Volunteer Development Officer (Westminster), 17.5 hours per week, fixed term to end September 2019

Location: Central London Salary: £26,632 per annum- pro rata (including London weighting) Hours: 17.5 hours per week Closing date:
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If you have any questions, please contact Venesha Patel, Senior Volunteer Development Officer on 0771 370 8542

Family Lives is a leading family support charity. We provide 24 hour support, seven days a week through a range of innovative and integrated services. We are seeking to recruit a Volunteer Development Officer who will be involved supporting and developing the volunteer aspects of the Befriending project in Westminster area to ensure that the organisation reaches and supports as many families as possible.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Senior Volunteer Development Officer on all aspects of volunteer recruitment, such as ensuring there is a continual bank of active volunteers, publicising vacancies and organising and conducting interviews. You will also be responsible for supporting the delivery of volunteer training and providing one to one support and group supervision as appropriate. In addition, the role will include matching of volunteers to families, keeping accurate records and completing reports

You will need to have experience of volunteer recruitment and training as well as experience of managing volunteers. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the role of volunteers in community projects. You will also have the ability to use your own initiative. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational and administrative skills. Comprehensive knowledge of local agencies, networks and partnerships within the area of family support is required.

You are required to have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. You will need to keep volunteers, service users and partner organisations well informed about the project and resolve any issues in the delivery of the project. Commitment to ensuring equal opportunities and diversity and the values, aims and objectives of Family Lives is also essential.

As a condition of appointment to this post, you are required to hold an OCN Level 3 qualification in Parent Practitioner Skills or equivalent or be willing to pursue, and to have achieved it, within 6 months of your start date. Demonstrable relevant experience may also exempt individuals from all or certain modules of the OCN. The decision of Human Resources is final regarding the appropriateness of other qualifications or previous experience.

Please ensure you address every criteria on the person specification on your supporting statement, preferably in order.

Please scroll down to obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance. Please note that we only accept application forms, which need to be emailed to recruitment@familylives.org.uk or sent to HR department, Family Lives, 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th October 2017

Interview date:  Wednesday, 25th October 2017

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