Volunteering and Social Action Leadership Worker BLUV81528

Hartlepool, Durham
Salary £21,239 per annum
02 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a newly created role which will deliver the volunteering and leadership development element of a number of key foundations within the Hartlepool Action Lab, things like volunteering, community leadership, communications, connectivity, evaluation and learning.

During 2018, a Social Action Plan was developed through dialogue with stakeholders. This plan aims to strengthen, resource, sustain and build social action to solve poverty in the town. This post is a key element of delivering a strong foundation on which existing projects and new activity to engage, motivate and draw people into action will be built.

This fixed term post (until 31/03/22) offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside others – local residents, voluntary organisations, the public sector and businesses – in supporting and developing the skills of those delivering action to make a genuine impact on poverty.

You will be responsible for recruiting new volunteers, promoting volunteering opportunities, delivering development programmes to that group, evaluating the effectiveness of the volunteer support and developing a support network of emerging social action leaders in Hartlepool.

About you:

  • If you have experience of working within the volunteer sector and have a passion for developing and delivering programmes of support, development and learning ideally within a community setting then we would love to hear from you.
  • We are keen to hear about your excellent communication skills, your team working ability and how you can work flexibly and pro-actively to achieve your goals.
  • You will be a good planner and have a creative streak that allows you to innovate and try out new endeavours.

About our client:

Our client is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. They are an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.

They are a registered charity no 210169 (England and Wales).

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19 May 2019

Interviews will take place week commencing 27 May 2019

Their commitment to diversity

They believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.

This post is funded through the Place Based Social Action Programme of The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

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