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Monday 8 May 2017

Volunteer Coordinator

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last  year.

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

You can read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

(Please read the full job description for more detail)

Closing date: 5pm Monday 26 June 2017
Intervews: Wednesday 5 July 2017

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Pay: £22,658 to £24,964 (NJC 25-28) per year pro rata starting at the bottom of the scale
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • This is a full time post, 37.5 hours per week
  • 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Summ of T&Cs below)
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
  • You may need to travel around Bristol so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. There may be an option to use our fleet vehicles.
You’ll be working in the Participation and Learning (PaL) team based in our head office on Old Market and line managed by the PaL Team Manager.

The Participation and Learning team cover several areas of work and multiple projects. 
For us, Participation means ensuring our service users are actively involved in the design and delivery of our services. It also relates to the involvement of the wider community in our organisation. With this in mind, we have several volunteering schemes across the charity. 
The  Volunteer Coordinator helps to streamline and improve these programmes, ensuring that we provide appropriate support for our volunteers,  as well as leading a specific Community Mentoring project.  
The PaL team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. 
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. 
No two days will be the same but a typical day might include: 
  • Providing support to volunteer mentors - this could be face to face, telephone or email supervision and support.
  • Recruiting and training volunteers. 
  • Liaising with other staff supporting volunteers to promote good practice. 

I love life

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

You have excellent organisational skills to oversee the HR processes around the recruitment, training and support of volunteers. 

You have excellent communication and training skills to liaise with managers to develop volunteering opportunities and to induct and train volunteers appropriately. 

You have experience of providing support and supervision to volunteers or paid staff.

You also have experience of delivering engaging training or presentations.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Mel Lavin, Participation ad Learning Manager, on melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk or 0117 317 8800.

Closing Date: 5pm Monday 26 June 2017

Interviews:  Wednesday 5 July 2017


Download the documents in the Job Pack below or email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job pack


Returning completed applications:

You can send your application by post to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.

We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.

We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:

  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk
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