Volunteer Officer – Community Voice

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Closing date: Monday 20 June 2022
Location: Tyne & Wear
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £19,700 per annum FTE
Contract: permanent

Vision and Hearing Support (VHS) delivers a range of activities and services to support those living with sensory impairment in Gateshead and South Tyneside.

VHS has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a network of activity, led by service users and supported by Community Voice Officers and Volunteers. The project has been funded for two years and is a Partnership between VHS, Your Voice Counts and BlissAbility.

The Volunteer Officer will play an integral role across the Partnership to recruit, induct and manage volunteers to support the development of a variety of community activity. The project will host three Community Voice Officers, one in each organisation, who will form a collaborative network. The project and staff team will be managed by the Project Coordinator.

The Volunteer Officer will develop and implement a recruitment drive for volunteers across the partnership. You will produce a targeted induction plan that includes personal objectives, outcomes and training for the volunteers. You will target volunteer recruitment to meet the needs of the activities and ensure skills are aligned. The Volunteer Officer will work with the project team to develop a sustainability plan for each activity, supporting Volunteers to take a leading role in the future delivery.

The Volunteer Officer will work across Gateshead and South Tyneside and collaboratively with the Partner organisations. The role will work closely with colleagues from the Project and the wider Charity to enable us to meet the funding and organisational outcomes.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and proof of identity will be required.

You can find an application form at www.visionandhearingsupport.org.uk

or you can telephone Vision & Hearing Support on 0191 4785959;

or you can email contactus@visionandhearingsupport.org.uk (Please ensure you include the Job title within the subject heading).

If you need the form or pack in an alternative format, please let us know.

For an informal discussion about the job please email Carol McAllister, Operations Manager.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Vision & Hearing Support website: https://visionandhearingsupport.org.uk/latest/

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