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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Service: Across all Compass' services
  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: £25,503 - £29,938 (p.a. plus £4.5k London Weighting Allowance if applicable)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 07/22-3

Fixed-term – 12 months

A fantastic opportunity to join the team at Compass in our newly created Volunteer Coordinator role. We are committed to recruit and include volunteers so that we can learn from their expertise and bring new approaches to our service delivery.

Do you have the ability to develop and embed a volunteer framework throughout our organisation? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Opportunity

This is an excellent time to bring your expertise to Compass. The role is brand-new, and the right applicant can help to make a big difference to the quality of services we deliver.

You will be setting the organisational infrastructure, systems and standards for recruiting and managing Volunteers across Compass’ services. The ability to set up a Volunteer framework is a must and will include recruitment, training, induction, support and retention.

You’ll be part of a passionate, cohesive team of professionals who are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

About us

Compass is a values-based organisation whose mission is to create healthier lives and safer communities. Compass provides health and wellbeing services for children, young people, families and communities. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes across all areas of their lives.

We offer universal, targeted, specialist and bespoke services enabling us to understand peoples’ needs and lived experiences. Our services run across the UK.

The person

You will be skilled in recruiting, training and mentoring a diverse range of staff/volunteer within the same or similar setting. You will be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of the population and supporting organisations to improve health outcomes.

You will have direct experience of practising Safer Recruitment processes as well as Keeping Children Safe in Education processes. You’ll also demonstrate an ability to manage sensitive and confidential information. On a personal note, you’ll be an influential, engaging and committed individual.

About the role

As Volunteer Coordinator, your key objectives include:

  • Establishing and embedding the Volunteer framework across the organisation
  • Developing clearly defined job roles and responsibilities
  • Offering excellent recruitment skills, to include Safer Recruitment
  • Following all recommendations and guidelines for Volunteers
  • Working in partnership with key contacts, both internally and externally

We welcome informal conversations about the role. Please contact Richard Thomas with any questions.

The benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression

Closing date: 9 a.m. on Monday 6 June 2022

Interview date: Monday 13 June 2022

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient applications be received prior to the published closing date.

To apply you will need to download and complete Parts 1&2 of our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form. Please send completed application forms to CVs alone will not be accepted.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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