Volunteer Coordinator (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (homebased or office based)
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 27th July 2022
  • £12,500 plus attractive employee benefits package. 17.5 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
  • V417


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

ProjectScotland, part of the national charity Volunteering Matters, supports young people to get on in life, using the power of volunteering. We are thrilled to be involved in an innovative and exciting new partnership with The Welcoming Association known as the “Inspire Project” – to support the community participation and inclusion of New Scots Refugees. ProjectScotland’s role as part of the Inspire Project is to facilitate mentoring relationships and the opportunity for New Scots to access supported volunteering placements.

The core skills that young people need to move on in life includes interpersonal skills, communication skills, planning and problem solving, and working as part of a team. At times, New Scots refugees need support with these skills due to their experience of trauma or other very challenging experiences. Discrimination, language barriers, low self-esteem and other negative factors means that New Scots refugees have barriers to successfully engaging the labour market.

ProjectScotland are looking to recruit a talented, dynamic, and professional Volunteer Coordinator to join our team in Edinburgh, to work on the Inspire Project. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment, to our organisational values. Your role within the Inspire Project will include:

• Recruiting, training, matching, and supporting Volunteer Mentors

• Directly engage New Scots to understand their wants, needs and aspirations from mentoring relationships and volunteering opportunities

• Building and maintaining networks and relationships with charity partners across Edinburgh so that New Scots can take part in a volunteering placement

Application notes

Please send a completed application form join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk 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.

If you would like to have a discussion with the Hiring Manager prior to submitting your application, please request this from join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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