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.

Current vacancies

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.