Volunteer Engagement Manager - Permanent Field Based

Youth Hostel Association
01 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Volunteer Engagement Manager – Permanent (Field Based)

YHA is a not-for-profit trading charity. Our purpose is to transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure. The money we make, we re-invest into our places, people and programmes so that we can continue improving access to travel and adventure for young people.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to lead the development and delivery of YHA’s Volunteering plan to support the overall organisations business objectives as Volunteer Engagement Manager.

Reporting to the Head of Operations you will manage effective performances of the Volunteering Team and support the delivery of wider department objectives. The role will also include supporting the Head of Operations in the delivery of the overall departmental strategy through regular visits within our hostel network. The role will , therefore, involve a combination of field based and National office activities on a weekly basis.

As Volunteer Engagement Manager you will ensure the recruitment targets are met for key programmes including volunteer management and summer camps.

The Volunteer Engagement Manager will own YHA’s safer volunteering recruitment practice and compliance priorities, including GDPR, to effectively mitigate risk to the organisation.

The successful candidate for the role of Volunteer Engagement Manager will have:

- Previous experience in a volunteering engagement role, ideally across a multi-site organisation

- Have managed a team successfully

- A sound knowledge of best practise and legal framework for volunteering in the UK including GDPR

- Project management experience and prioritisation skills

- An ability to build positive and productive relationships

- A good knowledge of YHA and an understanding of the volunteering sector

- Good judgement and decision making, particularly on sensitive issues

- Excellent communication skills, writing and presentation preparation

The Volunteer Engagement Manager role requires a degree of flexible working, with regular hostel visits throughout the network in England and Wales, including weekends and overnight stays (depending on location). Our hostels cover as far as Northumberland in the North and Land’s End in the South, with everything in the middle including Wales. As the role requires extensive travel throughout the network and to our National Office in Matlock, Derbyshire, a full driving license is required. A car or car allowance will be provided as part of the role.

YHA employees make a positive difference to the lives of young people every day and as an employer we really value the contribution they make. As an employee you’ll receive:

- Generous holiday entitlement – 29 days + Bank Holidays (FTE)

- Auto enrolment into the YHA Pension Scheme

- 10 FREE hostel stays for you and up to 3 friends across England and Wales every year.

- Access to ‘Live More For Less’ which gives you exclusive high street discounts, savings on your weekly shop and money off hundreds of products from holidays to car insurance.

- A fantastic health care cash plan where you can claim money back for dental, optical and medical treatments.

Are you looking to join an experienced team and have what it takes to become our Volunteer Engagement Manager? Then APPLY today…………………………….

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No. of Vacancies: 1

Working hours: 37.5

Accommodation is not provided as part of the contract

All roles are subject to a minimum of a basic DBS check

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