Black Country Housing Group – Volunteers Coordinator role

SRVC0119 – Volunteers Coordinator

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Posted: 03/01/2019 11:01
Salary: £24,743.28 per annum
Location: Head Office
Level: Admin
Deadline: 18/01/2019 09:00
Hours: 35
Benefits: Health Cash Plan, access to Network Benefits and Employee Advice Helpline
Job Type: Fixed Term
This project is fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund until March 2022. The mission is to achieve a large number of trained over 55’s who have the skills and confidence to support people with their finances and wider economic opportunities in the Black Country. In order to achieve this, we will target over 55’s to become volunteers, particularly retired people who have a huge skills base to draw on, they are ‘Skills Rich’. We will build up a vibrant bank of volunteers across the Black Country concentrating on the metropolitan areas of Dudley and Sandwell. We will work with schools, colleges, voluntary and community groups, statutory agencies and other partners to enable them to host trained volunteers in order to build progression and sustainability for the volunteers. We will also develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ programme with all partner agencies who decide to take on a trained volunteer. This programme, alongside a steering group, will be the basis of sustainability after the project life as partner agencies will be able continue to recruit and train their own bank of volunteers.

The post of Volunteers Coordinator is a crucial one for the project success and we are looking for a skilled and dedicated individual to join our team. As a Volunteers Coordinator, you will deliver and coordinate a programme of recruitment and training for financial confidence volunteers and champions across Sandwell and Dudley, as well as develop organisations and community group’s capacity to offer this service during and post project funding.

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of coordinating volunteering and/or working in a training and development capacity with the voluntary sector and experience of working to train or help people with financial confidence in an advisory capacity.

You will need to be able to travel flexibly and efficiently within the borough of Sandwell and Dudley is required.

The full job description and person specification can be downloaded here.

Key Details

  • Fixed term until March 2022
  • £24,743.28 per annum
  • 35 hours per week
  • Based in Rowley Regis, West Midlands, however working regularly in the local community will be required as part of the job role
  • The post holder will be subject to a six-month probation period
  • Interview Date: 28th January 2019

If you would like to be part of this innovative initiative, please apply with your CV alongside a supporting statement detailing how you meet each of the requirements of the person specification.

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