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Volunteer Recruitment Officer (Paid)

  • Part time
  • £22,956 pro-rata
  • Musselburgh, with some home-based working
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 8th June 2022
  • 20 hrs p/w, initially 1 year with possibility to extend (funding dependent)


This is an exciting time for Changes with many new activities and organisational developments, enabling us to increase our reach and provide support to those who need it most. The new role of Volunteer Recruitment Officer provides an opportunity for a talented individual to support and strengthen our work, as an organisation who actively involves volunteers. Based in Musselburgh, with some home-based working, the post-holder will work closely with the Project Development Coordinator, Project Staff and the wider Changes team to ensure smooth and effective operations around all volunteer input and best practices are upheld. The post-holder will develop new and robust systems for tracking our volunteers journey, attend appropriate events to recruit volunteers, run induction training, seek out other appropriate training opportunities and support project staff to host regular group supervision.

About Changes

Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes is here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, healthy living activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.

Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission:

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

  • Support groups and courses
  • Therapy from experienced therapists as well as therapists in training
  • Healthy living activities
  • Training our community to support others

Our Values:

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.


The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh. However, there would be some home working for part of the week, where appropriate.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Project Development Coordinator, Kelly Thacker by calling 0131 653 3977 or by emailing

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability to the role (based on the personal specification), along with the equalities monitoring form and return to or post to Changes, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th June 2022 at 12pm.

Interviews will be held on Monday 4th July in Musselburgh.

More about Changes

For further information about Changes please see:

Our website:


Twitter: @Changes_CHP

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