We currently have an opportunity for a Volunteer Development Worker to join our Volunteer Team based in Edinburgh. As Volunteer Development Worker, and working closely with other members of the Volunteer Team and development staff, you will help promote volunteer opportunities, improve the volunteering experience within Bield and promote the value of volunteering in order to extend and develop our volunteer services.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2019.
You will be responsible for liaising with local staff to develop and plan volunteering involvement and play a key role in recruiting volunteers as well as supporting and advising local staff in selecting, supporting and managing volunteers. You will undertake local networking with other volunteering agencies, develop and facilitate volunteer training and develop and implement local volunteer support networks. Above all you will bring a commitment to the ethos of volunteering and a genuine interest in enhancing the quality of life of older people.
The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication skills and good organisation in order to plan and prioritise workload. In addition, well-developed administration and IT skills are also an essential requirement. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of recruiting, supervising and training volunteers or staff.
Competitive salary, reviewed annually.
Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees). With the option to buy or sell holidays each year.
A wide range of learning and development activities
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Bield is a not for profit organisation and one of Scotland’s largest housing and support service providers. Bield’s focus is to provide housing for older people, creating living situations which allow tenants to retain their independence and live fulfilling lives. The promise of “Free to be” aligns the organisation’s vision that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible.
Established in 1971, Bield now provides over 5,400 affordable rent properties and a range of services across Scotland and has a large, diverse customer base. Operating as a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity, the organisation has adopted a new strategic direction which has inevitably brought about significant change to secure the long term future of Bield. The most challenging of which was the difficult decision to move away from the care home sector. They recognise that they are on a journey, and in order to continue helping improve the lives of older people, they need to look ahead, anticipate change and adapt. Their new strategic direction is bold and ambitious and they will need a strong, visionary leader to ensure their goals are achieved.
The successful candidate will support and guide the Board to fulfil the strategic vision and overall direction, maintaining a focus on the continuing development of their housing, care and support services. They will be an advocate for Bield, enhancing and raising the profile of the organisation, whilst building on relationships with key stakeholders and funders.
The new Chief Executive will be an engaging and personable team player; a natural communicator who understands the need to build strong relationships both internally and externally. They are looking for someone who is visible, pro-active and brave. Substantial experience of financial and budgetary control is essential, and the successful candidate must be commercially minded and embrace technology, innovation and change.
All backgrounds will be considered for the role; relevance for the role must be highlighted within your application.
For a confidential discussion contact Mike Orr or Gayle Williamson at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.