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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500
  • Homebased or Edinburgh office based
  • Closing 25th May 2022

  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • Permanent Contract. 35 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours).
  • plus attractive employee benefits package
  • V399


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.

Role Purpose

Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Project Manager to join our team. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly while demonstrating a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

As our Project Manager, you will lead a team of staff and volunteers, playing a key role overseeing, managing, delivering and developing our work in local communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians. As a senior member of the team, you will role model our organisational values and demonstrate excellent leadership skills. You will develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, volunteers, people accessing our programmes, funders, partners, and other stakeholders.

You will be responsible for the quality delivery and development of our established Family Supporters programme in Edinburgh, as well as our new Grandmentors programmes in Edinburgh, and East Lothian. These programmes offer practical, social, and emotional support to families and young people (including those who are care experienced or who have Adverse Childhood Experiences), empowering them to face a range of life challenges.

We attract, recruit, train, match and support dedicated volunteers to help families and young people every step of the way, spending 1:1 time together on a personalised set of goals and outcomes. As an ambitious organisation, we hope to further grow and develop our work across Edinburgh and the Lothians over the coming weeks, months, and years. You will contribute towards our business development objectives, based around place. As new work develops, you may lead the effective delivery of those programmes and initiatives across the region.

Application notes

Closing date: 25th May 2022

Interview date and Location: Week commencing 30th May 2022

Start date: ASAP

Please send a completed application form clearly stating which role you are applying for. There are sections in the form where you can demonstrate how you fulfil the role requirements and also express yourself, what previous relevant achievements you have (both in life and at work), what skills & experience you can offer, and what you believe you can contribute to Volunteering Matters.

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