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Volunteer Coordinator (Community Engagement)

£22,000 to £24,000

Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Volunteer Coordinator (Community Engagement)

Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation Scheme is a charitable organisation that provides safe, emergency, temporary accommodation for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25 in the homes of trained volunteer hosts.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Location: Worcestershire
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract 3 years funding - Jobshare is available
Hours: 35 hours per week which may include evenings, weekends and on-call.
Salary: £22,000 to £24,000 depending on experience
Benefits: 25 days with an increment of 1 day for each complete year of service up to a maximum of 5 years. Bank and public holidays are in addition to this. Pro rata for part time employees; Pension Scheme.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th September

About the role:

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the continued recruitment, support and training of Volunteer Hosts and other Nightstop volunteers. They will also support hard-to-reach young people and ensure engagement with the service.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery and Lloyds Bank Foundation and is subject to funding requirements being met.

Responsibilities:

- Lead in the recruitment, induction and training of all volunteers and the recruitment, training and support of emergency accommodation hosts for the scheme
- Organize profile raising events to attract new volunteers
- Research and write volunteer policies and procedures including risk assessments
- Generate appropriate volunteer opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization
- Undertake DBS and reference checks on all volunteers for the service
- Support the Prevention Officer with projects delivered in schools, such as the delivery of awareness sessions
- Publicise the service through talks, social media and other publicity channels. To liaise with partner agencies and represent Wyre Forest Nightstop as required
- Accurately maintain and log all intervention data as part of the funding partner requirements to measure efficiency
- Be available on a rota basis to provide an appropriate out of hours emergency response for volunteers and young people
- Attend and contribute to meetings as required
- Organise and deliver community events

About you:

- 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes at grade C or higher, including English Language
- Experience, gained through work or personal experience, of the housing / homelessness sector
- Experience of working with volunteers
- Experience of developing, scheduling and delivering events and activities
- Ability to network effectively and build strong and effective partnerships with external stakeholders
- Computer literacy, including well developed skills in using the full suite of Microsoft Office applications
- Verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to produce reports to a high standard
- Strong organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage own time and workload
- Ability to track performance against objectives and deliver results
- Attention to detail, with ability to accurately capture and record data
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges homeless young people face, and how they might be best met
- Knowledge and understanding of the sector and commissioning / funding within the specialist area(s)
- Prepared to work flexibly, including additional hours, in response to the needs of the organisation

Desirable:

- HND (or equivalent) in business studies; community development / education; human resource management; social care; youth / social work; housing
- Relevant experience of work with disadvantaged young people
- Driving licence and access to a car.

As the role develops, there may be an opportunity for the postholder to undertake mediation skills training and deliver mediation services. An enhanced DBS with barred lists check will be required for the successful post holder

You may have experience of the following: Volunteer Coordinator, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Trainer, Volunteering, Recruitment Officer, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Voluntary Sector, Housing Sector, Homelessness, Young People, Community Engagement, Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement Worker, Community Engagement Coordinator, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Youth Engagement, Youth Engagement Worker, Partnership Development, Community Outreach Officer, Youth Outreach Officer, Community Involvement, Community Development, Engagement Officer, Outreach Officer, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/82968811

Wyre Forest Nightstop
SectorAdministration
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID69880

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