Project Co-ordinator

Vacancy title: Project Co-ordinator
Date: 3 January 2018
Salary: £26,539 a year - Temporary
Closing date: 22 January 2018

Job Summary

Our Client is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in Manchester and Salford respectively; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration. We provide support for organisations to establish and develop including training for their staff, volunteers and trustees.

The partnership organisation provide support for individuals who want to volunteer and assistance for organisations developing volunteer programmes.

Both companies have been delivering Volunteer Centre services in Manchester and Salford for many years and we both hold Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation.

The company are looking to recruit for:

Skill Givers Project Co-ordinator

To develop, co-ordinate and deliver an exciting new Sport England funded employer supported volunteering (ESV) project in Manchester and Salford. The project will link Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector, sport and physical activity groups and organisations with businesses and employers, and will also involve working closely with employee volunteers and key partners (e.g. Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce).

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Business and Employer Engagement

Developing strong links and working relationships with appropriate partners; to engage with businesses and employers, promote the project and encourage participation.

Recruit and support the participation of businesses and employers in the project; by advocating for the benefits of Employer Supported Volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and highlighting the use of the Volunteer Engagement and Recruitment Application (VERA) as a platform to conduct business.

Developing strong links and working relationships with businesses and employers to maximise employee participation in ‘quality’ ESV, and providing necessary support to people on the ‘employee volunteer journey’.

Helping businesses and employers to understand the benefits of ESV, CSR and the concept of Social Value, so that they can fully assimilate and participate in the project.

Organising and delivering presentations and workshops as appropriate to facilitate business and employer engagement.

Engaging and Supporting volunteer-involving organisations

Working with VCSE sector, sport and physical activity groups and organisations to develop ‘quality’ employer supported volunteering opportunities; that respond to needs and areas for development, and build capacity.

Helping volunteer-involving organisations (VIO) to understand good practice in volunteering, and developing relevant policies and procedures (particularly in relation to ESV). Referring and signposting where appropriate to volunteer centres in Manchester and Salford, and the Macc Capacity Building Service or Salford CVS Development Team.

Promoting a culture of creative thinking and new approaches to developing volunteering opportunities and involving volunteers with organisations in Manchester and Salford.

To ensure you are able to demonstrate the positive impact of ESV as part of through a range of methods including testimonials, case studies, photographs/videos (community reporting) and effectively articulating the social value generated by the projects.

Organising and delivering presentations and workshops as appropriate to facilitate business and employer engagement.

Supporting Employee ‘Volunteers’

To recruit, train, motivate and support employee volunteers before, during and post placement. This will include, face to face, online and/ or telephone contact.

To ensure volunteer contributions are recognised and rewarded through a range of activities including annual volunteer celebration events, certificates of achievements and nominating volunteers for external awards (Spirit of Manchester, Heart of Salford etc).

To develop appropriate pathways into longer term volunteering for participants.

Training package development and delivery

Working alongside the Macc Training Co-ordinator to develop and deliver appropriate online, web based induction and ongoing training to support all aspects of the ESV programme and IT portal.

Information, marketing and promotion

Present formal and informal information in accessible formats about the benefits of employer supported volunteering.

Develop marketing materials to promote the work of the ESV project, and the achievements of previous placements.

Ensure marketing material is available to a wide range of appropriate outlets, including social media and attend events to promote the project.

To contribute to the production of Manchester Community Central and Salford CVS newsletters and e-bulletins and to ensure appropriate ESV project information is shared with relevant partners (e.g. GM Chamber).

Partnership working

Initiate, facilitate and develop the project steering group, ensuring the group receives regular reports on project progress.

Seek appropriate opportunities to link private sector organisations and employers into the GM social value network.

Work with partner organisations at a local and regional level to promote effective pathways for volunteers and share good practice.

Monitoring and evaluation

Record and monitor the impact of the work and provide verbal and written reports as required.

Ensure the project complies with the requirements of the Sport England National Evaluation.

Update and maintain CiViCRM and VERA databases accurately.

Project sustainability and mainstreaming

To work alongside the New Business Development Manager (Macc) and Project Steering Group to sustain and develop the service through income generation.

To contribute to the development of a toolkit to share best practice and learning from the project.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £26,539.00 /year


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Company: Chamber Recruit - Manchester
Wage: £26,539 a year - Temporary
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