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Action for Children

Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Northern Ireland

Salary

Location

£22,500

Posted Date

26 June 2023

Ballymena, County Antrim

Closing Date

2 July 2023

We are looking for a Senior Volunteer Coordinator to join our team.

A bit about the role

Working for our Ballymena and Little Steps Sure Start service, you'll co-ordinate the safer recruitment, induction, training and supervision of volunteers.

By consulting with children, young people and families, you'll be able to develop meaningful volunteer roles. You'll ensure they are well equipped to carry out their roles competently and confidently through the delivery of Volunteering led programmes that lead to positive and agreed outcomes for children in line with the organisational Business Plan aims objectives and contract requirements.

You'll be confident offering advice and information to potential volunteers and external organisations though face-to-face, telephone and email contact.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

- Recruiting inspiring volunteers who can support children being heard and act as positive role models to children in care.
- Coordinating ongoing support and training for volunteers.
- Supervising volunteers providing front-line delivery of services.
- Demonstrating the benefits of the service to social work teams and commissioners and facilitating ongoing referrals.
- Publicising and promoting volunteering opportunities with individuals, community groups, professionals and other relevant agencies.
- Offering advice and information to potential volunteers and external organisations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact.

Let's talk about you

- Minimum level 3 standards for example: BTech, NVQ L3, A Level in health and social care, or early years.
- The ability to liaise with wide range of individuals (Social Workers, Young People, Commissioners)
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- A positive and proactive approach.
- Good IT skills.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding.
- Previous experience of working with, and training volunteers, is desirable.
- Access to a car. The role requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the role, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

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We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at Laura.McCarthy2@actionforchildren.org.uk. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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