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We are looking for a Volunteering Support & Development Officer - recruitment and retention
- Ewell, Surrey
- Permanent, full time
- £30,600 per annum + Competitive Benefits
About the role/person
As a member of the Volunteering Support team, you will take a lead role in promoting the safe and effective involvement of volunteers. You will do this by providing expert advice, information, guidance and support to potential volunteers, branches, regions and nations taking particular responsibility for supporting the organisation on recruitment and selection matters. You will also ensure the effective recruitment of volunteering roles including speaking to potential volunteers and helping them develop their volunteering journey at Samaritans.
You will also take the lead in identifying areas for improvement and new initiatives in recruitment both at a branch level and across the organisation, supporting work to encourage best practice and innovation to improve volunteer recruitment and selection.
As well as supporting best practice throughout the organisation, you will be working as part of a team to support safeguarding operations and problem solving ensuring the Volunteering Team provides an effective service to branches and manages organisational risk.
This is a varied role where no two days are the same. To undertake this role, you will rely on your knowledge of safe, effective recruitment and volunteering good practice. You will utilise this knowledge alongside your experience of providing advice, training and support on volunteering matters, throughout Samaritans.
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
Please download the full job description, post benefits form and application form.
Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 09:00am on 25 March 2019. 1st round interviews will be held on 3 April 2019 with 2nd round interviews taking place on 15 April.