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Volunteer Co-ordinator

Location: Town Hall

Job type: Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £11091 - £12245

Job reference: 2312

Hours: Part Time

Closing date: 24th January 2021

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About the job

Would you like to play a key role in coordinating, encouraging and supporting work with arts and museums volunteers?

This is an exciting time to join the Arts, Museums, Festivals & Events service as a new strategic vision is now in place and several significant capital projects are in the pipeline. Although Leicester is already full of world class art and culture the city council is committed to growth and the vision is to create experiences that make Leicester truly special.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to lead on the day to day management of volunteering activities within service. Currently we have around 300 volunteers per annum supporting the delivery of our diverse and exciting programme of activities to service users. Our volunteer roles include museum event volunteers, gardening volunteers, photographic archive volunteers, museum gallery engagement volunteers, festival and event volunteers, and De Montfort Hall volunteers.

Based at the Town Hall, the post holder will co-ordinate volunteering opportunities at Leicester Museums & Art Gallery, Abbey Pumping Station, Belgrave Hall, Leicester Guildhall, Newarke Houses, De Montfort Hall, and our festivals and events sites.

Your role

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator, you’ll work alongside staff to manage the processes for assigning volunteers to roles across the service areas as well as identify and develop new volunteering opportunities. You’ll oversee the recruitment, induction, and training of volunteers, the management of volunteer records, risk assessments, and communications with volunteers. Using excellent interpersonal skills, you’ll develop and strengthen links with volunteers, provider and partners to deliver sustainable, successful, efficient and effective services in order to meet agreed requirements.

What you'll need

With experience of working with volunteers and engaging with diverse communities you’ll be able to effectively present and promote volunteering opportunities and engage with volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. You’ll also have experience of undertaking risk assessments and identifying risk management solutions. With a sound knowledge of volunteer management issues and experience of supervision, you’ll be a self-starter with skills to organise, develop and motivate volunteers and staff, and support team working. With high attention detail and accuracy, you’ll have the ability to input and maintain up to date records on the relevant databases.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact David Orton by email to or call 0116 454 3528

Additional information

Part-time, Fixed Term post for 12 months - 18.5 hours per week

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