Top job! Head of Strategic Planning

  • Part time
  • £60,000 pro-rata
  • Homebased or office based
  • Closing 10th July 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd June 2022
  • 14 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
  • Plus attractive employee benefits package


Volunteering Matters

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

- To support the ongoing refining and development of strategic planning in the organization.

- Leading on our 90 day planning cycle and implementation approach

- Facilitating a capacity building approach for the organisation to implement 90 day planning and delivery in line with our strategy and KPIs

- Facilitating sessions that allow the organisation to tackle complex problems cross teams, that will then form part of the work programme for the 90 day strategic planning cycle

- The ongoing facilitation of refinement of strategy, achieved through statements and organisational KPIs

About Volunteering Matters

Our volunteering and social action programmes bring people together to overcome adversity, tackle isolation, improve physical and mental health, develop skills, and ensure young people can lead change.

What makes us unique is our approach to developing programmes in local areas. Our volunteering programmes are designed by communities, for communities, as they have the power, local knowledge, and energy to improve themselves from within.

We have nearly 60 years of experience in supporting people facing all sorts of life challenges, from financial wellbeing to loneliness or barriers to education and employment. Our projects range from mentoring schemes to social groups, from community drivers to young people raising awareness of the issues that mean the most to them.

While we share our experience and resources to create opportunities, we’re entirely driven by the ideas on the ground. Each project is built with the specific needs of a community in mind. Since we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, building partnerships dedicated to sustainable societal change across the UK.

This role

As a member of the executive leadership team, you’ll facilitate the organisation to plan in strategic 90 day cycles, ensuring that our work remains relevant to our strategy, addresses real problems and furthers the organisation’s mission.

In addition to directly facilitating this with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Head of Strategic Planning will also have a role in supporting capacity building across the organisation, running workshops and interventions that support the rest of the organisation to take a similar approach to strategic planning. The part time nature if this role means the capacity building element is vital, and it fits with our decentralised structure to empower teams to manage their priorities directly, in line with the strategic aims of the organisation.

The Head of Strategic Planning will also help support the refresh of our strategy and achieved through statements, at least once every three years with staff, trustees and volunteers.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 10th July 2022

Interview date and Location: week commencing 18th July 2022, online