Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs and is committed to providing responsive, person centred care which promotes the independence, wellbeing and social inclusion of the people we support.
As an Investing in Volunteers organisation, Creative Support are committed to developing and maintaining a successful, organisation-wide volunteer programme that provides rewarding volunteering opportunities for service users and people within local communities. Over the next two years Creative Support aim to recruit 150 new volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, as they recognize that volunteers bring a wealth of experience, life skills and enthusiasm that benefits our services and the people we support. In addition to developing and expanding our volunteer programme, we are keen to explore different ways of involving volunteers and external stakeholders, such as micro-volunteering, student volunteering and corporate volunteer days.
To support this development, Creative Support are seeking a dedicated, creative and experienced Volunteer Services Coordinator. You will work with the Business Development Manager and Volunteer Team to plan, implement and evaluate a programme of opportunities that increase volunteer engagement across the services and develop Creative Support’s relationship with local communities.
As a coordinator, you will have a national remit and build on the foundations put in place as part of the Investing in Volunteers accreditation to ensure Creative Support receive re-accreditation in 2020. You will be responsible for ensuring Creative Support have a consistent approach to volunteer recruitment, supervision and retention across the organisation. You will support local staff teams to develop roles that suit their services and client groups, and you will promote opportunities and develop effective recruitment campaigns. You will be the central point of contact for volunteers and ensure Creative Support proactively communicate with volunteers through e-bulletins and social media. You will coordinate celebration and recognition events for volunteers, making sure volunteers feel valued and part of the wider Creative Support community. You’ll also guarantee volunteers are consulted with regularly and that feedback is implemented in development plans.
This role calls for someone who can bring energy and creativity to the role, with excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an expanding volunteer programme at a national not-for-profit provider of social care services.
Interviews for this role will take place on 30 October 2018
For further information and to apply, visit: www.creativesupport.co.uk/jobs/2018/10/05/volunteer-services-coordinator/, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org