Volunteer Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,500 pro-rata
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 10th January 2022
  • 17.5 hours per week. Length of contract: Until March 2023, reviewed annually. Reports to: Executive director
  • plus pension contribution


The LEAP organisation is a well-established charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50. This includes one to one and group befriending. We are looking to recruit a volunteer development officer to help deliver this service.

The volunteer development officer will be responsible for recruiting, training, support and supervision of volunteers for the delivery of LEAP’s Befriending project in South Lanarkshire.

The post holder will be required to ensure that an adequate supply of trained volunteers are available to meet the needs of the befriending services and the older people that use the service.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of volunteering issues at an operational level including working with volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including good listening skills and the ability to influence and motivate volunteers and the public with, enthusiasm and a positive, outgoing attitude.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Outstanding communication, relationship building and networking skills.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity issues, and a commitment to putting equality principles into practice.
  • Effective administrative skills, and a good standard of IT skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access or other databases, and internet.
  • Sound numeracy skills, including the ability to independently produce statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets.
  • Good time management skills, and the ability to manage a diverse workload and prioritise effectively so that deadlines are met.
  • A sensitive and professional approach towards colleagues, volunteers and service users, mindful of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practices.
  • Ability to travel independently across the area of service.
  • Experience of working in/with the public and/or voluntary sector.
  • Empathy with LEAP's aims, values and objectives.

Application notes

For further information please contact Stuart McGregor, Executive Director, on 0141 641 5169 or e-mail stuart@leap-project.co.uk

Information and application packs are available from our website leap-project.co.uk/vacancies

Closing date for applications will be Monday 31st January 2022 at 10am.

Please return all completed applications by email to: recruitment@leap-project.co.uk.

Previous applicants need not apply.