteering Manager (Central)

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1 Dec 2021

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Volunteering Manager (Central) to join our team. This is a home-based role, with frequent travel around Central England. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £29,536.28 per annum.

RABI has been supporting farming people throughout England and Wales for many generations. Providing practical guidance and proactive support to everyone within the agricultural community, RABI has a network of locally-based teams who understand the challenges farming people face. The charity's range of services cover four areas:
  • Help at a critical time
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Support for living independently
  • Training and upskilling

It is an exciting time to join the charity as it implements a 5-year strategy which aims to quadruple support to farming people by 2024. At the heart of this ambitious objective, is an aspiration to deliver a holistic, flexible approach to services that promotes early intervention and farmer wellbeing.

The Regional Volunteering Manager (Central) role:

You will be the regional ambassador for RABI, promoting awareness of the charity and increasing income and other support across the counties. The post holder will cover Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire.

What you will be doing as our Regional Volunteering Manager (Central):
  • Generating income from multiple sources
  • Networking/publicising the work of RABI to professional services (corporate's) companies, agricultural suppliers, auction marts, farming organisations, colleges, community groups, and the public via meetings, presentations, attendance at local/regional, agricultural shows, ploughing matches, and through the local press
  • Increasing awareness of the charity within the farming/rural community to enable RABI to reach more people in need of support
  • Encouraging, motivating, and supporting existing voluntary county committees and recruiting new members where necessary
  • Maintaining ongoing relationships with corporate organisations in the farming industry, and beyond, and identifying/establishing new opportunities
  • Proactively identifying and pursuing other fundraising opportunities in the region
  • Working in conjunction with other agencies and farming-related organisations to raise awareness of the work of RABI among both our supporter audiences and those who may need assistance
  • Managing and leading volunteers in the region, following compliance and good practice to ensure volunteers are safe, supported, and motivated
  • Gathering local intelligence within the region regarding opportunities for volunteers and potential fundraising and networking
  • Attending appropriate regional/local shows and ploughing matches, often setting up and manning the RABI stand
  • Representing RABI at relevant networking events to ensure that charity's voice is heard

Key skills and experience we are looking for in our Regional Volunteering Manager (Central):
  • Able to demonstrate relevant experience and proven track record within fundraising (or marketing) environment
  • Clear succinct written communication style for drafting press releases/regional newsletters and thank you/condolence letters with exemplary grammar and spelling
  • Excellent face-to-face communication skills including a clear and confident presenting style
  • Strong time management and highly developed organisational skills
  • IT literate - good working knowledge of email systems, Word, and Excel
  • Living and/or working among the farming community
  • Dealing with press enquiries
  • Empathy and understanding of UK agricultural methods/people and issues facing the industry
  • Understanding of the importance of customer and volunteer care
  • A self-starter, using own initiative to make decisions regularly
  • Able to work flexibly - it is necessary to work unsocial hours in order to fulfil this role

If you feel you have what it takes to become our Regional Volunteering Manager (Central) click 'Apply' today and submit your application with a supporting statement that demonstrates how you fit the requirements of the role.

Please Note: Applicants must provide a supporting statement demonstrating how they meet the requirements of the role in order to be considered.
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