Exciting Opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is a one-year (until 31.03.21) grant funded role in a team working with our new and emerging communities to deliver the community services and activities. The Co-ordinator will be responsible for developing a local volunteer programme of community champions, which includes recruiting, assessing, supporting and managing the community champions, who will be supporting the delivery of the Migration Fund Community Programme and other volunteer-involving projects in the Council.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have experience of setting up volunteer programmes, recruiting and managing volunteers, volunteering policies and good practice, community development principles, working with diverse communities, experience of facilitating groups, have excellent people and relationship building skills, be well organised, work on your own initiative and have experience of setting up new projects. With a 'can-do' attitude, able to take the initiative and creative in problem solving and project delivery.
You will have a willingness to work evening and weekends as required.
Closing Date: 1 March 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.