Volunteer Manager

Organisation: Form the Future CIC

Volunteer manager

We are looking for an exceptional individual to develop, manage and grow the volunteer programme for an award-winning social enterprise, Form the Future.

Salary: £26,000-32,000. We will consider part-time and flexible working arrangements.

Reports to: Anne Bailey, co-founder, Form the Future

Location: The Future Business Centre, 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD

Background: Form the Future CIC delivers the skills service for the Greater Cambridge Partnership, linking schools and businesses to build students’ careers awareness and employability skills and to promote apprenticeships. They also run Cambridge LaunchPad for local STEM employers, provide a mentoring programme, an impartial careers advice service and support work experience programmes at schools across the region.

Our activities are dependent on the excellent contribution and commitment of our volunteers. We now need someone to develop our volunteering programme, attracting, supporting and mentoring volunteers to help us deliver a range of activities.

We have benefited from the support of hundreds of volunteers over the last few years and we now want to appoint a lead to support Form the Future to recruit, select, onboard, train, develop, communicate with, recognise and support our volunteers.

Your main duties will include

·         building relationships with local organisations to develop volunteering opportunities for their employees

·         support people in the community who wish to volunteer

·         Link volunteers to activities that match their skills, experience and interests

·         Provide training and support so that the volunteering experience benefits everyone

In addition, the Volunteer Manager will monitor and evaluate the impact of the volunteer programme. They will identify and assess opportunities to develop the programme further and implement as appropriate.

We are looking for someone who has a background in volunteer management and, ideally, working with young people or in education. You should be well organised and have strong project management skills. Your written and verbal communication skills will be excellent, and you will have significant experience of developing effective working relationships with a range of partners. A strong commitment to developing people and a positive, innovative and flexible approach to work is also required.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. All appointments will be made on merit.

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Contact details:

Please send a cover letter explaining why you’re right for this position and a CV to Anne Bailey at info@formthefuture.org.uk

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies