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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Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Across Scotland
  • Closing 7th May 2021

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We use the unique power of volunteering to resolve some of the UK’s most pressing social issues. We have made a public commitment to “Keep the Promise” and we are thrilled to have received funding from The Promise Partnership.

The Promise Partnership is responsible for driving change demanded by the findings of Scotland's Independent Care Review. The review issued its vision for Scotland in February 2020, this was titled ‘The Promise' .

The Partnership works with all kinds of organisations to support shifts in policy, practice, and culture so Scotland can “Keep The Promise” it made to care experienced infants, children, young people, adults and their families - that every child in Scotland grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.

Role Purpose

As our Participation Manager you will lead to deliver organisational change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system’ to Keep the Promise and provide holistic family support.

The role involves working across Volunteering Matters and ProjectScotland’s portfolio of programmes across Scotland. Working closely with a wide range of colleagues across our Delivery, Impact, HR and Comms teams, you will ensure that our projects and day-to-day practices align with the work and vision of the Promise and encorporate a rights based approach as now legislated in Scotland through the UNCRC.

You will also support our internal Diversity, Inclusion and Equality network.

You will audit and assess the organisations current delivery and development landscape - evaluating, facilitating, reflecting, and then implementing measures to ensure we live and breathe the values of the Promise. This includes internally within our organisation and externally across the communities we reach.

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below or visit our website.

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Delivery Leader – Glasgow & West Scotland

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Glasgow and West Scotland
  • Closing 25th April 2021

You will be home or office based. Post Covid-19 with the expectation to travel across Glasgow and West Scotland.

BAME Recruitment are working in partnership with Volunteering Matters to support the recruitment of Delivery Leaders based in Glasgow and West Scotland.

About Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity that brings people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues though the power of volunteering. They engage over 20,000 volunteers every year through more than 100 programmes across England, Scotland, and Wales.

They partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and ensuring young people can change.

Their local knowledge and energy is used to make action and progress, build stronger communities, and create a better future for all.

About the role

As a Delivery Leader, your role will be to develop and facilitate a high performing team that delivers inclusive and impactful volunteering and social action activities across Glasgow and West Scotland whilst meeting the needs of the communities that they are part of. You will be leading both the joint staff and volunteer team.

You will be the main leads for local commissioners, funders and partners. You will be responsible for maintaining pre-existing relationships with partners and securing renewals, as well as discovering and creating potential new business and collaboration opportunities.

You will be trustworthy, respect your team members and promote a culture of collective accountability. As a Delivery Leader, you will play a leading role in ensuring that Volunteering Matters is an inclusive, happy and rewarding place to work and volunteer.

About You

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of:

• Building, facilitating and managing high performing teams.

• Using the power of storytelling to evidence impact and influence stakeholders.

• Building effective relationships across organisations.

• Place based delivery and development.

• Managing external stakeholder networks.

• Reporting on projects, including budget management.

Together with:

• Willingness to empower volunteers to deliver local services.

• Previous management or leadership experience in the community.

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Delivery Leader – Tayside and Highlands

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Tayside and Highlands
  • Closing 25th April 2021

You will be home or office based. Post Covid-19 with the expectation to travel across Tayside and Highlands.

BAME Recruitment are working in partnership with Volunteering Matters to support the recruitment of Delivery Leaders based in Tayside and Highland.

About Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity that brings people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues though the power of volunteering. They engage over 20,000 volunteers every year through more than 100 programmes across England, Scotland, and Wales.

They partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and ensuring young people can change.

Their local knowledge and energy is used to make action and progress, build stronger communities, and create a better future for all.

About the role

As a Delivery Leader, your role will be to develop and facilitate a high performing team that delivers inclusive and impactful volunteering and social action activities across Glasgow and West Scotland whilst meeting the needs of the communities that they are part of. You will be leading both the joint staff and volunteer team.

You will be the main leads for local commissioners, funders and partners. You will be responsible for maintaining pre-existing relationships with partners and securing renewals, as well as discovering and creating potential new business and collaboration opportunities.

You will be trustworthy, respect your team members and promote a culture of collective accountability. As a Delivery Leader, you will play a leading role in ensuring that Volunteering Matters is an inclusive, happy and rewarding place to work and volunteer.

About You

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of:

• Building, facilitating and managing high performing teams.

• Using the power of storytelling to evidence impact and influence stakeholders.

• Building effective relationships across organisations.

• Place based delivery and development.

• Managing external stakeholder networks.

• Reporting on projects, including budget management.

Together with:

• Willingness to empower volunteers to deliver local services.

• Previous management or leadership experience in the community.

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Youth Engagement Manager (Aberdeen - Home based)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Working from home close to Aberdeen City
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family. ProjectScotland gives

young people the chance to learn new skills and to get on in life through volunteering placements and mentoring opportunities.

Role Purpose

We are delighted to be working in a fresh initiative in partnership with Aberdeen City Council to support their “virtual school” initiative for care experienced young people, providing them and other young people in Aberdeen with opportunities to take part in volunteering placements and mentoring support as part of a pathway to improving their lives, and life chances.

