Head of Volunteering - Flexible Working Available

Selly Oak, Birmingham
£38,941 -£40,623 per annum pro rata
14 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead our Volunteering Team at Sense. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a new strategy to enhance and extend the impact that volunteers make across Sense.

We already work with 2,000 volunteers each year in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – they make a huge and varied contribution to our work – from shops and fundraising to roles across our projects, teams and services working directly with the people we support. You can find out more about our current activities here!

As Head of Volunteering, you will be responsible for driving change as we enter our new strategic period. You’ll work collaboratively with teams to pilot roles in areas new to working with volunteers, support colleagues to scale currently successful programmes, embed the systems and resources which ensure a consistently high quality, person centred experience for everyone involved, and ensure the achievements of volunteers and the difference they make are widely recognised and celebrated.

This role is based in our new purpose built Centre TouchBase Pears which is in easy reach of Birmingham City Centre and conveniently located next door to Selly Oak Train Station.

About you 

A highly effective and experienced leader of volunteering, you’ll have a strong track record in delivering large scale, high quality volunteering activities across varied projects, services and areas.

You will be passionate and knowledgeable about how volunteers make a difference to individuals, services and communities and you’ll convey with authenticity and clarity the case for their involvement and the steps needed to do this to the very highest standards of practice and with the very best outcomes.

An exceptional communicator, you’ll thrive on working collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams and to building relationships and partnerships with individuals, families, colleagues and communities. 

You’ll be ready to take on the challenge of leading a national organisation to the next stage of development in this area, and to share and act on your vision for how volunteers can make an even greater contribution.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Eleanor Coker, Head of Volunteering,  

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

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