Volunteering Co-ordinator

16 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary Through involvement of volunteers and local communities, we know that we can achieve so much more to support special places. Their support is vital in helping inspire our many visitors and members, as well as working closely to deliver change in the way we work in the natural environment. It's at the heart of the National Trust: we were founded by volunteers and they have always been part of our organisational DNA and we pride ourselves as being one of the largest and most innovative volunteer-involving organisations in the country.
We're looking for a Volunteering Co-ordinator to help manage the volunteering journey and ensure that the National Trust's principles and ethos are evident in all our ways of working.
What it's like to work hereChartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. Many of the rooms remain the same as when the Churchill family lived at Chartwell and today it is our job to share the stories of their lives here as well as care for this much-loved home and their cherished possessions. The team at Chartwell ensure that visitors have a great time at this property, and create events to delve further into the life of Sir Winston Churchill. What you'll be doing You'll support managers in developing improved involvement of volunteers across the property; you'll develop volunteering opportunities, matching volunteers to need; and increase opportunities to deliver the National Trust cause message.
You'll be able to manage all elements of the volunteer journey from recruitment to exit and to support your colleagues in managing their own volunteers ensuring that they are well supported, trained and developed during their time with us and that Service Promise and our Values and Behaviours are evident in everyone's work.
Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.
Who we're looking forTo deliver this role successfully, you'll need to;
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of volunteering and be enthusiastic about promoting the benefits of great volunteer involvement and opportunities
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about working with volunteers and understand the differences between staff and volunteers, particularly the legal frameworks
  • Have excellent customer services and communication skills
  • Have a flexible approach and be a great team player, be able to lead on and work with other people's agendas towards a common purpose
  • Be well organised and attentive to detail
  • A sound working knowledge of volunteering principles and practice
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge and experience of budget management
The package Benefits
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

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