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Volunteering & Community Officer

Employer
National Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Summary
We're looking for an enthusiastic Senior Volunteering & Community Officer to join the team at Saltram House. If you have experience in volunteer management and/or community inclusion then we'd like to hear from you.

What it's like to work here
A high profile cultural destination described as an 'oasis in the middle of the city', this magnificent mansion and parkland near Plymouth offers a tranquil riverside escape with close-by city amenities. With over 900,000 visits last year, Saltram is one of the busiest properties in the country. A well-loved parkland used by locals for walking and exercising, a popular garden which changes with the seasons and a treasure house makes Saltram a popular property for a range of audiences. Currently, the Future Saltram Project aims to deliver significant and exciting changes across every area of the property to maximise its commercial potential and deepen audience engagement. Ideally positioned as an urban property, Saltram prides itself on its exceptional visitor experience and service standards. An energised, capable, engaged team make Saltram a fun place to work. It's certainly an exciting time to be at Saltram.

For more information about our property please visit saltram
What you'll be doing
You will be actively assisting the development and delivery of the Saltram strategic plan for volunteering and communities alongside the property leadership team. Assisting with the management and embedding of change whilst widening and deepening our relationships with existing and new audiences.

You will also increase the confidence and capability of others whilst creating a collective, flexible and inclusive environment for existing & future volunteers, communities and partners. A large focus of the engagement will involve nature, inclusivity & skills building and experience in these areas would be beneficial.

Who we're looking for
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of volunteering and be enthusiastic about promoting the benefits of great volunteer involvement and opportunities
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about working with volunteers and understand the differences between staff and volunteers, particularly the legal frameworks
  • Have excellent customer services and communication skills
  • Have a flexible approach and be a great team player, be able to lead on and work with other people's agendas towards a common purpose
  • Be well organised and attentive to detail
  • A sound working knowledge of volunteering principles and practice
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge and experience of budget management
The package
The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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