Volunteer Coordinator

£18,336 per year
05 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
NewLink Wales Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Volunteer Coordinator to join NewLink based in Cardiff.

NewLink Wales helps people get their lives back on track by supporting them to change behaviours and lifestyles that affect their health and wellbeing. We show them how to make positive connections in their community, be part of meaningful activity, and challenge the things that hold them back.

NewLink Wales do this through training, qualifications, volunteering, education and advice.  We also train those who provide services, passing on the facts, skills and confidence they need to help others.

In short, we exist to build futures.

As a Volunteer Coordinator you will support NewLink Wales team in achieving Our Why through the delivery of front line services with an environmental focus:

  • To provide peer support, empowerment and direct support to participants accessing the NewSteps project and ‘Buzzin’’ Bee Farm’ social enterprise project delivered by NewLink Wales
  • To deliver the outcomes from existing funding grants for our NewSteps Service and our Buzzin Project
  • To work with individuals through learning, education and a skills development programme to enable service-users to move from client to worker.
  • To prepare & deliver individual learning programmes for service users, in preparation for NewSteps and Buzzin volunteer projects
  • To positively promote the interest of service users within the community
  • Support the volunteers in attending on-going training programmes to encourage personal development
  • To link in with the Out Of Work Service in identifying suitable referrals for their peer mentoring contract

As a Volunteer Coordinator your key duties and responsibilities will be:

  • To promote and publicise environmental volunteering and facilitate appropriate referrals
  • To prepare people to access the NewSteps and Buzzin volunteer projects
  • To deliver the Wellbeing Personal Development Qualification alongside the WFD Officer and NVQ Assessor
  • To undertake relevant administrative tasks keeping thorough records and providing reports 
  • To act as a central point of contact for partnership working
  • To be responsible for dealing sensitively with the range of complex and challenging issues members and volunteers may present.
  • Direct experience of working with and managing volunteers
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of volunteers.
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse others.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse treatment agencies and services.
  • Experience of setting up new projects.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
  • Good IT skills including database
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory manner.

Your working hours will be 37 hours per week.

In return for this you will receive a salary of 18,336 per annum.

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