Recruitment & Selection Volunteer

23 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Recruitment and Selection Volunteer
Location: Edinburgh
Commitment: Looking for volunteers who can commit to volunteering for a minimum of 1 day per week between Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm. Occasional evenings/weekends may be available.

About the role

This is an exciting time to join the British Red Cross as a Recruitment and Selection volunteer. Your role will be to assist the Recruitment and Selection Co-ordinator to welcome volunteers into our organisation by providing a quality recruitment and induction support service for our volunteers. This role will help to ensure that the new volunteer's experience is a positive one, which increases the chance of retention and gives the person a fulfilling volunteering journey.

About the team

The role of the Recruitment and Selection Volunteer sits within the Volunteer Operations Department. We enable the organisation to support people crisis by recruiting the right volunteers and ensuring they receive a quality recruitment and induction experience.

About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills. You will keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who shows:

  • They are willing to adhere to our fundamental principles and are able to apply these principles when recruiting volunteers, ensuring that we are impartial.
  • Awareness of the benefits of having a diverse range of volunteers within the organisation.
  • A willingness to learn if they don't already have experience of recruitment.
  • They are able to give constructive feedback to potential volunteers who are not suitable.
  • Admin and database experience is essential
  • IT literate and the ability to use British Red Cross systems (full training will be provided).

What We Offer:
The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives.
  • Comprehensive free training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
  • Support to develop your workplace skills e.g. communication and networking with partner agencies, administration skills.
  • The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people interested in humanitarian work/issues.
  • Reimbursement of reasonable expenses.
  • Management support in your role.
  • The opportunity to make a real contribution to supporting the services of the British Red Cross and being valued as an integral member of the department.
  • Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 17 million volunteers across the world.

Tasks Included in this Role:
  • Talking to potential volunteers about volunteering at promotional events such as recruitment fairs, universities etc.
  • Supporting potential volunteers through the recruitment process
  • Assisting the Recruitment and Selection Co-ordinator to select potential volunteers. This will be using various methods such as interviews and recruitment events.
  • Conducting (where necessary) checks on volunteers joining the organisation
  • Supporting new volunteers to access initial training

Young People and this role
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring and the minimum age for this role is 15. An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17. This would include avoiding 1-1 situations when carrying out the role.

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