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Volunteer Development Officer

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2019

  • Advertised from 28th October 2019
  • 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday with some weekend and evening work required. This is a full time role but flexible working options will be considered. 32 days annual leave. Ideal start date 6th January 2020. Fixed term to end of December 2020.


Big Hearts Community Trust is the official charity of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Based in Gorgie, Edinburgh, our main commitment to 2021 is to improve outcomes for individuals and families at risk of social isolation across Edinburgh. We work across five key areas: Kinship Care, Older People, Multicultural Community, Families in Need and Mental Health. We use the power of football to change lives.

We work closely with local and specialist partners to identify areas of need, understand where we can best add value and to ensure any activities we develop/support are targeted and delivered effectively within the community.

Our volunteer programme was established in 2016 and has grown into a key area of work for Big Hearts.

Volunteers support the delivery of our programmes across our five key areas of work, and across a number of varied and flexible roles managed by Big Hearts or partner charities. The Volunteer Development Officer will be responsible for this project, ensuring volunteers are contributing to our organisational aims. Our ambition is to sustain the level of growth we’ve seen over the past three years and continue to add value to the project where we can. The Volunteer Development Officer will recruit, develop, train, support, reward and recognise the achievements of volunteers.

Application notes

A Job Pack is available for download below.

Please email your CV & cover letter to , detailing how your skills and experiences make you a good fit for this role.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 18th November. Shortlisted candidates will then receive an invitation to attend an interview.

Interviews will be held at Tynecastle Park on Wednesday 27th November 2019.

If you have any questions about the role, or the recruitment process please email and we will help.