Job Description: Volunteer Development Officer

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Aston-Mansfield has been working in the heart of east London for over 130 years.  We provide a wide range of community development support and activities in the London Borough of Newham directly delivering services to children, young people and families.

In line with our strategy, the Volunteering Development Officer’s role will be to initiate projects that will encourage young people to make a real difference to their communities and their lives through the power of volunteering and social action. The post will run a wide range of volunteering programs and projects across our services that help them do just that.

We currently have around 40 community volunteers and have worked with some 30  corporate volunteers during the past year. We would like to significantly increase the involvement of young volunteers in the organisation, and their impact on our work. We are looking for an experienced proactive enthusiastic individual who can bring energy and drive to this role.

A satisfactory DBS check is required for this role.

Application closing date: Monday 5 August 2019

Interviews to be held:  Friday 9 August 2019

Please send your application form to: by Monday 5th August 2019, interviews will be taking place on Friday 9th August. 

1.    Location: Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, London, E7 9AB

2.    Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

3. Job Purpose: To grow our volunteer programme, particularly offering high quality volunteering experiences to young people. This role will create a range of new volunteering opportunities, as well as overseeing the recruitment, induction, engagement, and recognition of volunteers, and maintaining an up to date volunteer policy, handbook, systems and processes. The post-holder will also support the Chief Executive in the delivery of specific one-off projects, as and when required.

4.    Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify, develop and implement new volunteering opportunities, particularly for young people, which will increase the impact of Aston-Mansfield’s work.

Oversee charity shop volunteers, and support the development of new youth volunteering opportunities related to the charity shop

Promote Aston-Mansfield volunteering opportunities on-line, and through volunteering fairs, local events etc.

Recruit, induct and support and engage volunteers.

Communicate with, thank and involve volunteers, including organising volunteer events and producing a volunteer newsletter.

Co-ordinate relationships with key external organisations such as corporate partners, universities, colleges, community groups and other charities to fill the various volunteer opportunities.

Maintain the volunteering infrastructure (policies, processes and systems) that supports existing and new volunteers within Aston-Mansfield.

Build strong relationships with managers, providing advice and guidance with regards to any volunteer issues they may have.

Write and collate timely, detailed and well written reports on progress.

Other Tasks

The post-holder will also support the Chief Executive in the delivery of specific one-off projects, as and when required.

It is required that the duties described are undertaken in accordance with Aston-Mansfield’s operational policy with particular reference to Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety.  

Application form

Person specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Please send your application form and equal opportunities form to: by Monday 5th August 2019, interviews will be taking place on Friday 9th August.