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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

  • Advertised from 26th May 2021
  • Full time 35 Hours


Are you a Leader, an Organiser and a Project Manager with a deep understanding and appreciation of the huge benefits Volunteering has for the Volunteer and the charity or community within which they volunteer?

Are you interested in working for Edinburgh’s Employer of the Year?

We are looking for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator, 5 days a week, to recruit, induct, train and allocate Volunteers to a task or activity which will enable them, our Members and our community to flourish.

The GCP is based at the Grassmarket Centre on Candlemaker Row in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The role is flexible and some work can be carried out from home and tailored to your current life or work commitments. Ideally you will be able to attend the project in person 3 days a week. Some early evenings and some weekend working is required at times. An appropriate working pattern can be agreed.

We are looking for someone to join our multi-award-winning social enterprise charity with excellent people skills. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to best present our community to prospective volunteers as well as communicate policies and procedures that keep our Volunteers safe and hold them to account. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for reporting on Volunteer achievements and outcomes for the project as well training hours, training feedback and any wider improvements that can be made to the Volunteer’s experience in the Grassmarket Community Project.

As part of the team, the role may also involve community fundraising initiatives, collaboration with other team members, students on placement and any other task. We are a small team with a broad remit. This is achieved by having a flexible, creative and supportive approach to how we operate and support people. You will be able to work on your own initiative, be monitored periodically, identify your own learning and support needs as well as prioritise your workload to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

Application notes

To apply please send your CV (max 4 pages) and a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining ‘what attracts to you to this role and why you are a good match for it in terms of your values, skills, qualifications, interests and experience.’

Please send these to by no later than midnight on Sunday 13 June 2021

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 14 June and interviews will take place for those shortlisted on Tuesday 15th June and Wednesday 16th June [please note your availability and any preferences for those days and indicate in your covering letter if you will not be available if shortlisted to attend either of these days].