Volunteering Matters
Volunteering Matters

Charity registered in Scotland SC039171

We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today.

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Volunteer Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,668
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2020

Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our Delivery Team in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly while demonstrating an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

The focus of this role is on the day to day coordination of our new “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project which is being launched across the City of Edinburgh. You will recruit, train, support and match volunteers with families and young people, work in partnership with social work teams, schools and others.

You will assist the VSF Project Manager to develop the programme and report on the projects activities and work.

As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager may also be involved in the delivery of other programmes and projects across the region.

The Volunteer Manager will be accountable to the VSF Project Manager.

Volunteers Supporting Families

We have been commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council to set up, launch and deliver our “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project across the City. VSF is an established and effective Volunteering Matters programme that currently operates in Southend-on-Sea, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. The project was initially set up in response to the death of Victoria Climbie and the Lord Laming enquiry that followed.

The project offers a pioneering approach, recruiting volunteers from the local community to provide support to families whose children are at risk or have a safeguarding plan. By preventing and de-escalating issues, our volunteers help struggling families to turn things around.

Further information on VSF is available on the Volunteering Matters website.

In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.

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Volunteer Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,668
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 31st July 2020

Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our Delivery Team in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly while demonstrating an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

The main focus of this role is on the day to day coordination of the North Lanarkshire Befriending Project. You will attract, recruit, train, support and match volunteers with children and young people, work in partnership with social work teams, schools and others. You will assist to develop the programme and report on the projects activities and work.

As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager may also be involved in the delivery of other programmes across the country. This includes the Clackmannanshire Befriending Project, our Volunteers Supporting Families project, Action Earth and our Full Time Volunteering Programme.

The Volunteer Manager will report to the Delivery Leader for Scotland and Northern England.

Appointment to this position is subject to PVG disclosure checks. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

About us

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’re 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.

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 our business.

In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.

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Volunteer Manager - Mind Matters

  • Part time
  • £22,668 pro-rata
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 16th October 2020

We are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our team in Scotland. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of our brand new “Mind Matters” programme across Clackmannanshire. Mind Matters is an effective, youth-delivered project that improves the mental health, resilience and wellbeing of children and young people aged 11-25. Its success comes from the young people who lead and deliver the project by listening, learning and engaging with their peers on matters that effect their mental health and well-being.

As our Volunteer Manager, you will create a network of Volunteer Champions, aged 16-25 who will be recruited, trained and supported so that they are empowered to lead effective change in their community by:

  • Becoming social activists: designing and delivering peer workshops: developing guides, resources and toolkits for their peers: engaging with their community and effectively signposting to sources of support
  • Establishing a youth-led and focussed mental health campaign, leading and campaigning for children’s mental health awareness across Clackmannanshire.

As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager will work alongside colleagues who deliver a wide range of other volunteering programmes across the country. This includes the North Lanarkshire and Clackmannanshire Befriending Projects, Volunteers Supporting Families in Edinburgh, Action Earth and our Full Time Volunteering Programme.

The Volunteer Manager will report directly to the Delivery Leader for Scotland and North East England.

Appointment to this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check (DBS/PVG). Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

We will consider job-share opportunities.

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Volunteer Manager – Equip Mentoring Programme

  • Full time
  • £22,668
  • Alloa, Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 26th November 2020

Volunteering Matters use the unique power of volunteering 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 and 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’re 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.

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 our business

We are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our team in Scotland. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of our brand new Equip Mentoring programme across Clackmannanshire which supports young people aged 15-18.

Some young people, for whatever reason, may not have the skills to ensure they can navigate a route into higher education, into training or the employment market. We believe that all young people are capable of being in higher education, employment or training if they wish to be, but we also know that some need a helping hand to achieve this. This is where Equip Mentoring comes in.

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the effective delivery of the mentoring programme. This includes recruiting, training and supporting volunteers who have the skills, knowledge, patience, commitment and life experience to be able to guide and mentor young people towards their chosen goals. As a key member of the Volunteering Matters team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager will work alongside colleagues who deliver a wide range of volunteering programmes across the country.

The Volunteer Manager will report directly to the Delivery Leader for Scotland and North East England.

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