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Volunteer Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,199 – £26,426
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire
  • Closing 4th October 2019

  • Advertised from 13th September 2019
  • PAY: £24,199.50-£26,426 (Grade G PT 44-50)


The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive, innovative volunteering support programme on behalf of Engage Renfrewshire.

Main duties

  1. To create and implement an effective and creative marketing strategy which raises the profile of and increases commitment to volunteering in Renfrewshire, including building a social media presence on appropriate platforms and developing other online and offline communications which support volunteering objectives
  2. To develop and implement plans to fulfil the key aims of current and future Engage Renfrewshire Volunteering Strategies
  3. To support local third sector organisations to provide an excellent volunteer experience; supporting in the development of volunteering opportunities, and in the recruitment, training, management and retaining of volunteers
  4. To provide a volunteering network which supports networking, collaborative working, and which is courageous in addressing and finding innovative solutions for current issues
  5. To build and maintain relationships with key agencies such as local further and higher education, DWP, Renfrewshire Council and local employability initiatives
  6. To implement formal and informal ways of recognising and celebrating the contribution of volunteers and to promote and support the annual Volunteers’ Week celebration
  7. To support individual volunteers from harder to reach groups, particularly current projects such as Home and Belonging, and develop strategies to overcome barriers to volunteering in Renfrewshire
  8. To promote Saltire Awards and develop opportunities for youth volunteering
  9. To support local organisations to achieve Volunteer Friendly status
  10. To utilise the MILO (Salesforce) database to ensure that information is comprehensive and up to date and to run reports, analyse data and spot trends, which support the fulfilment of targets and strategic aims, and to evaluate the contribution of volunteers in Renfrewshire
  11. To manage volunteers within Engage to assist the smooth running of the Community And Voluntary Action (CAVA) team
  12. To ensure all member organisations, staff, trustees and volunteers within Engage Renfrewshire are kept aware of good practice in volunteering and of any changes in legislation, which may impact on volunteering
  13. To report to and work productively with the Community & Partnership Manager, and collaborate where relevant with other CAVA staff
  14. To understand and connect with the aims of Scottish Government and Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership
  15. To adhere to all Engage Renfrewshire’s policies and procedures.
  16. Any other duties which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the post

Application notes

Please apply with covering letter and CV to

Closing date: Friday 4 October, 2019

Interviews: Monday 14 October, 2019