Volunteer Coordinator | Suffolk | Part-Time | Chil

Up to £10,000
05 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
About Beanstalk  ''Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently'' Beanstalk’s service is simple yet highly effective. We recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to nursery and primary school children who need our help. Our trained reading helpers give them the support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence. Key Information  Hours: 21 hours per week Salary: £10,200 per annum (for 21 hours)  Working Pattern: Hours to be worked over 3 or more days per week Proposed start date: March 2018  Location: Suffolk, East of England. The initial focus will be on Ipswich and West Suffolk, around Sudbury. This role will involve being out and about across the areas so access to suitable public transport or use of a car is essential.  About the role  Beanstalk 'Coordinators' are the local face of our literacy charity, responsible for ensuring and maintaining a positive relationship between Beanstalk, volunteers and schools in the local community.  We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about helping our volunteers to inspire and motivate children who are struggling with their reading and who are encouraging them to develop a love of books and stories. The right person will be confident talking to leaders in educational settings to help them get the best experience of the Beanstalk programmes. The post holder is responsible for the placement of volunteers in education settings, checking progress and providing ongoing support.  The coordinator will support awareness raising activity in their local area; volunteer and school recruitment; attend events and promote the benefits of supporting Beanstalk.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience in volunteer co-ordination or similar, be interested in education, and confident in managing external relationships.  If this fits you and your interests, then we’d be keen to hear from you. Essential  Knowledge of community engagement and relationship management. Proven experience in delivering high level customer service Ability to represent an organisation at different levels for different audiences Demonstrable experience of working to objectives, targets and deadlines Confident with external communication & presentation skills Passionate about literacy and reading Efficient diary management, the ability to work to tight deadlines and to perform well under pressure Ability to implement safeguarding, child protection and good practice Why work for us?  If you value a career with a purpose, join us and make a difference! Beanstalk offers you a rewarding career with added benefits:  A generous 29 days annual leave plus UK public holidays Childcare Vouchers Eyecare / Glasses Vouchers Interest Free Season Ticket Loan  Employee Assistance Programme 6% Contribution Pension Scheme Tax Free Bikes via our Cycle to Work Scheme Perkbox - exclusive employee perks and big discounts from some of the UK’s biggest brands. To see the full Job Description and to apply for this great opportunity, please click Apply on Website below.