Volunteer Coordinator at FareShare Sussex

FareShare Sussex are looking for a new Volunteer Coordinator to lead their volunteer programme. This will include recruitment, support, development and management of a team of 125-150 volunteers

The Volunteer Coordinator will have responsibility for:

• Recruitment, retention support and development of around 125 – 150+ volunteers
• Management of a budget of £8,000 to support and enable the work of volunteers
• Preparation of weekly work rotas, in conjunction with SMT members and the Warehouse Manager to cover day and evening shifts on 5 weekdays plus Saturdays
• Ensuring, with the SMT and Warehouse Manager, volunteer availability, to receive food from suppliers and prepare for and deliver to 120–180 Community Food Members per month.

Principle Accountabilities

1. Lead the FareShare regional volunteering programme, including, building and enhancing local links with sources of volunteers, recruiting, inducting, training and developing volunteers and ensuring effective organisation, administration, monitoring, evaluation and reporting to enable delivery of a successful programme.

2. Ensure appropriate volunteer capacity and availability to meet all operational needs, this will include preparing and managing volunteer rotas, organising cover and ensuring processes for payment of expenses, to enable effective delivery of the FareShare service.

3. Promote volunteering locally, both internally and externally in collaboration with the FareShare UK Volunteering Team, to ensure the impact of volunteering is celebrated.

4. Enable the participation, progression and achievement of volunteers, through a volunteer development programme so they have a positive and rewarding experience as volunteers and gain personally from the experience, and become ambassadors for FareShare and for volunteering.

5. Ensure that policies and procedures are developed and followed, in line with guidance from the FareShare UK Volunteering Team, specifically those policies and procedures relating to the volunteer programme, operational need, personal development, safeguarding and inclusion and diversity to enable effective and safe operation of the service and development of volunteers.

6. Liaise closely with FareShare UK Volunteering and Marketing Teams and other regional centres, to develop the work, promote and publicise volunteering, share good practice and establish KPIs and benchmarks to evaluate the volunteer journey, experience and outcomes.

7. Support colleagues in the identification of funding opportunities and the preparation and submission of funding bids to secure funding to support and further develop the volunteer programme.

8. Develop relationships with partners to establish and manage initiatives and programmes that support and enable volunteers to develop so they are better placed to progress in employment, in their personal life and in the broader community. This may include traineeships and employability programmes and other initiatives as they arise.

9. Provide operational and development support as required by the SMT to enable continuation of service development and delivery.

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FareShare Sussex

Deadline for applications

9 Dec 2019


£21,000 per annum

Hours per week




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