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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 18th September 2021

  • Advertised from 24th August 2021
  • Fixed Term Contract- 12 months/Secondment opportunities may be considered. 37.5 hours per week


Would you like to work as a Volunteer Lead in an established WDP service, and pilot innovative ways of working with Volunteers?

The service

WDP Greenwich is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Volunteer Lead to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant borough.

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

The role

Volunteer Services want to make improvements on our existing volunteer offer, and enhance this provision, specifically with the intention to create effective pathways into paid employment, reduce the skills gaps of entering employment and the burden on services in an operational capacity to utilise volunteers most effectively.

We are recruiting a Volunteer Lead specifically for Greenwich, reporting into the Recovery Action team. The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who will support the focus of this post to:

  • Coordinate the recruitment and management of a pool of volunteers
  • Design, develop and deliver quality materials, guidance and frameworks that support the learning & development of our volunteers, peer mentors and service user representatives
  • Provide coaching, support and supervision to ensure that volunteering and service user development decisions are made in line with best practice.
  • Devise and implement effective strategies for the ongoing development of a competent and effective workforce able to meet WDP’s immediate and long-term objectives.
  • Pilot innovative ways of working with volunteers.

Initially the post will have a sole focus for Greenwich for the first 6 months and there will be opportunities to contribute more widely on the organisational Volunteer Strategy.


This role will be in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (821 Woolwich Road,) providing a service across the whole borough but based Charlton. You may be required to work flexibly to provide some evening sessions and from other satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough where you will be able to support the local community.

The nearest train stations are Charlton and North Greenwich Station.

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary

Application notes

To arrange an informal chat about the role, contact, Wayne Butcher, Service Manager on Wayne.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancing

(You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received a sufficient number of applications).

WDP and our values

WDP is an innovative behaviour-change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

Referral Scheme

If you refer an external candidate for one of these roles and they are successful in their application, you will receive a £500 (for a referred practitioner or support staff), £700 (for a referred registered nurse) or £800 (for a referred manager) on the successful completion of their probationary period.

All payments are subject to tax and National Insurance deductions.

Please ask them to quote your name on the application form to ensure you don’t miss out.

Diversity and Equality

WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.


WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.