Join our team.
We’re dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. Join us!
Duration: 34 weeks
Start: Open to negotiation, but preferably as soon as possible
Hours: Full time (37.5 per week) but also open to negotiation including part-time, flexible hours and/or job share
Salary: £14 per hour
Location: Central Bristol (subject to change) and home working
Responsible to: Head of Operations
Potential interview dates: w/c 6th September 2021
Marmalade Trust is a small but highly ambitious charity that supports people who are experiencing loneliness to feel more connected. Since 2013 we have been providing Christmas Day events (supported by our incredible volunteers) to those who would be alone in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. In addition, we have started a Winter Companion project which matches volunteers to people experiencing loneliness for one to one weekly phone calls which uses the social prescribing model.
As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring our volunteers receive appropriate training and feel supported in both the Christmas Cheer 2021 project and the Winter Companion project as well as liaising with and matching our members (clients) to be supported by suitable volunteers.
You will be a highly competent Volunteer Coordinator with strong organisational skills who will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, and supervising Marmalade's volunteers for both our Christmas Cheer and Winter Companion projects.
You must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with volunteers, staff and Marmalade members ensuring the Christmas Cheer and Winter Companion projects meet targets on time and to budget. You must also have experience of handling safeguarding incidents and facilitating training sessions for volunteers.
You will need to maintain professionalism and good humour whilst working in a high-pressure environment (from home or the office base) and be able to support on the evaluation of both projects.
If you have any questions about the role, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you: 07566 244 788