Salford CVS - Volunteering Development Worker x 2


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Job Title: 
Volunteering Development Worker x 2
Volunteer coordinator / management
Contract Type: 
37.5 hrs pw (excluding breaks) [x 2.0 posts]
Recruitment Type: 
Salford CVS
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 12:00

We're looking for exceptional Volunteering Development Workers to join our team and help us deliver two exciting programmes of work:

Community Assets Programme

The Volunteering Development Workers will deliver the volunteering strand of the Community Assets programme, working in partnership with Inspiring Communities Together, the lead organisation for this work. This aspect of the role builds upon the existing work and learning from this Community Assets programme, supporting volunteering activity around health and wellbeing by engaging people of all ages as volunteers to support people to help reduce isolation, improve health and wellbeing and ultimately improve people’s quality of life. Specifically, this will include supporting the existing network of 200 Volunteer Wellbeing Champions, enabling them to continue to utilise the skills they have developed in holding wellbeing conversations with local people using the Five Ways to Wellbeing tool; and by recruiting and training additional Volunteer Wellbeing Champions in how to hold wellbeing conversations with local people using the Five Ways to Wellbeing tool, supporting successful city-wide initiatives such as Tech & Tea. 

Wellbeing Matters Programme

The other key programme of work for the Volunteering Development Worker Team is to deliver the volunteering strand of the Wellbeing Matters programme, in particular, the role volunteering can play to help improve wellbeing and health within local communities and the potential for capacity-building the VCSE sector within the 5 neighbourhoods of Salford. This work will include supporting a citywide campaign to recruit more volunteers in Salford, ensuring good practice is at the heart of all of our activities. Other specific areas of focus are: recruiting new volunteers for a wide range of local VCSE sector volunteer-involving organisations; supporting existing Volunteer Wellbeing Champions and recruiting and training new Champions; supporting place-based VCSE anchors with their volunteering programmes; supporting the delivery of the new social prescribing model for Salford; enabling volunteer-led, small groups to take on more volunteers and increase local participation and engagement – encompassing both formal volunteering alongside social action, time-banking, and other forms of civic participation; playing an active role in promoting wider person and community-centred approaches to wellbeing and health in Salford; and supporting the other two Wellbeing Matters programme interdependent workstreams.

We’re looking for two motivated and passionate people to join our team.

We need people who have the skills and experience necessary to help us deliver these flagship programmes of work.

To do this job you’ll need to be able to work flexibly and on your own initiative, getting to know a wide range of partners and your local neighbourhood.

You’ll also be adept at capturing the impact of your work and reporting it as required.

Are you one of the people we are looking for?

Download the job pack, including job description and personal specification.

Download the application form.

Salford CVS aims to ensure that comparison between applicants for posts is thorough, fair and in line with our equal opportunities policy. It is therefore essential that you complete the application form fully as it will be used to assess whether or not you are shortlisted for interview.

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply.

This vacancy closes at 12 noon Wednesday 14th November 2018. Please note late applications will not be accepted. Your completed application form and equal opportunities form should be returned by one of the following methods:

Email: Please email There is no need to post an additional copy. If successful at shortlisting stage you will be asked to sign your application form at interview.

Post: Recruitment, Salford CVS, The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Eccles, Salford, M30 0FN.

Online: Apply via our online application form. You will need to create an account to do this. Create your online account here.

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Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018

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The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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