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Volunteer Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Perth with travel throughout Scotland as required
  • Closing 18th September 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2020
  • Full-Time post: 35 hours per week


Full-time posts in Cruse Scotland are 35 hours per week with 4 weeks annual leave and 10 public holidays. All postholders within Cruse Scotland are offered 6% employer pension contributions with a requirement of a 3% employee pension contribution.

Our Organisation: We are a Scotland’s Bereavement Charity. We support anyone who has been affected by bereavement in Scotland, regardless of who has died, when they died or how they died. The service is open to all ages and to clients living anywhere in Scotland.

Our bereavement counselling and listening support services are delivered wholly by volunteers, who are supported by a small but mighty staff team across Scotland of 14. We have 260 volunteers across the organisation, this includes our Board, Helpline, and counselling team.

About the Role: We seek to recruit a highly motivated and energetic individual to take lead on all aspects of volunteer management for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland.

You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of existing Cruse volunteers and staff, and be responsible for the recruitment and induction of new volunteers to the organisation in a variety of roles, and supporting their ongoing journey with the organisation.

The post is based in Perth but will involve travel throughout Scotland. There is a requirement to work some Saturdays throughout the year for training events and volunteer induction days, which you will lead on.

About You:

The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have a good working knowledge of working with volunteers and who can demonstrate an empathy for our work. You will have experience of leading, motivating, managing, and developing volunteers. You must have the ability to interact positively with people at all levels both internally and externally

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a hugely committed organisation.

Application notes

To find out more, you can request an application pack by contacting our Office Manager: Michaela Thomson at Email: or T: 01738 444178

The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Friday, 18th September 2020.

Interviews will be held online on Tuesday 29th September 2020

Please note that this post is funded initially for one year, whilst we would hope to secure future funding, this is not guaranteed at this stage.