Volunteer Coordinator

BACKLIT has identified the Volunteer Programme as an opportunity to exchange skills, knowledge and interests, it plays a crucial role in building audiences, partnerships, providing career development and vocational experience as well as a hands on operational insight to the arts sector. Therefore this role is a key factor to the future development of the Volunteer Programme. The postholder will manage and coordinate the day-to-day running of the Volunteer Programme.

Main responsibilities:

● Main contact for the Volunteer Programme

● Recruit, train and support internal Volunteers

● Be the representative at BACKLIT for the Volunteer Programme, attend and actively contribute to strategic level meetings on behalf of BACKLIT

● Maintain the existing Volunteering opportunities, ensuring they are regularly reviewed to be fit for purpose and accessible

● Maintain relevant databases for Volunteer procedures and Volunteer recruitment

● Develop new relationships to diversify and widen the pool of recruitment outlets

● Regularly review the Volunteer policy and procedures, ensure these are up to date and accessible

● Organise and lead Volunteer meetings, creating a social network and point of contact for participants. Provide a mentor service to Volunteers offering one-to-one meetings where necessary, produce reports to monitor and show progress

● Research and implement new initiatives to engage and sustain Volunteers

● Devise and develop a range of activities for Volunteers

● Responsible for updating website content and social media relating to Volunteering.

● Provide relevant training for individuals and groups aimed at a variety of Volunteering opportunities at BACKLIT

● Knowledge of key developments nationally, regionally and in Nottingham relating to Volunteering

● Partnership building locally and nationally to develop wider networks with Volunteer groups

● Fundraising for future Volunteer Programme developments

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit: http://backlit.org.uk/opportunities/

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Contact Name

Suzanne Golden 

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Start Date

8th May 2018

Closing Date

31st May 2018