Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4DD
  • Closing 25th July 2021

  • Advertised from 7th July 2021
  • Hours: 21 hours per week. Salary: £23000 (pro-rata to £13,800)


Forth Valley Sensory Centre(FVSC) is seeking an experienced and committed individual to work as part of its team as a Volunteer Co-ordinator. The Volunteer Co-ordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training and management of Volunteers.

The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is a busy and varied role, integral to the smooth running of the Centre. The Centre currently has an average of 50 volunteers.

The post holder will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers, arranging PVG checks and matching volunteers to opportunities, e.g. volunteer driver, activity assistant.

Additionally, the Volunteer Co-ordinator will work alongside other Team members to help build close relationships with our staff, partners, centre users and external organisations. This will help to maximise volunteer experience and also to identify opportunities to attract corporate volunteers.

The job-role also involves managing work-experience placements for students and organising training sessions for Centre Users and Volunteers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Devise individual plans to support and manage volunteers
  • Review, develop and deliver a volunteer strategy in conjunction with CEO and other Team members.
  • Deliver Sensory Awareness and Safeguarding training sessions for volunteers, staff and external organisations.
  • Liaise with staff to ensure that requests for volunteer input are met, particularly for group activities and cafe
  • Recruit, train support and manage volunteers
  • Maintain an awareness of FVSC projects and centre Partner activity
  • Project manage those activities where volunteer input is required
  • Produce a brief monthly narrative report for inclusion in Centre Update
  • Produce a quarterly Volunteer Newsletter
  • Facilitate monthly volunteer peer networking meetings
  • Support the Centre to work towards the achievement of the Volunteer Friendly Award
  • Regularly review volunteer policies and handbook to ensure they comply with current statutory and operational requirements.
  • Assist with Centre events and activities as required
  • Provide occasional admin support for the Board of Trustees.

Person Specification:

  • experience of volunteer management
  • flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • able to work on own initiative and also as part of a team
  • experience of providing training
  • project management
  • event and publicity
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • confident in the use of all Microsoft office packages
  • familiar with social media
  • interpersonal skills – working with others
  • partnership background
  • BSL skills helpful/willingness to learn

To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including 25 days’ annual leave, 8 public holidays and an excellent employer pensions scheme. The successful applicant will also be provided with a Company laptop and mobile telephone.

Application notes

To apply please complete and return the application form to: lesleystark@forthvalleysensorycentre.org

Or, post a copy of your completed form to: Lesley Stark, HR Assistant, Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD

If you have any questions regarding the post please contact: jacquiewinning@forthvalleysensorycentre.org

Closing date: Sunday 25th July with in person interviews taking place at FVSC on Wednesday 28 July.