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Volunteer Coordinator

YMCA Downslink Group
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our inspire team and help to deliver the MTAR Programme - coordinating volunteer programmes under the MTAR programme in Guildford Foyer. You will join us on a part-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £25,575 per annum pro rata including benefits.YMCA DownsLink Group provides safe, secure accommodation for young people aged 16 to 35, who have been or are at risk, of homelessness. We provide a group work and activities programme, More Than A Room, and offer a support package alongside the accommodation which actively encourages residents into education, training, employment, or voluntary work. We work with residents to coach them in life and social skills, enabling them to move successfully into independent accommodation and sustain a tenancy.As our Volunteer Coordinator, you will recruit, train and support volunteers from the local community to provide and support a range of activities in our housing projects, ensuring that volunteers have a positive experience with YMCA DLG and provide a professional service in their roles. The role directly relates to YMCA DownsLink Group's 2020 vision of a Youth Minded Community Approach by actively involving the local communities in the supported housing projects. Key responsibilities of our Volunteer Coordinator include: Working closely with the other community and volunteer coordinators, learning and housing teams Placing volunteers within the relevant housing teams to put on a range of group activities including drop-ins and volunteers doing one to one work if relevant Developing and maintaining effective relationships in the community; promoting opportunities within the projects and to source volunteers to support the delivery of the projects Facilitating the advertising and promotion of volunteering opportunities, including through social media Identifying, supporting, and signpost volunteers onto other volunteer vacancies such as mentoring and liaising with the relevant staff Developing best practices within the team and feeding into the Volunteer group, work with other coordinators to develop a volunteer newsletter Working with the Learning and engagement teams to support and facilitate other projects Developing and facilitating a training programme liaise with the other volunteer coordinators and your manager Ensuring that volunteers have access to a range of training appropriate to their role and to support content and deliveryOur ideal Volunteer Coordinator will have: Experience in recruiting and supporting volunteers Experience in working with young people in a relevant role Demonstrable understanding of the needs of young people living in supported housing Experience in gathering, collating, and presenting statistical data Experience and understanding in working in a partnership culture Experience in delivering training programmes Able to work weekends and evenings as required Car driver and ownerThe position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.Please visit our website and go to the Work for Us page to view this vacancy. Please note that we do not accept CV's. All applications must be submitted by hitting the Apply for this Post found at the bottom of the vacancy on the YMCA website.Closing date for the Volunteer Coordinator role: Wednesday 15th December 2021YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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