Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK

Salary: £25,575 per annum pro rata

Hours: 15 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 15th December 2021

About the Position

Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you want to help inspire and support them to live a better life? 

YMCA DownsLink Group are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our inspire team and help deliver the MTAR Programme – coordinating volunteer programmes under the MTAR programme in Guildford Foyer. You will work closely with Volunteer Coordinators in Sussex and the Inspire Manager as well as the Inspire coach and the housing team in Guildford Foyer. 

You will recruit, onboard, train and support volunteers to provide and support a range of activities in our housing projects, and localities, ensuring that volunteers have a positive experience with YMCA DLG and provide a professional service in their roles.

Person Specification 

We would be particularly interested in candidates with experience of supporting young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers; an understanding and willingness to learn about the issues faced by these young people. 

A people person, who understands how to motivate, inspire and coordinate a team of volunteers. Excellent people and communication skills. 

Key Requirements 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young and/or vulnerable people living in supported housing. 
  • Experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers and working with young and/or vulnerable people 
  • Able to work weekends and evenings as required 

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered. 

Further Information

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For questions regarding paid opportunities or to request another application format: please email [email protected]

For questions regarding volunteering opportunities: please email [email protected]

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