Volunteering Development Business Partner - Central Directorates

52723.00 GBP Annual + (actual)
09 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

At Alzheimer's Society, we are inspired by many things - from the resilience of people and families affected by dementia to the generosity of the public in supporting our research and our growing range of dementia support services. But nothing inspires us more than the thousands of volunteers who make our work possible. They not only account for the majority of our workforce; they bring with them a level of commitment and expertise that is successfully driving our vision of a world without dementia.

You will be joining Alzheimer's Society at a particularly exciting time. As the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, we are launching a new ambitious 5 year Strategy.

Your key objective?

  • To provide the leadership needed to shape our volunteering agenda,
  • Support the changes required through a business partnering approach through building strong relationships
  • Create an empowering volunteer culture and environment

You will act as the specialist volunteering expert to all the Central Directorates (including Fundraising, Campaigns and Partnerships & Research and Development) you will manage a small team of volunteering experts, ensuring effective collaboration to influentially shape and steer the plans of the central directorate.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will need a relevant Volunteer Management qualification or a high level of relevant experience within a large and complex charity. Your proven ability to shape and lead the volunteering agenda in such an environment must be supported by an in-depth understanding of the volunteering sector and the wider health and social landscape in the UK.

You will have a strong track record of working as part of senior team, using a range of business partnering skills to plan and influence the development of ambitious business plans. An outstanding people manager with excellent communication skills, you will also need the gravitas to influence senior decision makers and challenge the status quo when necessary. Resilience and first-class problem-solving skills are, of course, essential.