At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Engagement Manager to join our team in Newcastle upon Tyne. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.
Over the last 18 months, we have led the development and delivery of the new “Home from Hospital and
Community Support” volunteering programme in Newcastle, alongside our delivery partner’s - Chain Reaction.
This service involves volunteers supporting patients to return home from a hospital stay, ensuring the patient is settled and comfortable at home and providing short term emotional and practical support. Further information on the project is available online -
As our Engagement Manager, you will be the lead Volunteering Matters staff member delivering this programme, working closely with our Chain Reaction partners, stakeholders, funders, volunteers, and other internal colleagues to ensure the project continues to be a success.
This is a Fixed Term contract until 31.10.2023 at the moment, an extension to the contract is possible, dependent on future funding being available for the project.