Volunteering Services Coordinator - South & East Scotland
Part Time (24 hours per week)
£20,000 - £25,000 FTE + car allowance
Salary From: £20,000
Salary To: £25,000
Location: Home Based
Job Category: Cancer Support Operations
Job type: Permanent
Closing Date: 24 April 2018
Interview Date: 2 May 2018
Volunteers are central to Macmillan’s ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer.
Already working in a volunteer co-ordinator role, you will have experience of co-ordinating services, together with an understanding of Health and Social Care. You will know just how important our volunteers are to us. Essential to everything we do, we are committed to providing the best possible volunteering experience for everyone who gives their time to Macmillan and to developing new volunteering roles that meet the changing needs of the one in three of us who will get cancer.
Reporting to our Volunteering Service Manager (VSM) you will support them with the ongoing delivery and co-ordination of existing and new Macmillan Volunteering Services including the recruitment and training of volunteers, the referral process and volunteer support. You will provide operational assistance with referral pathways for the services to be delivered including covering for both the VSM and Lead Volunteers as necessary. You will work to enhance the quality of Macmillan Direct Volunteering Services schemes to deliver emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer and ensuring they are sustainable over the longer term.
Your track record in successfully co-ordinating and supporting volunteering projects working directly with vulnerable service users, coupled with your understanding of health and social care, will enable you to meet the complex support and safeguarding needs of multiple volunteers and service users and ensure best practice is embedded in all stages of each service.
You will need demonstrable confidence, professionalism, organisational and communication skills to deal effectively with people at all levels of any organisation. In addition it is vital that the post holder has knowledge of the local area. As a member of your local service development team you will work closely with colleagues responsible for developing a wide range of cancer services across your region.
In return for your own commitment, we commit to actively developing you and our benefits include private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers, generous leave, and interest free loans for season ticket and gym membership.
The role involves daily travel in the normal course of the work and therefore it is essential that you have a current valid driver licence. Some evening and out-of-hours work will also be required, and occasional overnight stays.
Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society.
We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.