Publications Manager

Diabetes UK
City of London, London, England
£30000 - £33000 per annum
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Ray Soobhan
Contract Type
Full Time

Working closely with the London and South East Regional Heads the Senior Volunteer Development Lead is responsible for leading the support and development of volunteering in both regions.

Fixed Term Contract for 6 Months. Based in London but will involve frequent travel to the South East (Epsom)


What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual Season ticket loan
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead on the development of volunteering across two regions.
  • Manage and support local volunteering staff across two regions.
  • Ensure that volunteers and local groups operate in line with Diabetes UK policies.
  • Undertake the role of safeguarding lead for the two regions ensuring that training is given to volunteers and support groups.
  • Supporting the delivery of a UK-wide volunteering plan strategically and operationally.

Ideal Candidate

The best person for this job will be able to:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Operate at a management level in the voluntary sector across 2 locations
  • Line manage and support staff in 2 locations
  • Build partnerships with other third sector organisations
  • Take a strategic view about the development of volunteering across the two regions
  • Undertake the role and responsibility as the Regions' Safeguarding Lead

The best person for this job will have experience in:

  • Operating at management level in a voluntary sector organisation
  • Managing staff - sometimes remotely
  • Working with volunteers and support groups
  • Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
  • Training volunteers about safeguarding procedures for children and vulnerable adults
  • Managing multiple projects

The best person for this job will be:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Self-motivated and able to plan and manage their own workload
  • An excellent communicator with the facilitation skills to deliver training to a range of audiences
  • Knowledgeable about safeguarding policies and procedures concerning children and vulnerable adults
  • Willing to travel extensively across Greater London and the South East of England with occasional travel to other Regional/National offices
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends