Volunteer Development Coordinator - Kingston
Location: Office in Waterloo / remote working arrangements
Contract: Initially until March 2023, with view to extend
Salary: £26,500 - £28,500 pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week
Groundwork London are looking for a Volunteer Development Coordinator with excellent knowledge in volunteer management to join the Volunteering Kingston team.
Each year the Groundwork London Volunteering Services team supports thousands of motivated and caring people to find the volunteering opportunity that is right for them. Our team supports prospective volunteers through every stage, from wanting to volunteer, to finding the right opportunity and helping them get started in a volunteer role. Over the last 18 months, Groundwork London has deployed 1000's of volunteers to support COVID 19 volunteering efforts, including vaccine marshalling, food and medicine delivery drivers and befrienders. Our teams have also worked with small local charities and organisations to make sure that they can find and support the volunteers they need to do the vital work that they do. As one volunteer we supported said "having the opportunity to do something I usually wouldn't have done on my own. It was completely different to my day job and the benefits are immediately visible for the local community and I to enjoy."
Groundwork London have delivered the Volunteering Kingston project since April 2018. Originally focused on volunteer coordination, brokerage and VIO support, the project has evolved to include COVID response volunteer deployment. From November 2021 onwards, the project will bring together the best of its pre pandemic work with the lessons learnt from the last 18 months from being part of Kingston Stronger Together. This is an exciting time for bringing a fresh perspective to volunteer recruitment and management.
The Volunteer Development Coordinator will join an established team who collectively work to inspire and place volunteers into a wide range of volunteering roles in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The post-holder will focus on building the capacity of local voluntary and community organisations through building quality volunteer management practises and creating volunteering roles that inspire prospective volunteers to apply. You will help develop an annual training and networking programme for Kingston Borough volunteer-involving-organisations and provide tailored 1-2-1 support where required.
The post-holder will work in close collaboration with the Volunteering Project Manager to shape, plan and deliver the project activity. The post will predominately be based in Kingston Borough, working from varied locations and will involve a variety of tasks and meetings.
Please contact us if you have:
Experience working with the Kingston voluntary and community sector.
Experience in developing and delivering training courses in volunteer management.
Minimum of two years' experience coordinating community or volunteering projects.
Excellent team work skills.
Confident in using CRM systems and working with and analysing data.
Ability to manage a changeable work plan and priorities.
Groundwork London works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people's prospects, and promote greener living and working. We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 10th December 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th December 2021 on Teams
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Appointment to this role is subject to the appropriate records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
No agencies please.