We are therefore looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Youth Engagement Manager to join our team. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values. You will be leading the work to establish our presence in Aberdeen, working with the local authority education, social work, and employability teams to identify young people who might benefit from the programme and designing our contribution to the work.

This will require strong leadership, and the ability to build partnership, and collaborating positively to add value to existing provision.

As our Youth Engagement Manager, you will directly support young people with complex and challenging barriers to securing a positive pathway from school. This will include barrier identification and removal, supporting pre volunteering activity as well as volunteering placements in their local area. Young people will also be supported by a dedicated ProjectScotland volunteer Mentor, and post placement, your role will be to support a positive bridge to further employability programmes or opportunities.

You will identify, develop, and manage partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, building an effective presence within the third sector interface, and across its networks. You will create diverse, high-quality, structured volunteering opportunities with partner organisations, ensuring that volunteering roles reflect the needs and interests of young people. You will also support the creation of strong referral pathways into our service, and beyond it, building on a knowledge of existing provision.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

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Youth Engagement Manager (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Working from home close to Aberdeen City
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family. ProjectScotland gives

young people the chance to learn new skills and to get on in life through volunteering placements and mentoring opportunities.

Role Purpose

We are delighted to be working in a fresh initiative in partnership with Aberdeen City Council to support their “virtual school” initiative for care experienced young people, providing them and other young people in Aberdeen with opportunities to take part in volunteering placements and mentoring support as part of a pathway to improving their lives, and life chances.

We are therefore looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Youth Engagement Manager to join our team. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values. You will be leading the work to establish our presence in Aberdeen, working with the local authority education, social work, and employability teams to identify young people who might benefit from the programme and designing our contribution to the work.

This will require strong leadership, and the ability to build partnership, and collaborating positively to add value to existing provision.

As our Youth Engagement Manager, you will directly support young people with complex and challenging barriers to securing a positive pathway from school. This will include barrier identification and removal, supporting pre volunteering activity as well as volunteering placements in their local area. Young people will also be supported by a dedicated ProjectScotland volunteer Mentor, and post placement, your role will be to support a positive bridge to further employability programmes or opportunities.

You will identify, develop, and manage partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, building an effective presence within the third sector interface, and across its networks. You will create diverse, high-quality, structured volunteering opportunities with partner organisations, ensuring that volunteering roles reflect the needs and interests of young people. You will also support the creation of strong referral pathways into our service, and beyond it, building on a knowledge of existing provision.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

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Youth Engagement Manager (PT)

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family. ProjectScotland support young people to get on in life, using the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future. We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.

Role Purpose

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

You will support young people in Edinburgh aged 16-30 to get ready for the next stage of their lives using the power of volunteering. Young people will become active citizens through a volunteer placement with one of our local partners – a charity, social enterprise or not for profit organization. By taking part in volunteering, young people will achieve positive outcomes, improve their life chances and employability prospects. You will directly engage with young people through a 3 month structured and supported volunteering opportunity. The opportunity will be tailored to the individuals needs, goals and interests, and will be flexible to accommodate any barriers or challenges faced by the young person. The focus will be for the young person to use this placement as a stepping stone to a positive destination.

Your level of support will vary for each young person, but will include an action plan, and monitoring of progress on a regular basis. You will liaise regularly with the young person and the charity partner to ensure the placement is successful.

You will manage and develop our networks and relationships in Edinburgh, particularly in the South West and South East localities, in order to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations who will host a variety of volunteer placements to suit young people who may have complex needs, barriers or challenges.

Finally, you will work alongside colleagues in our ProjectScotland Mentoring team, ensuring young people have the opportunity to benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor during and after their charity placement experience.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

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Youth Engagement Manager (FT)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family. ProjectScotland support young people to get on in life using the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future.

We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.

Role Purpose

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

You will directly support young people who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your support will include barrier identification and removal, one to one employability support such as help with CV writing, job search and interview preparation, ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identifying a suitable volunteering placement with them.

You will work alongside colleagues in our Mentoring team, ensuring young people can benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor. You will manage and develop our partnerships in Edinburgh, West and East Lothian including with education, social work, and employability teams, to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build relationships and networks with charitable and nonprofit organisations across these 3 areas who will host volunteer placements.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

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Youth Engagement Manager (Highlands)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Tayside and the Highlands
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Role Reports To: Delivery Leader for Tayside and the Highlands

Direct Reports: None

Job Family: 3 - £24,000 FTE

Department: Delivery

Overview

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family.

ProjectScotland support young people to get on in life, using the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future.

We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.

Role Purpose

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

You will directly support young people who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your support will include barrier identification and removal, one to one employability support such as help with CV writing, job search and interview preparation and finally ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identify a suitable volunteering placement with them.

You will work alongside colleagues in our Mentoring team, ensuring young people have the opportunity to benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor.

You will manage and develop our networks and relationships in the Highlands including with education, social work and employability teams, to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across these 3 areas who will host volunteer placements.

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