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Strategic Lead - Volunteering

  • Full time
  • £26,317
  • Ayr
  • Closing 25th September 2020

  • Advertised from 3rd September 2020
  • Hours: 35hrs per week. Holidays: 36 days per year


VASA are looking for a forward thinking, highly motivated and confident person to lead and develop volunteering across South Ayrshire.

This post will focus on leading the creation and implementation of an effective Volunteer Strategy for South Ayrshire by supporting the Scottish Governments Volunteering Framework and contributing to the organisation’s wider Business Plan, working in partnership with volunteers, H&SCP, Local Authority and other partners.

Your role will also include supporting the Third Sector in South Ayrshire to develop their volunteering capacity and sustainability. You will also be leading a small team of volunteering support staff, managing VASA volunteers as well as the development of the Saltire Awards, helping to instil the values of volunteering within young people.

In order to apply for the post, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the essential skills listed below.

  • 2 years’ minimum experience of creating and significantly contributing to strategic planning processes and successful implementation
  • 3 years’ minimum working knowledge of the Third Sector
  • 2 years’ relevant experience of working with voluntary and volunteer involving groups
  • Educated to higher education level - Degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent report writing and IT skills
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills

This is a completely new post and is an opportunity for the right person to become part of the VASA core team.

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 25th September 2020

1st Stage Interview – anticipated dates: 29th/30th September

For an Application Pack, contact