The Volunteer Coordinator is a new position within our charity, and will work with our regional coordinators (also volunteers themselves) and other key pastoral staff and members of our charity to organise the recruitment, screening, induction, training and ongoing development and support of our national volunteer team. We are looking for an outstanding communicator with excellent organisational skills, who will provide appropriate and inspiring communication, support and information to volunteers, keep accurate volunteer records and handle all associated administration.
Ideally, you will have familiarity and understanding of the value of peer support to other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. You will be an excellent communicator, able to work empathetically and cooperatively with a range of colleagues and volunteers, and able to network with other organisations working in the field of bereavement. A high level of communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills is required, including the ability to motivate and inspire others.
Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days)
Salary range: £20,000 - £22,000 according to experience.
Location: National Office in London – currently Deptford, SE8, with a move planned to larger offices within London in early 2017.
If you would like to discuss the role further or have any questions, please contact Carolyn Brice at our National Office on 0345 120 3785.
Interested applicants should send a full CV and supporting letter with two referees by email to:
Ms Carolyn Brice, Charity Director/CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: The Compassionate Friends, 14 New King Street, Deptford, London SE8 3HS.
Closing date for applications: CLOSED
We plan to hold the interviews on 26th October 2016. Further details will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates only during the week commencing 19th October 2016.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a bereavement support charity with nationwide coverage. We offer peer-to-peer support, friendship and information to bereaved parents and families whose child or children have died at any age and from any cause. Our volunteers are themselves all bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents. We also provide information and advice to professionals and other organisations working with the bereaved.
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.