Volunteering Officer

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
£19, 566 per annum
Posted:
14/12/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
864VO


Volunteering Officer

Reports To: Fundraising and Partnerships Senior Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: The Wallich Centre, Cardiff

Salary: £19, 566 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 per week, predominantly Monday to Friday, 9-5, flexibility required

Closing Date: 18 Jan 2019 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 8000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The Fundraising & Partnership Team are responsible for diversifying income streams, both unrestricted and restricted, via corporate and community fundraising, major gifts, legacy, grants,  trusts and Individual Giving.  The team also oversee the Corporate & Community Volunteer Programme as well as the Fundraising Ambassadors. The team are responsible for the stewardship of our corporate relationships, working in partnership to support the charity and increase employment and training opportunities for the people we support.

Purpose of Role

To facilitate the delivery of the Corporate, Community and Fundraising Volunteer Programmes. The role will organise volunteer placements for members of the community, corporate partners and regional fundraisers.  The post holder will work closely with the Participation & Progression Team, front line services and corporate partners.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of the value and impact of volunteering to the organisation and the wider community
  • Knowledge and understanding of good practice in volunteer management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Investing in Volunteers standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for professional boundaries
  • Knowledge and understanding of the connection between outcomes and future funding for the organisation.

Experience

  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook to an intermediate level
  • Experience of volunteer management, including recruitment, development and supporting volunteers
  • Experience of basic financial systems
  • Experience of facilitating group sessions (desirable)
  • Experience of self-motivating and motivating others to engage positively with change and innovation
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision whilst organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines
  • Experience of working with diverse people in a non-judgemental way
  • Experience of professionally and effectively representing the wishes and best interests of Service Users and the organisation whilst building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies and people at front line and senior levels.
  • Experience of effectively dealing with challenging situations whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of providing reports in a variety of formats.

Other

  • Creative and able to assist with the development and delivery of innovative solutions and initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and electronic.
  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
  • Willingness and ability to work across Wales is essential.
  • Flexible and able to meet the changing needs of the service and the organisation
  • Able to relate to people as individuals and respect their personal choices
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Induction details

All Wallich staff are required to attend a 5 day induction at the commencement of their employment.

Interview date: 28th January 2019

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
18/01/2019

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