Volunteering Projects Officer

Recruiter
Third Solutions
Location
London
Salary
25313.00 GBP Annual
Posted
20 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting on behalf of a social welfare charity for a Volunteering Projects Officer to join their Face to Face Services team, you will deliver key projects and volunteering initiatives to support our ambitious plans to grow our volunteering programme across the charity. This role would be ideal for someone who wants to take their next step in a career within either volunteer or project management in the voluntary sector within an innovative and forward thinking charity.

Rresponsible for leading on projects such as our befriending and skills bank initiatives, evaluating them and reporting on their impact. There will also be elements of marketing and promotion within this role, particularly with regard to volunteering opportunities and recruitment.
You will have good project management experience of co-ordinating cross organisational projects, using project management tools (e.g. Prince 2 or Agile).
To deliver key projects and volunteering initiatives to develop the volunteering programme across the charity to increase volunteering opportunities and volunteering participation
To evaluate new volunteering projects and initiatives and report on their impact
Take the lead on matching befrienders and befriendees; assess the needs and requirements of potential befriendees to identify the most appropriate befriender for them to be paired with and then facilitate an introductory meeting.
Assist with the induction and training of Befrienders
Monitor the befriending relationships as they are established to ensure they are operating successfully, that outcomes for the individuals involved are being met and that any performance issues in respect of the volunteers are addressed

The Candidate
We are looking for a very effective team member who has strong customer care and administration skills, IT literate with excellent skills using MS Office suite, especially Word and Excel.
You will have good project management experience of co-ordinating cross organisational projects, using project management tools (e.g. Prince 2 or Agile).
Your skills set will include a high level of interpersonal skills and experience of monitoring and reporting on both project performance and budget expenditure.
Previous involvement in a befriending project or experience of facilitating employee supported volunteering skills exchanges would also be useful

IMPORTANT NOTE

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We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.
Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.