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Volunteer Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,668
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2020

  • Advertised from 26th June 2020
  • Hours/Days per week: 35/5
  • Ref: V270


Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our Delivery Team in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly while demonstrating an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

The focus of this role is on the day to day coordination of our new “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project which is being launched across the City of Edinburgh. You will recruit, train, support and match volunteers with families and young people, work in partnership with social work teams, schools and others.

You will assist the VSF Project Manager to develop the programme and report on the projects activities and work.

As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager may also be involved in the delivery of other programmes and projects across the region.

The Volunteer Manager will be accountable to the VSF Project Manager.

Volunteers Supporting Families

We have been commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council to set up, launch and deliver our “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project across the City. VSF is an established and effective Volunteering Matters programme that currently operates in Southend-on-Sea, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. The project was initially set up in response to the death of Victoria Climbie and the Lord Laming enquiry that followed.

The project offers a pioneering approach, recruiting volunteers from the local community to provide support to families whose children are at risk or have a safeguarding plan. By preventing and de-escalating issues, our volunteers help struggling families to turn things around.

Further information on VSF is available on the Volunteering Matters website.

In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.

Application notes

Closing date: 5pm – Monday 20 July 2020

Interview date/Location: TBC; (last week July/first week August 2020) / Teams/Skype etc.

To apply, please send your CV, supporting statement & recruitment monitoring form to Andrew Balfour,

Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.

Volunteering Matters is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance in relation to equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive if we have not contacted you by the interview date it means that on this occasion we are unable to take your application further.

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