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Volunteering Coordinator

Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,568 to £22,838 per annum
Location: Reading
Region: England
Job Type: Support Provider
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 01/03/2021
Date Posted: 12/14/2020
Reference: 0000037672


Volunteering Coordinator
Location: Central Office (Reading Community Team)
£21,568 to £22,838 per annum + benefits
Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Volunteering Coordinator in our Reading Community Team, based at our Central Office.

The role
The Volunteering Coordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by attracting and onboarding sufficient volunteers to support and grow our services and income and helping volunteer key contacts and managers to deliver a positive volunteer experience and to retain experienced volunteers.

You will work closely with local teams to coordinate the development and delivery of local volunteer recruitment plans, ensuring a sufficient number and quality of volunteering applications are received to meet the needs of the organisation.

Who we’re looking for

You must have proven experience of leading and managing volunteers, have demonstrable experience of developing, implementing and reviewing new working practices within a team, and have demonstrable and up to date knowledge of good practice and the legislative and regulatory framework for volunteering.

It would be advantageous to have knowledge of Volunteering pathways, a relevant qualification in volunteer management or equivalent, and a relevant qualification in training/learning and development.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply
Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


Salary: £21,568 to £22,838 per annum
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